Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another chair...

I had another funky old chair I wanted to recover at work, so I drew a paper pattern of the seat, so I wouldn't have to take the chair home. I wanted to make a cover for the seat, so I decided to quilt the fabric so that it would hold it's shape better.
I then cut it out using my pattern and added the gusset and a drawstring to tighten it on. It actually fit pretty well!
I took some fabric to work with me Monday so that I could reupholster the back, as it was small and looked like it would be easy to do.
I wish I would've take a picture of it before, but I'm not taking it apart again as that back was a booger to get back on, so you will have to just imagine ugly gold vinyl! It is still a pretty funky chair, but at least it is prettier now!

Now it looks so much better that I think I need to make a cover for my desk chair at work! It's not ugly, but plain, black and boring.

11 comments:

Pat said...

Great job with this. I'd have been scared to try it!

Cornfield Quilter said...

That chair is soooo cool! I want a designer chair for my desk at the grain elevator where I work. The farmers would love it!!

Jan said...

Ohhhhh Jean! That is one awesome chair ... I love it; and you my dear are much braver than me cuz I don't think I'd ever tackle that! I feel certain there's a business there :) I know I'd buy one. Oh and I love the baby quilt below!

Chris H said...

My that is a bright, cheerful chair.

maggi said...

A great job. I don't think I'd have wanted to tackle something like that.

Barb said...

How awesome!!! Totally love it!

Jackie said...

Jean, That is so wonderful!! I love this chair. Now I want one.

Fiesta said...

Jean that is stunning! I may have to make one for my vanity chair. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea

quiltingnana said...

a chair like that would certainly make the work place brighter

Micki said...

I think that it is lovely and quite an accomplishment!
Micki

Susan said...

I LOVE IT! I really think I need to try this with the chair in my sewing room...SOON!