Monday, September 8, 2008

an old chair made new


Well, I guess you know me pretty well...how could I not try my hand at refashioning this old chair with some stenciled linen? Since I'd never re-covered a chair, I chose white on natural...my favorite. Now that I know how do-able this kind of project is, I might give this chair a new look again. I could see this becoming my "morph chair". I have lots of other ideas for it, so don't be surprised if you see it wearing a new outfit in future posts.



Upcycling...refashioning... whatever name you want to give it...making something new from something old is my favorite kind of project. My next goal with fabric printing is to try a simple repeat pattern...maybe an entire yard. Lena Corwin has great ideas for fabric stamping in her new book. I also have my name on the wait list at this fun place. I'm incorporating all of your wonderful ideas from my give-away...I'm having so much fun brainstorming with you. Thanks for your enthusiasm and creative feedback! Pin It

12 comments:

  1. Upcycling is my favorite kind of project too! For a number of reasons...inexpensive materials to work with, better for the environment, making something your own, inspiration jumpstart, etc.
    I'd love to hear a bit of a tutorial on how you did it! I would love to try something like this...it looks lovely!

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  2. It's gorgeous; what a transformation! I admire your vision--that chair did not look at all attractive before!

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  3. It is just the colors and natural fabric that I imagined you would do it in . I love the little glimpse at the interior of your home . It looks very similar to mine in a lot of ways.

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  4. This is lovely! Love that flower print!

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  5. That looks amazing!
    well done...
    Love the fabric <3

    :) Mila.

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  6. Thanks for your encouragement everyone!

    Briana, I didn't take pictures of each step, but I have some. I"ll work on an addition to this post...maybe a separate one...with some ideas on how to do this yourself. Great suggestion!

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  7. I love the idea of a good morph chair! Such a fun way to "sketch out ideas" and see them in this matter too. Really, what do you have to lose? Great vision with the natural and white and could totally see a yard of fabric done with a great repeat pattern. Oh, so many inspirations here and so little spare time these days...

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  8. Maya, the chair looks wonderful! You would have had a blast at our brown owls craft night last night!

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  9. What a fabulous chair! I don't think I'd let anyone sit on it now!

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  10. upcycling is the best! beautiful chair!

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  11. Thank you for the inspirational project. I can't wait to do this myself.

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  12. I love this,thank you for sharing

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