I started with this mauve armchair that I got from the “free” section of Craigslist…
I decided I wanted to use several different black and white fabrics to make a slip cover of sorts, but I pulled the sewn slipcover taught and stapled the fabric underneath for a more tailored look.
I made the back tufted cushion reversible between the houndstooth or the denim:
The chair originally had a rocker/swivel mechanism on the bottom that was broken and made the chair sit cockeyed, so that came off and was replace by some modern looking wooden legs ($6 for all four at the Habitat Re-Store) which I painted black.
I’m happily taking an upholstery and sewing hiatus, and returning to the familiar world of painting/glazing/distressing, where the only fabric to be seen is stapled with my trusty staple gun and the strait pins are safely away in their cushion. And BOY do I have some exciting pieces to move onto next!! I picked up this great chair ($3) and end table ($4) at the GW this past Saturday, and can’t wait to jump into them!!
Let’s take another look at that “upholstery.” (GROSS!! What IS that?!?!)
‘Till next time,
This post linked to:
Cottage Instincts, Between Naps on the Porch, Making the World Cuter, Its So Very Cheri, The Girl Creative, The Persimmon Perch, A Soft Place To Land, Southern Hospitality, Reinvented, My House of Giggles, My Backyard Eden