~ This post was sponsored by Fairfield World, but all opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are my own ~
Another great week at the workshop! My second time participating in The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest and it has been just as exciting as the first! The sponsor for this month is the wonderful Fairfield World. They have pillow forms, upholstery foam, quilt batting and on top of all the supplies they have for projects they even have plenty of inspirational ideas to use those supplies!
The March theme "Mix & Match" was so much fun, I really enjoy playing around with patterns and prints! It was time to settle on a piece of furniture and head to my favorite fabric store. I wandered for about an hour before coming out with these three beautiful fabrics...and ten yards of other goodies. I love how they all have grey and gold tones, they work so well together! Read More
This run down chair was stripped and sadly sitting in the corner of a local garage sale. The previous owners had planned on giving it new life, but never got around to it. I saw the potential and brought it home for a great price! I removed what was left of the upholstery, gave it a good wipe down and a light sanding before hitting it with a couple coats of glossy grey paint.
A couple days post paint I cut and tacked down the banding, cut the Fairfield foam to fit and topped it off with the batting. A few tacks around the edges to keep it in place and the chair was ready for fabric! The posts along the back can make it difficult to upholster the fabric around. I tacked the fabric in four places, the center of each side, then folded the back corners towards the middle of the seat and cut a line from the corner of the fabric to the inside corner of the wood post. You should now have a split to wrap around the poles. It takes some work to get it to lay correctly but when you get it right it will look beautiful!
After stapling the fabric close to the edge, about 1" apart, I used a sharp razor blade to trim the excess fabric and hot glued the coordinating trim into place. The front of the chair has these beautiful golden and grey stripes and the back has a fun floral print in the same colors! But I didn't stop there, I had the third coordinating square fabric so I made a small 12" x 16" pillow with invisible zipper closure.
I really enjoyed this project and I hope you all did too! For more of March's Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest makeovers stop by the contest hosts – Colleen from 58 Water Street and Charlotte from Ciburbanity to see more!
If you are interested in participating in an upcoming contest please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
~ ABOUT ME ~
Creative Owner of Delightful Designs, a boutique where furniture is given a new colorfully chic life! Read more...