May 28

Sherban Armchair Covers

Sherban armchair

What a blessing to see the Sherbans again. I previously made valances for them several years back. See those here. This time, it was armchair covers for their new chairs that just didn’t come with any arm covers. They were able to get more fabric from the store they bought the chairs from, and popped in to see me.

It was a simple two piece project with roughly a 6″ square front, with rounded corner at the top, and an over the arm piece. They brought the overall measurements for over the arm, as well as the depth, and a cardboard template of the front of the arm.

It was a simple project, but a blessing to see the Sherbans again. 🙂

Left Arm Cover
Arm Cover
April 24

Adding Padding to a Stool

Finished Stool
Snap-on Stool
Snap-on Stool Top

 

The padding on this stool was minimal, so I added 2″ of high density foam, along with a bit of extra 1″  foam along the metal edge to smooth the overall look, then covered it with leather from a re-purposed leather jacket.

New padding
2″ High Density Foam with Leather Top

 

Finished Stool Top
Finished Stool Top
Finished Stool
Finished Stool
March 24

My Sewing Chair

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This is my favorite sewing chair. It is an old steno-chair and I had a new seat foam cut for it. Much comfier!!! The top pic shows the new back.

steno-chair1

The chair seat wasn’t actually stapled to a plywood base. It has a metal seat with inner hooks where you pull the fabric down and hook into. It’s kinda nice not having to spend 15-30 minutes pulling staples!

steno-chair2

March 20

Angela’s Wingback Chair

Angelas-chair-and-ottoman

Here was my first attempt at a large piece slipcover, but I think it looks so good!!! I am so thrilled. Making a slipcover for this chair and its ottoman were the pre-cursor to getting contract work with a local slipcover company. I would have to pick what is apparently the hardest chair to do for my first!  🙂

Angelas-chair-and-ottoman

Originally posted in 2010

Update 2012: I did large slipcovers for about 2 years,  but am currently only make smaller slipcovers like ottomans and parson chairs.

March 22

Armchair Slipcover

White Denim Archchair

Although we’ve decided not to do full living room chairs or couch slipcovers anymore, I thought I’d showcase this chair as an example of what I can do.

The top pic is the before, and the one below is the after. It’s not visible in the pic, but the b/w toile has stains on it.

suzanne-white-armchair-before

October 5

Parson’s Chair Slipcovers

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Although we’ve decided not to do full living room chairs or couch slipcovers anymore, I thought I’d showcase this smaller parson’s chair as an example of what I currently do. This chair is done in denim.

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It is a cover that simply slips over the existing fabric and velcros to the bottom of the chair. Velcro has been glue to the wood frame itself.

October 2010