Thursday, February 14, 2013

Swivel Rocker redo

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!  I thought it would be fitting to show off this red chair today!

Today and tomorrow---my DVD and ebook are 15% off with promo code "VALENTINE"


This clients husband had a "favorite" chair that he wanted to keep.  I am not going to lie, when this chair showed up, I had my doubts! Both arms were severely torn and missing foam. I whip stitched up the one arm and put some batting on the second and whip stitched that arm as well and then added  the cream fabric over the top for added stability and sewed that down by hand. 



 
Chair---BEFORE!

 Arm repair---

Chair--AFTER---- she chose a great red canvas, which sewed up beautifully! She was completely shocked when she came to pick it up---It turned out better than what she was expecting. I had enough fabric to self line the skirt--which gave it a good weight.


I did piping on the inside arm seams....just to finish it off a bit.

Front of arm


I just followed the original lines of the chair, for where to run the piping.




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8 comments:

Leslee said...

Hey You are Amazing! Love watching your before and after pics of your Awesome-ness :) Not sure if Millie mentioned, but I'm looking for scraps that can be cut into 8x8 pieces for a project we are doing in Young Womens. We will be starting in just a couple weeks. Would you set aside some for me if you have some and I'll have millie pick them up? Hope all is well and hope training is going well :)

Love, Les

Chrystal Younger said...

Nice transformation! Like the piping in the inner arm, will have to remember that!

Renae said...

Wow, I want a fun red chair somewhere in my house.

Sherri said...

Great transformation! And great color, too :)

Sarah said...

I'm speechless. What a transformation!
This gives me hope for my husband's favourite chair. I've been staring at it thinking how ugly it is... but wow, maybe I just need to attempt a slipcover... or better yet, send it to Utah! :)

Susy said...

Love it! It is like night and day! That is what I love about making slipcovers. It is an extreme makeover, slipcover edition!

Cyndi said...

Wow Looks Great!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

WOW.
That is one gross chair and what a brilliant transformation.
Genius!!