Friday, January 8, 2016

Cream Velvet Dining chairs

Turned these bedroom chairs in to Cream Velvet dining chairs. Harker Design commissioned these chairs for one of their clients. They took a set of existing bedroom chairs of the clients and turned them into host/hostess chairs for the dining table. Since the client is located out of state, I didn't get to see them finished in the dining room. I bet they looked stunning though.

BEFORE--Here were the drawings they sent me of what they wanted. Baseball stitch, ties, and waterfall skirt to change up the whole look.


 AFTER--I prewashed the velvet since they would be in dining room--that way they can be washed.

 Since the velvet was too thick to make ties--they decided to go for a deconstructed look. I serged two layers together face out--so the ties wouldn't be too bulky.

 No piping--just topstitch

I pieced the inside back to create the X back they wanted and opened up the seam and stitched on both sides.

I've been mulling over different goals for the year, and haven't really nailed any down specifically. My overall thoughts were just trying to figure out what my dream is. Everyone has a different dream, half the battle is figuring out what your's is. It's kind of my new saying-- you know when your house is trashed, and the kids are fighting..."Living the dream, the dream!" 

Lots of times, it's just making things happen and writing them down on your to do list.  What gets you excited? Is there something new you want to learn? What things do you want to make happen this year??  

My Ultimate dream--have 5 BYU housing condos that are paid for which create passive income ($42,000/yr after expenses), so I don't have to work as hard, and can take more trips. We bought our first BYU condo last February and are on a 3 year plan to pay it off. Once it's paid for it'll be an income stream. Then I'd just have to do that 4 more times. Which sounds a bit exhausting to me right now--so maybe 3 BYU condos?? I guess just take it one condo at a time. 

One bucket list thing I put on my to do list for this year is to hit up the longest yardsale on Hwy 127 from Alabama to Michigan. Aug 4-7! 

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momtofatdogs said...

If you do the yardsale & need a place to stay I'm 30 miles west of Nashville. which is likely out of the way. I lived in Alabama & Gadsden nearly shuts down for it!


Jr. Williams said...

Great ....You have beautifully presented your thought in this blog post.

Nancy said...

My goal would be to create slipcovers as gorgeous as yours always are!!! Right now though I am in the process of building my first full wall built in for our living room. Actually my first built in of any kind. :)