Sunday, 29 November 2009

Everyone's Got the Blues On Sunday

With yet another wet and miserable sunday threatening, a thumping head and no chance of a car boot sale something had to be done to brighten my mood. I decided to rifle through my fabric stash and set to work on revamping a couple of ugly pieces of furniture liberated from a skip.

The office chair started life in that depressingly corporate shade of blue but took on a whole new and funky persona with the addition of a 1950's curtain and a pillowcase my parents received as a part of bedding set for a wedding present in 1966. The excess curtain fabric fitted the 1970's dressing table stool perfectly.


The result? Two cheerful pieces of furniture, an improved mood and no spend required.

4 comments:

  1. Great job! I have lots of leftover fabric here and make my won curtains too.





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  2. I love it, Vix - well done :)
    I'm currently in the process of repainting a trolley I was donated via Freecycle (it's in the back of most of my outfit pics, in all it's base-coated glory, but this weekend I managed to finish the wheels, so next job is the backgrond colour..Making use of that furniture paintign book !!
    xx

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  3. love the retro footstool and chair- can I ask how did you do it?
    TIA

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  4. Cheers for the comments!

    With the footstool I cut out a circle of fabric allowing a 6in hem. I zig-zagged the edges and hammered the fabric into place using panel pins.

    I unscrewed the seat and backrest from the office chair and did with the seat as I did the stool, cutting out an oblong of fabric with a 6in seam allowance. The backrest was popped into the pillowcase and I folded it over until there was no fabric overhang, stapled the outer edges and replaced in position.

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