Monday, December 8, 2008

New Project



My mom bought me this chair for a reading chair in my bedroom. I love the style but despise the fabric. Last night, as it sat in my living room, and as I sat staring at I decided I would try to recover it myself. I didn't decide this all at once. At first I just ripped off the trim to see what was underneath, then all of a sudden I was searching for fabric then draping and hammering. Within a hour or so I had recovered the top of the chair. The fabric is a natural linen with diamonds silk screened on top. Now I just have to finish the bottom and I might fabric paint the sides instead of recovering them. I think I did a pretty good job to start, I just have to carry it through to finish the chair!

4 comments:

Kat said...

Love it!

Courtney Cerruti said...

Thanks!

Sara | Stinkerpants! said...

YUCK! I hate the "before" fabric, too! I think the "after" looks great, and I have to say, it looks like a really difficult chair to cover! I'm impressed!

Laurie G. said...

Saw this on Apt Therapy year-end roundup. I love the transformation and your willingneses to tackle the project. I'm curious, did you have any prior upholtering experience? I have a similar char but am afraid to tackle it....