Hi my lovelies, I am so happy to be back this month with my take on this month’s theme (“Take a Seat”) for the “The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest” November with a new challenge.
This month’s sponsor ir MINTED . I was so super excited to be taking part this month as Minted is a design marketplace of independent artists from around the globe and they have the most amazing range of fabrics, stationary, gifts, home decor and so much more!
The November participants were lucky enough to receive 5 yards of fabric from MINTED*! The only problem was… it took me such a long time to actually choose my pattern as I loved them all!!! Eventually, I chose this beautiful fabric in Aquamarine – Spring Bloom . It is even more beautiful in real life and such a pleasure to work with!
My idea for the ‘ Take a Seat’ challenge was that I wanted to create a cool seating area for ME where I could ‘TAKE A SEAT’, sit and stay there! I am sure you can all relate to this… I am always so busy running around doing 101 projects, working, doing house work, painting, jigsawing, fixing, blogging…. that I actually forget to just sit down and relax.. I thought this chair would be the ultimate – RELAX and ME chair!!!
I had this old chair in my storage and I decided to do it up!
But of course, I can’t just upholster a chair… I have to do a little something more interesting.. so here is the idea… Even when I am relaxing I am busy doing things, so I needed an area not simply a chair…. as I needed something or somewhere, where I could keep my things… Maybe when I am relaxing and perhaps doing a little craft or type a post for the blog, or simply enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee…. so a chair with a little addition seemed like the perfect idea.. My hubby and I decided to have a go at building a little extension to the chair.. I really wanted it to look pretty and girly, so I thought a little bookcase would look perfect!
We used some marine ply and custom-built the bookcase and shelves.
I painted the bookshelf using some acrylic eggshell paint in off white, to tie the theme together I decoupaged the beautiful fabric on the back of the shelves using some mod podge… It looks so gorgeous don’t you think?
The upholstering was a task and a half.. this was such an old chair I was not really sure of the technique used on it so I just went with it, removing the old fabric and using the old fabric as a template, improvise and hoped for the best..
I had to sew the covers and as you may know I am not that good with sewing machine, but I do try my best. It’s strange how the thing I thought will be the most daunting (creating the piping) actually turned out the easiest and most fun part of it… The rest.. well let’s just say I had to step away from this project a couple of times.. But in the end it was SO worth it as it turned out more beautiful than I thought and the fabric itself was such a dream to work with!!
For the ultimate relaxation I also needed the footstool, so I also reupholstered this old thing.
What do you think? Did I succeed in making something where YOU would like to “TAKE A SEAT” in!?
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