|My "Happy Chair"|
As I said in my last post I have been up to a few things. Mainly Chairs....giving old chairs a new look. Now, I have attempted upholstery in the past...and have decided that some things are better left to the professionals. And boy am I happy I did. Here is my one of my FAVORITE new additions to the household decor. As my mother said it is our "Happy Chair!"
|The tufting was old fabric scraps I found from a bag at the bottom of a pile in the closet...|
I thought "I Have GOT to have this coral color somewhere!!!...and I did...thanks to my mother in law who gave me the bag!
This was dropped off the day before Thanksgiving....It just made my day! (so not only was I cooking, I was zhushing the house because of the new chair(s)!) The plates were added to the wall as well.
It just adds a wow factor to the living room. I fell in love with the Ikat fabric because it brings in the chartruese of my dining room wing back chairs, and the turquoise that is in bits around the house. It just brings the whole downstairs together...in one nice little package! You are probably asking 'why in the world did she paint the chair that coral color????'...well, I was perusing blogs the other day (the same day I was to drop off the chairs) and happened upon Live Like You and Marmalade Interiors by Jill Sorenson and I fell in love with her style. And her moxi to just do it, add the color, you just never know! I LOVE color too, and thought "this chair was a side of the road find YEARS ago, and why not just try it?" Sooooo, I did. I am so happy that I came upon her blog that day, because otherwise this chair would have been white...pretty, but not the same....
Another day of "interior serendipity...my new favorite word!
Here is the chair when I had "tried" upholstering it years ago.
THE SAD CHAIR
|Oh dear!!!the SAD CHAIR...we lived with that chair for a LONG time...|
there were tacks in the back that my children loved to take out...thus the raw edges on the back.
I hope you love my chair as much as I do...there is more to come.....