Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The chairs in blue :o)



I have two chairs I bought about 6-7 years ago in CA at a thrifty  for $1.99 each! They have great lines and came complete with super cool gold crushed velvet fabric. I have covered the fabric with other fabric over the years and decided it was time to do the job properly. When I say properly I mean as properly as I can given I have ZERO skills in doing this but I am willing to give it a go and see what comes of it :o) 




I am in the process of learning that this is dangerous work which makes me want to do it even more!!!!



I have to redo the webbing. We were all sinking in the seat. I could not find the kind shown here but did find some jute that I am sure will work just as well.


The curviness is what attracted me to the chairs. I like curvy stuff!


More danger!!!!!



The fabric Katy chose for the chairs. It did not photograph well. It is really lovely!



All the choices in fabric for PILLOWS!!!!!

Please wish me luck!!!!!!

Kim :o)

9 comments :

amylouwho said...

can't wait to see the finished product!!!

Victoria Paige @ Boutique Uniquely said...

What a great project!! I love those pillow fabrics. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

...off topic, but there is no way you can be a grandmother!

:)

Toni said...

I can't wait to see how your chairs turn out! And with those pillow fabrics you really can't go wrong. Fabulous! I would have such a good time taking them apart, but would be so worried about messing them up when I put them back together I would just be stuck with a pile of chair parts. Yay for bravery!!

Kim said...

Amy, wish you were here to help!!!!

Victoria!!!!!! Thank you!!! You made my day!!!!! ~mmmmmuwah~

Toni, I am only doing one at a time so I have the opportunity to see what I am supposed to do next with the other chair, I was ripping this one apart and I had the same reaction...what if...I will remain hopeful and if all else fails I will beg my sister to help when I see her next week ;o)

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow, that chair is SO COOL! What a great project Kim! I am curious...where the back meets the front at the arm, how do you get the fabric to wrap in? I am sure you will explain it in your big reveal :-)

Needled Mom said...

Oh wow...that is going to be spectacular!!!!

Alisa said...

I have a desire to do some recovering too. I have some simple dining chairs (antiques) that I plan to do but one day I'd like to do one like yours too. Have fun!

Teje said...

Good luck, as you wished! Your chair looks so great and inviting to create! I love all those beautiful fabrics! It's (they) going to be wonderful!

Maria S said...

I can't wait to see how it ends up! It is a lovely shaped chair. I've mused on trying re-upholstery but good for you for actually doing it! Hope your summer is going well...we move in 2 weeks!

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