Thursday, May 19, 2011

Armchair Project

Oh my poor neglected wee blog!!!!

But enough of that..... here is the latest project I have been working on, along with Queen of Furniture Painting herself, Sandy of Paint Me White

This most gorgeous armchair has had a wonderful transformation as a result of blood, sweat and tears (speaking for myself, it really did literally involve all three!). What an awesome result and our client was very happy I do believe.















In the process of upholstering this chair I somehow mastered the art of double piping and I'm so happy about that I could scream!!!! I was at the point of giving up when 'hey presto', it worked :)


















The fabric is an exquisite import from USA. How delicious is it?!?!?!













Trust you all have had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.


Angex




41 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

That fabric is deliciously exquisite! That particular shade of blue is so calming and serenity inducing. You've done a great job too; painting all the woodwork white and doing that double piping as well.

Wendy C said...

Thanks Ange, I've just got back from Canberra and the chair is amazing! What a beautiful job you've done, I'm so thrilled with it. Thanks a zillion, it looks lovely in its home. Anna

Bayside Rose said...

Love what you have done with this chair. Fabulous work ange.

The fabric is just gorgeous.
Pam x

The Pink Poodle said...

Hey Miss ANGE..wondering where you have been..

OMG..totally busy with this BEAUTIFUL makeover...

You & Sandy do make an AWESOME DUO../DUET??

whatever...
it is ALL music to my ears..

xx andrea

Julienne said...

I'd have been happy too!

Raine and Sage said...

Holy smokes Ange! Incredible!! Congratulations on the double piping. It was clearly worth the blood, sweat and tears, as you've excelled yourselves. You and Sandy have done an amazing job.
For some reason all I can think of is Huey and Gwyneth's "I love it when were grooving together". Do you sing that when you work?
Seriously. It's stunning - bravo!

*Spring Blossom* said...

One word - STUNNING!

Meg and Mum's said...

Ange that fabric is stunning! I'm in the process of reupholstering a box couch and have all but finished. But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to connect the piping together (it's to go on the front arm facing forward). How did you do that double welting? x

Sian said...

beautiful chair...giving me chair envy right now, hope it's as comfortable as it looks, well done, fabric is great.

Debs said...

What a fabulous job and what a transformation! I love double piping, it's such a neat, clean finish to upholstery, and yours looks great.
Loving the fabric too!

homestilo said...

This is beautiful work. You made that chair very happy as well!

Paddy said...

Hello Ange, My friend pointed me to your blog. Can't believe how talented you are. Then again, my friend does have great taste, doesn't she, even for someone who lives in Canberra!

Red Door Home said...

You did such a great job on this chair transformation. Love the fabric - such a bright and fun print.

Letitia Linke - The White Shed said...

That is amazing Ange! Fabric is stunning, well done! Letitia xx

My House, My Garden said...

I love what you did to this chair!!! Beautiful.
Did you happen to also do the painting in the bottom picture? I have a very large canvas that I have painted white and that's something I would like to copy!!

Jenny said...

What a great makeover Ange, it looks amazing. Love the fabric too. ;-)

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a gorgeous transformation! that fabric is perfect :)

Belle Inspirations said...

A job beautifully well done as always, just fabulous have a lovely week xx

Helen M said...

Ange, you have done it again!!! I'm so jealous of your talent, in a nice way of course, keep it up as I love seeing your work.
Helen M xx

Kristopher K said...

Fabulous job Ange (as always ;) and I love the fabric too!

Btw it's great to see you back on blogger - I'm blaming the Gold Coasts cooler weather, for my lack of recent blog posts - lol

Peaches and Maple said...

The chair looks gorgeous! Reading your blog has inspired me to go and start some of my many "pending" projects, so thankyou!

Monika said...

Amazing transformation, I love the fabric and the choice of color. Well done!

Welcome to AK Magnolia House said...

Ange,
You have found your calling! I want to invite you to Charleston this summer! Please email me at akmagnoliahouse@gmail.com and we can talk.
The chair is gorgeous! I love it!
AK

orchidlanedecor.com said...

Mmmm, way to turn an ugly duckling into an amazing swan. What a lot of work. Love the piping, I'd love to know how you did it!

Suzy xxx

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

my god you're good ange!! that is just brilliant! x

Seaside Style said...

Ange, The fabric and the chair are beautiful! Miss your posts!!

Linda

alissa said...

Wow, your chair is AMAZING! I love the fabric. It looks just perfect on the chair.

Leah said...

Wow it looks incredible!

Luvs

Cashon&Co said...

Truly Fantastic!!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Gorgeous fabric and a wonderful makeover. I wish I had your talent for 'renewing'.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow! i love everything about that chair! EVERYTHING!!!

Toyin O. said...

That is one great looking chair:)

Between You and Me said...

awesome chair...LOVE the fabric!

Felicity said...

Ange you are a genius and this chair is testament to that!
I love everything about it, the fabric, the colours, the shape, the piping - pure gorgeousness.

For all that you invested in this, it is truly worth it and I have no doubt it will give great pleasure to its new owner for a very long time to come.

Felicity x

Slipcovers by Shelley said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Great job on the upholstry job! Love the white arms...what a difference

Rachel Wright said...

That's AH MAZING. Where did the fabric come from? LOVE!

xo Rachel @ http://www.theinspiredhouse.org

P.S. I'm your newest follower!!

Interior Design Musings said...

I think it's my favorite yet! It looks fantastic. Really wish I could do that! M.

classic • casual • home said...

Beautiful detail with the double piping. I LOVE THIS CHAIR!

Sädehelmi said...

Aww, what a lovely blog you have!

Melinda said...

Hi Ange, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and saying hi. Wow, what a find is yours. That blue and white chair is to die for, and I just love all your other DIY and before/afters. Never tire of looking at those. I look forward to seeing more.

StylishIrish said...

This chair is a triumph - I wish I had the courage to try my hand at reupholstery myself! C x