Thursday, June 17, 2010

Latest Project

My latest upholstery project is a set of 6 dining chairs, including 2 carvers. I have given these chairs a wash with white paint and, as you can see below, used a pretty, somewhat shabby chic fabric that I bought last year when it was reduced to $5/metre. I knew I could put it to good use and just had to be patient while waiting for the right project t o come along.






Below are the before shots. The chairs were quite nice but the fabric had some staining. They have coil sprung bases and thankfully these were all intact as I have no experience in fixing them.







These 2 images (above and below), were inspiration for this project. I love the contrast of floral and stripe.




Image via Decorpad



















Did I mention I love the contrast of the stripes and the floral.
I just need to finish these off with double piping (welting). This will give a lovely professional finish. When I saw the striped fabric I knew straight away it would be perfect, so I wasn't going to let the fact that it was thermal-backed curtain fabric stop me from using it! Besides, the only person that will ever know is the person that covers the chairs next time (oh, and anyone who reads this post,lol)









A close-up of the whitewash timber (below).




46 comments:

Natasha said...

You have been a busy thing haven't you, Ange! What a fabulous result-that chair looks amazing. You chose an excellent contrasting fabric too. Well done!

Have you got much planned for the weekend? It's the last day of school for the kids today- 3 weeks of holidays-yay! We will be hitting the beach next week. Too cold for swimming but perfect weather for reading and long walks!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

The Frosted Gardner said...

These look divine! Absolutely beautiful. But no surprise. You sure are talented when fabric, needle and thread. Wish I was. :)

Ann said...

Must be a day for chairs! Love this chair - and am so with you on the flowers and strips... I think I need you to pop over here....!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

These are so cool Ange. I have always loved the whole floral/stripe combo. You're such a great upholsterer. I must admit I'm still a bit scared of it!
Kristine
xx

brismod said...

Lovely Ange!

laura said...

That looks beautiful ange, you did a lovely job again! I have seen that fabric myself, it is great.
Have a fantastic weekend,
Laura curriexx
summerhouse

Janette said...

Beautiful Ange, I love the contrast of floral and stripe too! Well done!
Jxx

Erica @ Decorica said...

Ange, those are beautiful chairs - love the angle of the back. They look fabulous.

cranberry cottage said...

vERY NICE JOB! i HAVE FABRIC JUST "WAITING" FOR THE RIGHT JOB TO COME ALONG ALSO.

Sandy's Place said...

Busy Girl - Love the contrast between the stripe and floral something a little different and very classy indeed. Sandy x

Jane said...

They look great, I love that contract too. Well done. xoxo

Jane said...

Sorry, I meant contrast. Although it's true I do love a good contract.

Kathysue said...

Hi Your chair looks great and what a fun surprise to see the stripe on the back!! I just read your comment on my clothes to room post. By all means do a post on yours. It really was fun to do, I had a blast. I think I will do it again sometime. Let me know when you put your post up, I would love to see what you come up with. I thought it would be a fun event to have others participate in but have done nothing to persue that yet. Thanks for taking time to leave a comment I so appreciate it!! Kathysue

Kerry said...

I am very much in love with those chairs Ange! I think the stripes and floral contrast is perfect.

The Pink Poodle said...

GOOD LORD ANGE.....absolutely STUNNING...

YOU are sooooooo clever...I pale into that mini little space of insignificance!!

that contrast re the fabric is excellent & displays a great EYE...I think anyway...!!~~~

are these keepers?? or goners??

have a great weekend ange...xx..(hope to get up your way SOMETIME!!)...

McCarthy Designs said...

The chairs look fabulous Ange! I love the two fabrics together and the whitewash is lovely! You did a beautiful job. Have a great weekend! xx

Jane (aka the girl in the brick house) said...

Really beautiful! Love your handywork.

Tina said...

As always Ange, your chair makeover is gorgeous!! I love the fabrics you have chosen and I also love that you used the stripey 'backed' fabric, who can tell? It looks wonderful! I hope you have a wonderful weekend Ange, I always find you so inspiring! ~ Tina xx

Trish@ A dream house for Trish said...

I just love love love it!!! Another fabulous transformation...You are SOOOO talented!!!

Kerri said...

Just gorgeous as usual Ange! You are so talented, and those fabrics work perfectly together. After all your hard work I hope you get to put your feet up and have a relaxing weekend! K xx

Millie said...

Bravo to you Ange - a superb effort once again you clever, clever thing!
Millie ^_^

Alaina said...

Ange I love the chair, especially that you mixed the fabrics. Great job! Thank you for the compliments. I have a great shed you can come and visit, oh the fun we would have. Have a great weekend.

A Room For Everyone said...

Beautiful again..I couldn't even get started on something like that and yet you've done 6! Rachaelxx

Thea said...

I LOVE these. They look so expensive and so pretty.

theoldboathouse said...

Oh I love the combination of fabrics....they look stunning!

Kyandra said...

Hi Ange, the combination of stripes and floral works so well because you are so good at choosing just the right tone..love them.. have a great weekend Kym X

Dylana Suarez said...

the chair looks so so awesome!


Just came across your blog!

It is lovely!

colormenana.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

Very nice Ange. Floral and stripes always seems to work well together and you have managed to capture this in your lovely chairs.

awal.ny said...

Thank you for your comments, I really do love to be in the gardens. I have been tring to google my house but not sure how you did it. Let me know if you can?

Paper Tree Design said...

These chairs look absoulutely gorgeous. The fabric and floral/stripes combination is just perfect .... can't believe the price of the fabric either! Just beautiful. Michelle

bluehydrangea said...

I love that you added the striped fabric on the back. I think it gives the chairs such personality!! Great job!

Revival said...

wow - i love these! i've been bookmarking contrasting fabrics for awhile and love what you chose. Good thing the springs were intact....coils are hard to retie! Thanks for your comments over my way. I'm hanging in there....3 more weeks!
xo katie

Bayside Moments said...

What a fantastic job you have done with these chairs. They look amazing.
Pam

awal.ny said...

I have a question, how do you finish up the stapled edge?

I have an award for you on my blog.

paula said...

wow, how gorgeous. wish I new how to reupholster.

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

These chairs are crazy gorgeous Ange! I do the same thing. Buy the fabric...and wait...it keeps the furniture hunt interesting.
I think since my chair is slipcovered, I was able to attach the cording the way I did. I made the cording, sewed it to the bottom of the slip, then serged the edges and turned it under.
Could you make the single cording, cut the excess very close, and then sort of glue and shove it in between the seat and wood. I've done that before when the wood sticks out enough to make some sort of "gully" to hide the back of the single cording.
Make sense?? Let me know.
Kelly

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Gorgeous!! Love the two fabrics together, so pretty!!
XO

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I know with the name chair-up I would love this blog! I am a chair addicted decorator myself. Your latest chair project is fantastic! Love the floral and stripe combo. Gonna dive into your archives now!

Mommy Mayhem said...

Wow You do great work!!

french doors and verandahs said...

Hi Angela,

You have made my day! The very first follower of my blog and the very first comment posted too! I rang my husband in such a flurry of excitement he thought I was ringing to tell him we had council approval for our house plans! Of course I would love to have you mention my new, modest blog on your well established blog. Mind you, the progress is going to be SLOW if the previous 9 months are any indication. We share a love of home magazines (I too am broke from this obsession) and Hamptons style homes. Still dreaming of mine!
Look forward to following your blog.
XX Briohny.

Sharon said...

oh all right, stripes are classic:)
Love the contrast with the floral! You did a great job.

Sprout Gallery said...

Super nice. I agree. I like the stripe with the floral too.

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

Well, aren't you the smart one! These look wonderful, and such a talented one you are!
Wish you were a little closer!

Jess said...

Very cool, I wish I was this talented! I think the stripe and the floral look really good together. Oh and re the football, I didn't realise you are a NZer when I first commented. Isn't it a shame we are out of the world cup! We did really well though especially seeing as we were above the former world champs in the pool haha!

Rosebud and Bluebells said...

The chairs look amazing, i love the contrast of the floral fabric with the striped fabric. You are very clever.
Donnaxx

Kellie Collis said...

stunning fabric! Have a lovely weekend! x