Sunday, July 17, 2011

Little chair

Remember how I said our lovely neighbour Sass is great for sourcing things? Well the other day she saw this little, child-sized, mid century armchair at the Mill Markets in Daylesford and thought we might like it. OMG, yes we do!

Dana and I set about reupholstering it this weekend and were SOOOO pleased with the result!

Little armchair - before

Little armchair - after

I tell you what though, reupholstering can be disgusting work. Dana had some upholstery experience from a past life that came very much in handy, and I'd recovered a few dining chairs in my time, but they were nothing compared to the filth you find inside an old armchair like this. Here's some progress shots from some of the nicer, cleaner stages.

Reupholstering the little armchair - in progress

Reupholstering the little armchair - in progress

The 'after' shot again - because it's just so darn cute!

We decided to leave the arms in their rough and scratched up state, a nice contrast to the fabric we thought.

Yay! Fun times :)

xx Lara.


ruth said...

that little chair is gorgeous, what a great find! And a lovely job on re covering it :-) x

Tania said...

Just uber FABULOUSNESS on legs.

(I hear you on the disgusting potential of upholstery however. Best not think about it).

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

It is a beautiful little chair, and the print you have chosen for it is lovely.

I don't remember seeing the print before, but the chair really showcases it.

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Oh it's amazing & how lucky are you to have spies out there on the look out for such fantastic finds!! You've worked the magic & it's amazing, love Posie

Zara said...

The chair looks beautiful with its new fabric upholstery.