The Ugly Duckling turns into the Swan

February 27th, 2009 in member junk     
Witty46 Witty46, member
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This was a fun project I found this little slipper chair at the Sacramento Flea Market and it sat and sat. I redecorated my bedroom and have the perfect place for it. SO I made a cover for it.
You can barely see the legs with all the sewing supplies in the background. They are very short and the chair sits low to the ground. From the 1940s. The legs were covered in the same lovely green brocade.
The finished product. I decided not to recover the frame. It was clean and very comfortable and sturdy. I sprayed it with lysol and vacuumed it and it was good to go. Besides no one knows the difference. The hem is 13 off the floor so you can tell its very low to the ground. Well now you guys do. It was so much fun and only took me two evenings or less.
This was a fun project I found this little slipper chair at the Sacramento Flea Market and it sat and sat. I redecorated my bedroom and have the perfect place for it. SO I made a cover for it.

This was a fun project I found this little slipper chair at the Sacramento Flea Market and it sat and sat. I redecorated my bedroom and have the perfect place for it. SO I made a cover for it.

Photo: The before seat and fabric

Taking a Flea Market find and making it into something so pretty and useable is really rewarding. I love to sew and this little chair is not my first. The front is just an apron and the back is just slipped over with a long panel. The apron ties in the back.

 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Donna Whitaker
posted in: member junk, furniture, bedroom, fabric, pink, 40s

Comments (12)

irishrovr writes:
Nice re-cover-y job! Love the very feminine fabric!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 8:35 pm on March 31st
AtticusFinch writes: Good job on the slip cover. Love the 30-40's style. Posted: 9:51 am on March 1st
bridiemurphy writes: that fabric...your sewing skills...delicious! Posted: 9:34 am on March 1st
georgiamoon writes: This is so darling. I love your fabric. I'm a girly-girl too! Geo Posted: 5:52 pm on February 28th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! You're not kidding about it becoming a beautiful swan. Nice job!
Candy Posted: 2:27 pm on February 28th
shamrockerin writes: LOVE that fabric! very sweet! Posted: 10:19 am on February 28th
snowyowl writes: really lovely and great job sewing too. Nice fabric - looks vintage too. Posted: 8:00 am on February 28th
1retrogal writes: I love that! Very neat fabric!
Karen Posted: 12:17 am on February 28th
junkermidge writes: What an adorable little chair. I love the fabric you used for the slipcover. You did a great job!
Midge Posted: 10:59 pm on February 27th
fellowjunker writes: You did a beautiful job on your slip cover!!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 10:16 pm on February 27th
alicemom writes: It looks great. I am sorry you are not closer!
alice Posted: 8:51 pm on February 27th
LuAnn writes: Love your chair. Good job!!

LuAnn Posted: 8:35 pm on February 27th
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