Friday, September 7, 2012

OK, Now I'm Finished in my Study.....Maybe.....

I finally finished all the sewing stuff in my study!!!!!
I know, I know, 
you guys are all so happy for me!!!!!
As well you should be.
Sooooooooo.......
To reward you......
I AM GOING TO SHOW YOU... 
ALL MY PICTURES...
of the last two items I sewed with my very own little paws.....
 Since this project was going to be the slipcover for my desk chair,
and since I spend a lot of time at this desk writing my blog....
Working hard to keep you guys entertained.....
The fabric choice had to be durable and one to hide any possible stains....
Not that I'm not a
pristine and dainty blogger,,,,,,......!!!!!
but,
 I have been know to spill the occasional drop of coffee or diet soda.... 
The chair I use is one of a set of four.
One is in my bedroom, and two are in my dining room.
I'VE BROKEN THROUGH ALL THEIR SEATS!!!
Caned seats are 
really
really
really
STUPID!!!!!
 So, to fix the problem, 
I stapled webbing around the frame,
 being careful not to interfere with any future restoration efforts 
of reattaching more cane.
Then I ordered a square pillow, made a rectangular cover for it and shoved the pillow into the cover.
And
VOILA!!!!!
I had a rectangular pillow to fit the rectangular shape of the seat. 
 Then I simply made a slipcover to lay over it.
I didn't need to make a pillow cover, 
it's just a top cover.
 I was going to add ties at the corners, but decided that it didn't need it.
I'm probably wrong, but then....
I be lazy!!!
I had some contrast welting left over from some other chairs I had reupholstered, and the blue was a perfect match, so I was able to use it for this project.
There was 
JUST ENOUGH LEFT OVER!!!!!
I'M LIVING RIGHT I TELL YA!!!!!
 The pattern laid out nicely, so that the 
garland frames where my tush goes!!!!
 Then I made a lumbar support pillow.
I had fabric left over from the little footstool I reupholstered, so it was the perfect choice for this pillow.
The floral fabric was from Cowtan & Tout, 
and the striped fabric was from Jasper.
So,
there you have it,
I am actually finished in this room now,
unless I do something else,
in which case I'm not,
finished that is.....

Latah, Gatah
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11 comments:

Katherine Wolak said...

You did a great job on this, Wow, it looks like new now! :D

Hugs,

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the fabrics and your solution for covering the pillow!

20 North Ora said...

Betsy - What a pretty chair!! You did a great job.

Judy

Miss Char said...

Betsy, this was a wonderful solution for a chair that you might want further restoration done on at a later date. Love the girly print, it looks like a good marriage of the chair and fabric. Thanks for sharing.

fixitfaerie said...

Looks great! What I do when my cover isn't tied down and doesn't behave is use a thumb tack or if I can find my staple gun, do all four corners. Just and idea. I love your fabric choices, but since I am not a licensed decorator, I can't buy from the High End Decorators. Thanks for sharing
Paula Lusk

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love Cowtan & Tout...the pattern is beautiful...great and most thoughtful idea to use the webbing...unless you showed us, you would never know it was just a pillow underneath...you are the clever gal!!...Great job, beautiful chair...Have a wonderful weekend!!

Rhonda said...

Beautiful fabric! You be so smart!!!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I've had an antique chair in my tv room for awhile that has no seat...now I know how to fix it up! Love the fabric too!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Well I want to know where do you order a pillow? Do you have your Drape It workroom make a pillow form to your specs? I love that chair. The fabric is really pretty and I like the layover slip you made~as always a great design!

Diane Hinnant said...

This post is so very timely for me. I have a pretty cane back chair with a seat that needs some "beefing up." I was hesitant to tackle it ... and the recovering of its cushion ... but you have given me the inspiration (not to mention the "how to") and I'm ready to get started. Thanks so much!
Diane

Stacey said...

That fabric is stunning! Love the way it all came together.

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