Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pins and Needles

I am teaching a couple of classes next week and just finished up the samples. The first is a "Spoolie" pincushion. Students will make either the heart or the bird. The second is a Linen Needle Book with embroidery on the front and yo-yo's on the back.

Monday, July 15, 2013


Chair number two is done and looks great! The fabric is from Waverly and I found it at Old Time Pottery for $2.96 a yard! A steal. The only catch you have to take the whole piece, so it could measure anywhere from 1 yard to 10 yards. Mine was a little under 5 yards. Still a great deal.



Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Chair Update

Before and after of the first chair. I think it turned out amazing. It has been awhile since I have reupholstered anything so I am pleased. Moving on to  chair two!

After-I still need to add trim around the back.

Back-Also needs the trim.
I found the fabric at Jo-Ann's on clearance for $2.99 a yard and purchased 2 yards. The foam was the most expensive thing to replace.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Beauty Update

An update on my "new" chairs. I stripped all the old fabric and batting off and painted them this beautiful cream color. I added new webbing and foam and they are ready for the batting to smooth them out and then  new upholstery fabric. Love the fret work on both.
Before with the burgundy upholstery.
After-stripped, painted and ready to cover.

Before-this one had another layer of upholstery underneath. I was going to try and save it but when I took off the first layer the seat was torn and threadbare.

After-stripped, painted and ready to cover.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....

Schools out and my list of summer projects continues to grow and multiply. We painted the living room, entry way and hall and are in the process of updating and redecorating. I stumbled upon  a couple of chairs at our local antique mall and loved the shape and the bones were good so I decided to recover them. I have done some upholstery in the past but it has been awhile. Here is what they look like right now.
Chair one-I love the cane work on the side panels and the legs bu that burgundy has to go!
Tufted back. The recover will not have this.

The springs under the foam and batting are still in good shape.

Chair two-Again, love the cut work on the sides.

Stay tuned for more.