Tuesday, August 3, 2010

comfy Old chair gets a Beach Lift

Friday, July 30, 2010


  I had this old chair that I purchased around 1995 that was desperate for a re-do.It started out in my bedroom at home as a little escape for reading. Then it got pushed out of there for a exercise bike and relegated to the basement to withstand some character building abuse from the kiddos. 
  So in mercy, I drug it down the shore and stuffed into my tiny serene bedroom, where it hardly got any use till recently, when we had the back deck renovated and made it into a sunroom right off my bedroom which now houses all kinds of comfy furniture for taking in the view.
  So here is the before.... hardly fitting in with the beach vibe we were going for....right?
Ugly old and torn seat covered with a sheet

I really wanted to find a fabric similar to the one in this Coastal Living magazine picture below.
With a bit of a nautical vibe. (This was in my vision file since 2002) 
My vision file is just a file of stuff I love.
 And I love the look of this chair right down to the cozy blanket on the ottoman!
Inspiration Love



So I finally found the fabric I would use! 


But I am such a procrastinator some times.
This was one of those times. I'd made a slipcover once before for my sofa and I sewed for 12 hours straight, just stopping for nourishment! It's not something I am great at and didn't really look forward to.
Finally though this job was going to get done!

And here is the end result:


Much more beachy




It fits in the room much better now in it's new skin. And it's still one of my most comfy little chairs!  This nautical fabric is now available in my online fabric store, FreshCutFabrics.com   It is called Millbrook stripe by Waverly.

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6 comments:

  1. Nice!

    No offense, but it was not nice before ;) But the after is quite lovely!

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  2. Gina, You are so right. It was comfy but such an eyesore!
    It's eye candy now.

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  3. I love that fabric! I really wish I knew how to sew. You did a beautiful job. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving the sweetest comment.
    Londen

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  4. Beautiful beachy fabric! Looks heavenly to sit in now :)

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    Blessings,
    Linda

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