June 8, 2011
You know how sometimes projects you intend to do get pushed off for a while? I mean a really long while, like after getting engaged, buying a house, moving, getting married long while? That's what happened to this cute little chair I got free from a neighbor many moons ago. Turns out good things come to those who wait, because I've finally finished this long-delayed chair makeover.
It was old, discarded, ripped, in general just needing some love and attention.
I'd not yet taken on redoing a chair with a back like that and it wasn't as hard as I thought. I need a little more practice with the button situation, that hasn't quite worked out for me yet, but I made do.
This was my first time sewing double welting and although I don't think I did it 100% correct, I don't think it came out too bad either. I'll just have to practice more.
The fabric is in the Eddie Bauer outdoor line at JoAnns. I got it last year so I don't think they have it any longer.
Now it's home in the guest room.
The frame was painted in semi gloss white, it came out nice and bright just as I hoped. For you before and after lovers, here is a fun collage I put together on Picnik, which I'm enjoying playing with more.
Have you ever completed a year-long project? Anything you've got waiting that you want to get to? Any super double cording or button tutorials I need to check out?
Linking up with:
Restored it Wednesday at Restore Interiors
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now
Air Your Laundry Friday and Freckled Laundry