Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The Chair

Well, day 3 of the summer holidays, and all seems OK at the moment!  Plans are afoot and I feel somewhat more relaxed than I did last week.

Do you remember my post about the chair I was planning to revamp and patchwork? Well, it's moving on quite nicely.  I managed to get the seat completed at the weekend so will now move onto the back of the chair.






To an upholsterer I've probably made 101 mistakes, but considering I've never upholstered a chair before, let alone in patchwork, I feel mighty pleased.



The front part was a little tricky and required a couple of 'hospital type corners'  and then trying to get the lines to line up was somewhat interesting.





Unlike various other projects where I tend to bulldozer my way through, I took my time and even tacked where I needed to, and it paid off tremendously especially when trying to get it straight and even.






I'll keep you posted with the back and will hopefully have one of those tra-la la moments very soon......!

TTFN.

18 comments:

Floss said...

OK, now I want one. It's gong to be lovely! Have a great summer...

Dotty said...

I bet it has been tricky as it isn't a completely regular shape- you are so clever! It looks really pretty:)

crafty cat corner said...

I think your chair looks fab.
Who cares what an upholsterer would think, and nice and cheap as well.
Mind out you don't get the patchwork bug and start covering every thing you can find, I got that once. lol
Briony
x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Well I think your chair is looking fab already!

Look forward to seeing the end result! Who cares what a 'professional' would think. I think you are very clever.


MBB x

Serenata said...

Looking jolly good!

Nattie said...

O.M.G I could scream with delight...I LOVE YOUR CHAIR!!!!!!!!! Pure heaven, lucky/clever you! One of the best things I've seen in ages!
Nattie x

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

It's going to be gorgeous, love the patchwork! Can't wait to see the entire completed project!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

I love it!! It looks so cheerful and inviting!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

your much braver than me... I have a couple of chairs that I need to reupholster but I haven't attempted either yet... love your patchwork... hope the next phase goes smoothly...xx

bellaboo said...

It's looking wonderful...can't wait for the TA-DA! :0)

Alix said...

Very impressive! You'll have to watch it like a hawk once it's finished - visitors will be trying to sneak away with it!
X

**Anne** said...

Your chair cover is looking wonderful. I don't think I'd be game enough to have a go. Looking forward to seeing the completed project.
Anne xx

delia hornbook said...

ooohhh well done you its looking fantastic ;-)) dee x

The Vintage Knitter said...

That looks like its going to be an amazing chair once its finished. The mix of fabrics, patterns and colours looks really vibrant.

I know what you mean about bulldozing your way through projects as I'm the same. I want to get to the end result as quick as possible!

Country Girl said...

It's looking good so far - look forward to seeing the finished product!

Cuckoo said...

Oh you can see how delicious that chair is going to be! I love it, it's lush!

xxx

sylviesgarden said...

It's looking fabulous!
x

Polka Dot Daze said...

Oh wow - it's looking so cool!