Chair - Ugly Duckling to a Beautiful Swan

July 9th, 2009 in member junk     
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I traded a chair that I had painted for this ugly duckling of a chair. I have never upholstered anything this detailed but since I have sewn for the past 42 years, I figured that I could take a stab at it. It was a challenge, but the trick was to take digital pictures of the chair as I was taking it apart then playing the photos backwards when I had to upholster it back together.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, living room, fabric, shabby, chair, whimisical, bed room, upholster, black and white check

Comments (9)

shabbychick writes: I love how you mixed the fabrics - what a fantastic makeover!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 3:12 pm on July 13th
TinTinJunkFan writes: I love how you combined fabrics-- this is an adorable piece. Posted: 1:53 pm on July 13th
ALVN writes: Love the combination of fabrics! Where did you learn to upholster? Posted: 3:58 pm on July 12th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is stunning PISM! The mixed fabrics look amazing on this style of chair. Beautiful work!
Candy Posted: 2:52 pm on July 10th
alicemom writes: That's the chair in your other post. I am so glad you shared. It is fab! Great idea about the photos.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:48 pm on July 9th
tabathamiller1 writes: Great Job!! Posted: 8:59 pm on July 9th
piecesofthepast writes: I always did love the look of mixing the fabrics...you did a great job and I sure could use your painting skills as I am painting a twin bed and table right now! Posted: 7:18 pm on July 9th
RustyDiva writes: You did great for it being your first upholstry job. Beautiful! Posted: 4:23 pm on July 9th
oldnews writes: WOW. It's fabulous! Marie Posted: 4:12 pm on July 9th
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