It's been so long since I've done this I forgot how to do some things! I don't think I've uploaded any pictures from my digital camera since August and I couldn't find the cord! Anyway, let's get on with it shall we? This was my first upholstery project, by that I mean I bought chairs and had someone else upholster them. Ha!
This is what I started with! Can you believe it?
You can't really tell in these pics but the chairs were upholstered in what appeared to be carpet. They were hideous, but I loved the silhouette of the chair and the scale was perfect for what I was looking for. They were also cheap, like $60 cheap.
I've had this black-blue vintage french ticking for years. I ordered it from my absolute favorite ebay seller. She has incredible textiles that you just can't find other places. What she sells is cream of the crop in my opinion, unique and often one-of-a- kind.
The ticking was actually a french mattress cover. It still had some feathers in it when I received it. The beauty of this particular ticking is it can change from blue to black depending on the lighting and what I have around it. I want it to lean towards black.
I am thrilled with how the chairs turned out. I didn't have enough of the ticking to cover the entire chair, so I figured this tightly woven burlap would complement my house and the chairs perfectly. I was unsure of where and how much of the burlap to use. I definitely wanted the entire backs of the chairs in ticking as these are the first things you see when you walk in my house.
Now it's time to play with the pillows. Grain sacks look great.
Orange florals look great.
And my favorite pillow in my house looks great. If I ever get bored with pattern, the chairs are neutral enough I can pull back entirely and not have pillows, go with solids, etc.
Until next time,