Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wood Arm Chair

Before, a chair inherited from my client's grandma. Sturdy and great lines.

after...done in a black/white gingham cotton. We chose to let the legs show and not do a skirt. I just finished off the bottom with a row of piping.

I was able to let the wood arm show by leaving an opening. I piped around the opening to make it look more finished and to keep the underneath fabric from peaking out.


Green Damask Arm Chair



Close up of skirt and matching on front

So I am not going to lie....I was a little nervous about how this arm chair was going to turn out, so I put piping in every seam just hoping it would make it looked polished and finished. I decided to do a 4.5" pleat going all one way for the skirt. I like to let the legs show when possible. I was happy with the matching I was able to do on the front with the large repeat. It turned a $2 garage sale find into a fabulous occasional chair for my client.