After: beigey velvet and Scandinavian-oil-stained woodOoooh 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 beforeAnyway, 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???