Friday, June 25, 2010

temporary chair fix

several weeks ago i dressed up the gazebo as a sitting room for a garden tour
and wanted to use this chair i picked up at a GW which is on the re-do list...
i got my thinking cap on and remembered some tucked away sheer fabric
and started on a temporary transformation with eight corsage pins
 from the many i had saved from our children's weddings.
it ended up loking like this...
i started with the arms by ripping four inch strips,
 winding it around the arm until the old fabric was covered,
then using two pins to keep it in place.
to cover the seat i ripped another panel,
making sure it was large enough to cover the seat and hang over all sides.
in the front, i cut the fabric on an angle to fit the seat width,
took the corners and tied it together in a ballet tie.
  tucking the fabric under the back of the seat,
then behind the chair i twisted the fabric and pinned that.
ripping four more strips, i wrapped two strips above the arm and two below the arm,
tying them in a knot around the back, giving it a bow-tied look
i also took a strip of fabric the width of the back 
to tuck up and down behind the cross-wise strips of fabric.
to give it a feminine flair,
 i pinned a fabric flower centered with a seashell to the front and side of the chair.
this was a quick and fun project to do
 and will stay like that until the right job is done.
right now, she's just sitting around looking pretty!



linking up to Funky Junk


Prulletje said...

oh and it's gorgeous !

Lori said...

Saw this on funky junk. Very creative and much improved. said...

very creative! I love the back the most. honestly, the seat peeking through is not for me. BUT I love how it turned out.

Prior said...

very clever, love it! Lezlee

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my.. now this is one cool new take on a chair cover! Very creative! Love the ties in the back.


Brambleberry Cottage said...

How ingenious! It's a great way to beautify a chair quickly, until you have time to do something more permanent.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Kelsee said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! What a great idea! I never would have thought of that! Good work!


One Life Many Journeys said...

Pure genius!!!

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