Sunday, May 16, 2010

In which the chair changes it's hair:

I have a chair that I thrifted for a few bucks. It's a great midcentury mod chair, solid and sturdy in only the way quality vintage furniture is. The only thing wrong with it was that its covering was shredded.

So, being the crafty person I am, I purchased a staple gun, thrifted some fabric and went at it.

Said chair ended up looking like this:

The office corner

(Sorry I don't have a better chair picture for you...)

I wasn't thrilled with the cover. It kept the stuffing in (crumbling green foam...) but didn't do much for astetics and the "country kitch" look didn't match our house. We don't really do country kitch. Don't ask me what I was thinking when I went with that fabric.

Recently, a store called Mama Said Sew opened in town. They have all sorts of interesting fabrics, strange little sewing notions, old buttons, and sweet little patterns. I've been heading in there about once a week to check it out and see how the place is evolving - it's been a treat!

I hadn't purchased anything because I don't have any sewing stuff in Colorado and I am on an unpurposed craft supply moratorium, but suddenly an idea struck me - I don't need to sew, I can just cover a chair! I went in there to pick something out and came out with this very thick japanese linen, with the most adorable bird print.

Fabric close up for chair...

It was thick enough that I could wrap right over the blue and red fabric (so I didn't have to risk getting dried out green foam dust everywhere again!) and staple gun it down.

Covered the Chair...Yay!

Now the sad mid-mod chair looks a whole lot happier and matches our house!


  1. Elizabeth - this is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!

  2. The chair looks great! Great use of the fabric.