Friday, February 21, 2014

My Occasional Chair

A few weeks ago after I got back from Costa Rica, I was feeling the need to go thrifting. I stopped at Restore and found this great mid century modern chair for $10! I couldn't pass it up, so I purchased it and figured I'd find a spot for it later.

Chair---BEFORE! The blue was alright and kind of worked, but I knew a grey ikat would pop off the wood. I debated trying to upholster it, because of all the cool wood---but with 3 boys, I really wanted to be able to wash it.

Chair--AFTER! I decided it was small enough to snuggle right in next to my loveseat in the front room (Keeps the kids from trampling over that corner of my rug and staining it…perfect!)

To be able to get the slipcover off, I did a velcro opening under the wood arm on each side.

On the upper arm I ran piping under the arm and back over in all one piece, that way it wasn't super bulky with extra seam allowances.

I stapled velcro under all four edges of the chair and sewed the second side of velcro to the seam allowance, so the cover would stay down tight and I could expose more of the wood leg.

SIDE NOTE-- Since I don't last long without a design project… Camille and I talked Brooke into letting us do her front room! 

Here's the before pic! We are ditching these oversized couches and have been given a $200 budget. We ordered fabric today for curtains and a few pillows. We have been scouring the online classifieds and have scored a couch, large bench/ ottoman, occasional chair, and end table. We are hoping to work our magic and make it look AMAZING! Brooke's nervous about some of the choices we've made--but that's part of the fun right?

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5 comments: said...

I'm crazy about that chair! You really do amazing work, I always love to see it. And yes, I will be back to see what magic happens with that living room ;-)

catpal52 said...

Can't wait to see what you do with your friend's room!

Pine Tree Home said...

Beautiful change up on the chair!

the cape on the corner said...

amazing! love the lines on this chair, and the color of the wood.

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