Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Chair Makeover.

I have had a little Lloyd Loom style chair for many years, but the upholstery on it had worn thin and was a bit grubby, so I decided to make it a slip cover, that I could take off and wash when necessary. I wanted to use it in my kitchen, so that my daughters could sit and chat to me while I cooked.

Normally I would have used a vintage fabric, but as I needed around two metres and I wanted it to be hard wearing, I went for the vintage look! I bought some Cath Kidston Rose print fabric during her Autumn sale, so it was a bit of a bargain! It was a good weight too.

I made a paper pattern by drawing round the sections of the chair. Cut the pieces from the fabric and then got sewing! It took about an hour from start to finish.

Maybe the frill is a bit much, but as I have used a lot of gingham in the kitchen, I think I can get away with a small feminine flourish!

23 comments:

  1. That looks so pretty, I can't believe you did it in about an hour, it would have taken me days.
    Carolyn (Willow House)

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  2. Lovely chair and I think it's just perfect! The fabric is gorgeous but of course I'm partial to roses.

    Annabelle =^..^= xo

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  3. How absolutely darling!

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  4. You are very talented!
    Penny.

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  5. An hour?!! Can I commission you?!!!! Joking aside, it looks absolutely lovely! Clare x

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  6. each time..you get better..
    I love the chair.. can I come and chat..while you cook..
    enjoy..

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  7. Wow ! you are a quick worker, it would of taken me half the day to get that finished. I love the fabric and the chair cover. I would like to see more pic's of your kitchen it looks really nice what bit we can see.( Yes I know I am really cheaky!)

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  8. wow niki, that looks amazing! I love it.

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  9. Is there no end to your talent?
    I like a mix of fabrics within a room, it makes for a cosy look.You make it sound so easy, but I'm sure it is harder than it sounds, for most of us anyway. Great job.

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  10. How wonderful niki, you clever thing you! That fabric is perfect too.

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  11. I would love to sit in your beautiful chair, frill and all, and chat while you cook...so gorgeous. Nel

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  12. Aw, thanks everyone- so kind of you to leave such lovely comments.
    Niki.x

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  13. That looks fantastic Niki you are so talented in sewing (and other things too of course lol) What a nice place to relax in your beautiful kitchen!

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  14. I love those little boudoir chairs...they look good whereever you put them!!!!


    Well done

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  15. The chair looks really amaizing! Very good! I love the fabric you have used for it.

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  16. Love the chair! And how about that fridge? Vintage???

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  17. Wow! That turned out wonderfully. I love it.

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  18. Love the look of the chair in your kitchen and it will look go good with the checks. I love the colors and what a lovely place to sit and talk.

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  19. I really like the idea of a comfy chair in the kitchen so family and friends can be with you and just hang out. Wish my kitchen was big enuff.

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  20. The chair turned out great!
    Can you show us some more of your beautiful kitchen...? :-)

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  21. I shall pluck up the courage to post some pictures of my kitchen soon! I get nervous about revealing all!
    Niki.x

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  22. The chair is lovely! I like your cupboard too. Can`t quite see it all the way, but it looks like something I`m looking for too.

    tea
    xo

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  23. It looks just perfect! Well done I love it!

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