Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Tale of 2 Chairs

This tale begins with a lonely, empty spot in our Great room. It was empty since we moved in, aside from a glorious Christmas tree, and remained empty until recently. I knew it needed a few key items: a chair, a floor lamp, and a side table and something of architectural interest for the wall.

Skip a few chapters, and enter a baby. Her new Momma needs a comfy chair to nurse in, so we bring down a wingback chair, 'just for now' from the office/craft room to fill this spot. I have always loved this chair, which was inherited from my Nana. It is a nice scale, and shape, but has some uuuugly worn out upholstery fabric, and I dare say an even uglier slipcover. I had always intended to sew a new slipcover and keep it in the craft room.




Here's where the plot thickens: I loved this chair in my craft room, but I actually think it will work nicely in the Great room. I have searched, and searched for the perfect chair for this spot, but have had no luck. I fell in love with this one from Pottery Barn, but alas, they do not sell this in (nor ship to) Canada =(


I had also been eyeing up this chair at Pier one, but knew the fabric wouldn't work in the great-room. However, it does work rather nicely in the craft room-yipee!




So now we have a new chair in the craft room, and this wingback in the livingroom. I found this fabric I'm in love with to slipcover the wingback.


It's Laura Ashley's Santorini Sand, ordered on sale from Online Fabric Store.

I'm a bit nervous to get started as I've never sewn a slipcover before, but am lucky to have the old one to use as a pattern, so how hard can it be? Oh ya, it'll be very hard as I have 3 kidlets to care for while trying to carve out time to make a slipcover. Wish me luck!

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16 comments:

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

I think you're going to end up with 2 very nice chairs when it's all done. I love your new chair in the craft room. I never knew Pier One sold nice chairs like that! The wingback you're now using in the greatroom is going to look gorgeous in it's new slipcover! I've never made one either. Maybe you can do a tutorial (because you just don't have enough to do already - ha!).

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, you brave one tackling a slipcover and raising all those kids. Can't wait to see it. Love your new craft room chair, too.

Mama Sue said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, I have no doubt you will whip up the slipcover no problem! I was amazed at all you did with 2 kiddos! I can't wait to see your finished product...no pressure!

Blondie's Journal said...[Reply to comment]

The Pier 1 chair is so cute and perfect for your craft room. I love their furniture! Best wishes on covering the old chair, but I am sure you are going to do a great job! I love the fabric!

XO,
Jane

Deserae said...[Reply to comment]

Love the new chair in your craft room.....and the fabric you selected for your slipcover is very pretty too! Good luck with tackling your first slipcover! I'm sure it will turn out fabulous :o)
~Des

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Just lovely! I am on the great chair hunt as well. It was the great couch hunt but I think I found that. Now just need to find some chairs. Thanx for the heads up about Pier One!

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Just lovely! I am on the great chair hunt as well. It was the great couch hunt but I think I found that. Now just need to find some chairs. Thanx for the heads up about Pier One!

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Just lovely! I am on the great chair hunt as well. It was the great couch hunt but I think I found that. Now just need to find some chairs. Thanx for the heads up about Pier One!

Diane said...[Reply to comment]

Love the material for the new slip cover. Anything by Laura Ashley and I'm in love! Let us see how it looks completed. Diane

thistlewoodfarm said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea,

I love the new chair. It looks perfect for me and my new book I'm reading....The Hunger Games :)

blessings,
karianne

chateau chic said...[Reply to comment]

Very cute chair for your craft room. Pretty fabric for your slipcover. Good for you for going for the challenge.
Mary Alice

Alison @ The Polohouse said...[Reply to comment]

Good luck, Andrea! I love the new fabric and I know you can do it!
That little Pier One chair is too sweet. Loving it.
xox
A

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...[Reply to comment]

Your wingback chair has great lines, and it's going to look fabulous in her new dress! Love your new chair in your craft room, too.

Jeo Fazzio said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks for useful content on modern furniture.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...[Reply to comment]

The fabric is truly gorgeous! I love the shape of that chair. Looks so comfy. Catching up today and saw your plans for the kitchen. Going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see the reveal. Your girls are adorable!

Daffodil Hill said...[Reply to comment]

I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love your blog, and I'm looking forward to browsing around. Enjoy the baby:-) I'm your newest follower, btw. Hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a chance.