My mom purchased this chair for me a little while ago at a thrift store. It was in need of a good cleaning but the lines of it were cute. I really liked the turned spindles of the arms and detail on the front legs. It looks as though someone recovered the chair recently in the dark upholstery fabric; which is fine, but I wanted a more lightened up look.
I've been doing a lot of thinking about starting my own custom slipcovering business since slipcovering my couch (which I am going to!) and this project gave me a little more practice and would help me decide if that is something I would love doing! My youngest child is going to be starting Kindergarten this fall and I've been thinking and praying a lot about what that means for me. I'd love to be able to use my sewing talents and still be able to be around for my kids when they need me. I'm very excited about this adventure and I know it's going to be something that I'll enjoy working at!
If you're in the West Michigan (Holland, Grand Haven, Zeeland area) and would like something custom slipcovered, I'd love to start working with you. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to the chair for a little bit...
Here it is with a finished slipcover and a fresh coat of chalk paint and wax!
I needed to use a double layer of the white fabric so that the dark upholstery didn't show through.
The ties help hold the covers on the chair back and seat.
It was a fun chair to transform and there's quite the difference between the before and after!
This past weekend, I needed a little sewing project just for fun. I pulled out all the selvages I had stashed away and started sewing them together.
It's fun to dig through that pile and see all the little bits of fabric that I've used over the years.
I made a couple zippy pouches to stash away as future gifts. (They're made using Anna's tutorial over at Noodlehead)
Up next is a chair that I slipcovered with a vintage barkcloth curtain. It's quite "granny chic" and very different. I still have to get used to it, but I think it's growing on me. Pictures and post coming up next week!