Friday, April 16, 2010

Anthropologie Inspired Chair Re-do

From brass and gold to gray and yellow glory!

This chair belonged to my mother. She had it back in the 70's, when brass and gold velveteen were magical. At least I thought so as a kid. Mom gave me the chair because I couldn't bear for her to throw it out.

My original goal was a sunny yellow spray painted chair with a gray and white reupholstered seat cushion. First, I primed the chair gray. Then, I stopped and stared. It was perfect.

After some searching, I found the yellow and white polka dot linen fabric at this etsy shop.
Next, I pulled together some yellow piping with thrifted bias tape and string.
Insert string and stitch.
Then, I pinned the dickens out of the two pieces of fabric with the piping sandwiched in between.
With a little help from my staple gun, the chair is complete. It reminded me of...
this bed from Anthropologie.

The chair is going into our master bedroom, which has been a gray-and-yellow work in progress since January. This was my first attempt at reupholstery (start small!) and sewing piping. I couldn't be happier with the results!

6 comments:

simplebeauty said...

This is so CUTE!! How fun and cheerful!

Kristi Lea said...

It is just beautiful! You did a fantastic job! I love things like this. It makes you feel good to bring life to an old piece, that someone else would just throw out. Now you can move on to a bigger reupholstering project, because you got an A+ on this one!

Jamie said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

casch said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! You did a wonderful job! It looks terrific, and no I don't want it back!

It's lovely.

katie jean said...

WOW! Diane you are so brave :) I love that you did the piping! I bet you did a little dance when you were finished :D

Dy said...

Diane,
Have just spent a very enjoyable 10minutes scrolling through your most recent entries. Loved the mobile for Henry and the tights for Charlotte. What a wonderful keepsake to pass on by redoing your mother's chair. It looks like the chairs you would see in an oldfashioned ice cream parlor from the 1950's. And I just loved the section on wardrobe creations from thrift store buys. The style is you and very distinct. Loved all of it.
Smiles from DMS

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