Friday, July 08, 2011

Chair: Finally Finished!

Well I definitely didn't stick to my plan of blogging after each of my upholstery classes.  What can I say, I'm a busy mom, and blogging is definitely not a priority.  In fact, for the past couple of weeks, there has been an intense new priority, but more on that later.
So, yes, I finally finished the chair I was re-upholstering! Here is what it looked like when I came to class Wednesday night:
 It still needed the cording on the bottom, the back, and the covering on the bottom.
Below you can see a cute little floral that will be found next time this chair is opened up.  This fabric was just the beginning layer that then had batting added to it, before the final layer of upholstery fabric was added.  I also stuck a little note in there with my name, my amazing teacher's name, and the date the year.  Just a fun little item to be found by the next re-upholsterer.
 Here is a close up of the front with the cording and band around the seat.  I really love this fabric!
 And finally, the chair, completed:
(click to enlarge)
I still haven't decided if this chair will go in the living room, or the guest bedroom.

Speaking of the living room and guest bedroom... I mentioned that there has been a new intense priority at our house...  we are moving!  
Maybe not news to most of you, as we have been thinking about this for about a year and a half now, but we put our house on the market at the beginning of March, and after several months, we had two offers at the same time!  What are the chances?!?  So a tiny bidding war ensued (although not much of one, since there are so many houses on the market here), and we picked a winner.  Then Elliott jetted off to Arizona to find a new house for us, which he successfully did, and we are spending all our time packing, and selling things on Craigslist.
Anyway, I don't think I'll be around much for the next few weeks, but really, that won't be anything new.  I hope you are having a great summer!

7 comments:

Pa said...

Wow! It look'd amazing - I vote for it to go in our new guest room! Lauren

sophie said...

You must feel a great sense of accomplishment--you did a fabulous job with that chair.

stephanie said...

It looks so professional! Nicely done. I'm excited for you to show me what you've learned.

Barbara said...

great accomplishment on the chair-it looks beautiful. I too love the fabric. Glad you are moving a little closer.

Jenny said...

the chair looks great! and i'm so glad you guys have a house. can't wait to hear more about it. good luck with the move!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh wow -- that chair is gorgeous. You did a great job -- and it sounds like just in time too. Congratulations on the house sale!

Carla said...

I like the fabric placement you chose. The chair looks brand new!