Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Houndstooth Wingbacks

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My client had just moved into her new home and wanted to update her wingbacks. She wasn't in love with the legs, but I liked the way they contrasted with the tan houndstooth---so we decided to do a 3/4 length skirt.


Chair---BEFORE

Chair---AFTER (cream/tan woven houndstooth)


 She had a matching set...so two wingback to flank the fireplace.



I love the dark wood feet peeking out the bottom. Her husband even commented and liked that we kept part of the legs showing. Pardon the wrinkles--I bring the slipcovers back folded up in a bag, they usually fall out after a day or so.

Gotta love those "telephone" arms (I don't know the official name....but they look like the old school telephones to me)--- they require more effort to join the piping and not let the fabric crawl in and pull weird once you've sewn them.






SIDE NOTE #1----

I am waiting to do an official post on my new "work studio",  I am still waiting for the sliding barn door to be installed....but in the mean time, we got the new garage floor painted. Which means we got to move everything out of a spare bedroom back into the garage. Which means I had an empty room to give a purpose to.

My sister in law who also LOVES to decorate suggested turning it into an office. I LOVED the idea, and started looking for fabrics! Nothing gets me more excited than a new space to decorate and to buy for treasures for!

Here are the beginnings of my new office!

Picked up a used desk off KSL.com (I wanted some dark wood in the room). Funny story--- I went to pick it up and turns out my sister is under contract for the house right next door. So I got to meet her new neighbor before she did.

I picked up the yellow chair from Savers and a day later decided I wanted 2 more. I sent Heber back to Savers to get them for me.

Funny story---he called to tell me they were gone, but he knew who bought them---when he got in line, my step mom was buying my other 2 yellow chairs. BUMMER. I settled on two turquoise kids ones instead. I just wanted extra chairs for when all the boys sit around the computer and play games with their friends.

Got my mirror from the thrift store for $3 and the metal bookcase/ shelf for $20. I slipcovered the lamp shade with some left over turquoise chevron from my bedroom.

This is my curtain fabric! It showed up today, and it's BEAUTIFUL!!!! Heber's going to help hang the rod tomorrow, so I can get these made and hung.



I am slipcovering a chair in the corner of the office in this gray/tan houndstooth.

Side note #2-- Long run this week is 18miles! Marathon is about 6 weeks out. Last week we ran 17 miles on a snow covered dirt road while it was snowing---Beautiful! But I am not going to lie---it was long and my hands got cold, and I needed more water (eating snow doesn't quench your thirst), but I did it... and now I am wrapping my head around 18 miles for this week.

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5 comments:

Carol A. said...

Love the houndstooth wingchairs-what a great job-beautiful workmanship.

Carol A. said...

Love the houndstooth wingchairs-what a great job-beautiful workmanship.

Pine Tree Home said...

Love the classic pattern on those chairs. Great choice on the feet. Fab.

Katie Mortensen said...

i cant wait to see your work space!! How exciting!!

Katie Mortensen said...

i cant wait to see your work space!! How exciting!!