Monday, January 28, 2013

feather chair

 I'm starting this week with a wonderful sense of accomplishment, because I tackled a project that had sat on my diy list for an embarrassingly long time. In fact, I literally sat on it for a long time. Undone. This vintage steel folding chair was thrifted a couple of years ago with the thought of recovering the paint splattered vinyl. At some point, it moved out of the garage and into my studio. It's super comfortable and sturdy even with the cushions detached and just a piece of fabric tossed over it to hide its sad state. But come on- enough of that! I told myself that if I didn't fix it by January- it was returning to Salvation Army. So...

 I chose my favorite combination of white and linen. I never tire of it. Fresh, clean, inspiring.
Feathers are my symbol for this chapter, so putting one over my shoulder seemed just right. I used my very own stencil from my book... another satisfying moment!
 I ironed it directly to the freshly upholstered chair, crossing my fingers that the vinyl beneath wouldn't do something crazy.
 But all was well...

 And here I shall happily sit to stitch some hope and magic... indoors, of course!

It's only Monday, what might you tackle this week?
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24 comments:

  1. what a lovely job, the feather is beautiful - and you can't beat linen.

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  2. What a transformation! Well done. Just lovely! Tammy B.

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  3. Cool that you did it! AND you did a great job.
    I have been planning for ages to make a pouf from an old felted wool blanket (the pattern from your book of course). You made me decide to DO it this week, thanks!

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  4. Do you use a special kind of linen or just linen that comes from a regular fabric store like Joanne's?

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  5. Beautiful! And inspirational! This week I am packing samples of my work with a hope a store will stock them. I have my fingers crossed....

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  6. This came our so great Maya! Love your stencil...

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  7. gorgeous.. and the feather is so inspirational! I'm finishing up knitting a scarf.

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  8. Lovely, what I will try to tackle this week is my studio, organize it.

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  9. I love it! This week's tackle? Getting my eyes checked...and fitting in some crafting time!

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  10. How beautiful in every way - that it was a completed long-awaited project, that you were able to use resources from your own book (!seriously so awesome!) and that it ended up being such a beautiful object to look at.

    You have created so much and your journey this past year has been just as beautiful. I'll be thinking of you in 2013. x

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  11. the chair looks wonderful.... and your feather stencil is amazing!

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  12. lovely! would you consider posting a photo of the backside (interested in how you finished it so it's 'pretty').

    thanks!

    Jennifer

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    1. totally... but it will have to wait, because it is a special post unto itself. shhhhh!

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  13. Love, love the linen and the feather is so pretty! (and I love that you taught us how to actually do that at Squam last year!)
    I'm knitting a handspun headband for a grand-daughter (quick project) and slogging away at more of my WIP's. (One of my "resolves" for this year was to "finish what I start").

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    1. isn't that fun? that you know exactly how to do it. I can see your sheep in my head if I close my eyes! I agree with the wip resolves. ready for finishing up some more stuff, too.

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  14. What a beautiful transformation!

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  15. Love the chair transformation. Was that freezer paper that you ironed on the chair?? If not, what is it? Keep the inspirations coming to tackle all the WIP...thanks....Lisa

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  16. You wonderfully transformed it.
    I like your ideas..!!!cheap beds with mattress sale

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