Slow times at Jo’s place

Posted on Sat, 3 Nov 2007 by midcenturyjo


Too busy for much work around the apartment this week. Too few hours in the day but I did complete this little job this morning. I’ve long had a thing for the destination rolls from buses and trams. A number of years ago I got my hands on a few vintage cloth Sydney bus rolls which I stretched and sold. (Here’s a snap of one.) I have a few Brisbane paper rolls now and wanted to frame some. As we all know custom framing is horrendously expensive especially for large pieces.

This is the very ugly, very neglected but very large frame standing in the corner of my secret thrift store. So for the grand total of $39 and some careful disassembling and reassembling I have a framed vintage bus destination roll for my office. By the way that little recovered 70s footstool is my husband Kelvin’s latest upholstery project. So cute! The fabric is from Ikea.

Natalie says:

I LOVE the bus cloth roll framed! Coupled with the lovely prints and patterns, it makes Brisbane like a really chic destination!

I always look forward to your posts that reference this awesome city 😀

Thanks Natalie. Seems like you and I already know Bris Vegas rocks!

julia says:

The bus roll framed turned out amazing Jo and does Kelvin ever have talent for reupholstering – I love the stool!

kim. says:

ok – that is the COOLEST!!! I am envious. I would never be able to find a bus roll here. And Kelvin is some talented guy!!! He’s a keeper. 😉

Abbey says:

i just saw a sign like this on 1stdibs — genius. So glad you posted on this and love the frame switch! XOXO Abbey

Peggy says:

Cute! I love the graphic letters and your pattern combinations. I was going to ask you about that footstool. Love it.

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