Sunday, January 5, 2014

Out With The Old, In With The New

Have you ever just been tired of the old? Yep, me too! The past is over don't look back. You know what happened to Lot's wife, she looked back, turned to a pillar of salt, thus loosing her future. Let's don't look back to 2013. Good times are there, those memories are with you always. Bad times, dissapointments, betrayal, hurt...let all of that go, forgive if you have to and move on.

That is what this chair needed. A forgetting of the past. My client was going to throw it out!

It was cat ridden, if there is such a thing, stained and droopy. My clients daughter, another happy client of mine, told her not to throw out, but to call me. Telling her ....that with the right fabrics and my touch she would love the chair again. She started with this nice heavy woven fabric. The look she was going for was a touch of French. She had browns, and yellows and touches of red in her home. After talking...I could see she loved large checks, so this is what she settled on.

I told her a lumbar pillow would be divine. So she picked out a whimsical pattern and a nice twist cord rope trim. All the colors she needed to accent and pull the room together.

The problem we solved ...that the client really disliked, was the fact her cushion was droopy, and it was attached to the chair. The client wanted to be able to flip the cushion and clean it as needed. So I wrapped the old one in upholstry weight batting, after taking it apart. I suggested a gray brown fabric to wrap the seat area that would now be exposed. This is the new upholstered seat bottom, which was screwed back in. And black bottom put back on.

See, the new upholstered seat is so much more versatile and barely visible.

Lots of pattern matching. The chair is so eye catching now, instead of an eyesore.

Love the sides and back look.

The client was sooo happy! She made the right decision be out with the old and in with the new.

What do you want to make new in your home? Look around give me a call!


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  1. What a great chair! Amazing what a little love and new fabric can do :)

  2. Love this! I wonder if your non-sewing followers realize the accomplishment of matching patterns in upholstery! You do a great job! That fabric is luscious!


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