Friday, 9 May 2008

my chair before + after

After: beigey velvet and Scandinavian-oil-stained wood

Ooooh you get three posts today. Am making up for my lack of posting these past few weeks! I finally finished my chair too. It would have taken just a few hours all up, but I managed to spread that over a few weeks! I of course changed my mind numerous times about what to do with this chair. I started to stain the wood dark, but it wasn't dark enough. So after seeing a similar chair in another magazine with blonde wood and a beige seat, I did a complete backflip and attempted to copy it. I'm loving this Scandinavian wood colour and style at the moment and am trying to introduce hits of it into my living room to lighten it up a bit. I also think it works quite well with really dark wood, which a lot of my furniture is.

How it looked before

Anyway, instead of pointing out everything wrong with my recovering (am sure you can notice for yourself!), for once I'm going to just be proud I got it looking this good. I had no idea where to start (it's not as easy as just stapling a bit of fabric on a dining chair seat, which is all I've done before!) so I just used the original upholstery as a guide. So, what do we think? Shall we place bets how long it'll be before I change it again???


Chantal Butcher said...

Hi i am fairly new to the bloging world and i am glad to have come across yours. As an interior design student, it is very inspiring to me. Hope you can drop by my blogs and have a look.

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Danielle Melnyczenko said...

I think it looks FABULOUS... glad to finally see it coming together. I think it needs a little cushion. With your new found sewing skills you could whip one up in minutes... after pain-stakingly deciding on which fabric to use :) I should know, I'm the same.

Job Well Done :D

belinda graham said...

Thanks! Yep, def need cushions. It's somewhere on my list of Things To Do That I Don't Really Have Time To Do though! Actually, the fabric finding is def the hardest part of making cushions isn't it?

Hi Chantal - good to hear! will check you out

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

oh yes !!! I am on the hunt down for a chair myself........I can't wait to find's driving me bonkers !!!! Fabulous glad I found your blog !!! I'll be definitely popping in regularly !!

Anna said...

Great job on the chair! I've been on the lookout for a chair for my bedroom so it's inspiring to see what you've done. Love the blog too and always look forward to visiting.