Sunday, June 24, 2012

Reupholstered Chair--FINISHED!

She's DONE!!!
 Get ready for photo overload ---I have been working on this piece (above) for quite awhile and I'm SO excited to have it done!!!!!
 This is the biggest piece I've reupholstered so far....I'd love to do more of this.  I think because it's all different skills combined.  Painting, sewing, fabric choices....all the fun stuff....
 I decided to try to use fabrics I had on hand since I have a lot left over from my purse making days.  
I had the brown linen but not enough for the whole chair so I decided to mix in some feed sack for contrast ---and I really like the way it turned out....
 The tufting was also a new step for me, and I did a separate post on that you can see here if you're interested....
 This is Duck Egg blue with a dry brushed coat of Old White and clear wax to finish....I also dry brushed pretty much all of the caned sections instead of trying to distress those with sanding or even water.
 It is so satisfying to see this piece come together...this is how it looked in my head from the start.
But being able to take it there from start to finish is so much fun for me....
 I'm on the hunt for my next piece :) and would even like to try replacing all the foam and cushions.
 The whole thing just works together...all those little details adding to the whole piece...
 We took her up to the shop this weekend and as we carried it in the door there were already some shoppers admiring her....
 nice to see some reaction to your work and know that others appreciate it!

 My husband is trying to finish up a few things for us...a chicken coop and a new kitchen island that is very industrial...
And of course we have a bathroom to remodel and our house is for sale and.....

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  1. Nicely, nicely done. Your fabric & paint choices are perfect!
    Great transformation!
    (stopping by from (MMS)

  2. Your chair looks fabulous! I've been working on one very similar, its taking me so long because I need to add the buttons. Thank you for sharing this at my link party!

  3. Rachel this is so cute. The contrast of fabrics and paint colors you chose. I love everything you do. Thank you so much for sharing. -K