Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Before & After Custom order

This weeks before and after...a commission piece, a customer brought me their mother's bedroom chair and needed it revamping to suit their own taste. Shiny stripes in green and brown do the trick - I hope they like it!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hairy Chairy!

Chair stages so far...Webbing, springs, lash springs, stuff top rail, add coir fibre stuffing, Hessian over coir and regulate into shape. Starting to look like a chair again! 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The next Big Chair challenge

Now I've done a few smaller pieces and practised different techniques I'm going to attempt to do this quite large armchair. Probably biting off more than I can chew in attempting to get it done before Christmas.

 We stripped it down in one afternoon, and found all sorts of things hiding down the back; matches, sweet wrappers, sequins, pens, money, cat hair, peanuts....I have had to stress to Stu that this chair is not for muddy work clothes (him), crisp and nut munching (both of us) or red wine drinking (me). 

 OOooh its exciting, I cant wait to have it finished and be in front of the fire in it. (maybe I could have my red wine in a camelbak?)  Fabric choices are yet to be made but it probably will be something by Moon with piping in a tweed. Now if I can just finish the hundred other jobs I have on....

Willow Pattern Nursing Chair

From bleak to chic in 2 weeks. The mustard velvet has a certain charm but its not a patch on the beautiful willow pattern woven cotton and blue satin piping. Getting a nice round shape at the front was a bit testing, but it has all been done traditionally and the shape benefits from it.  I would love to keep it but alas have no room so it will be going on my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/UpholsterybyLaura.
The great thing about this chair is that it could go anywhere, it would be lovely in a nursery or bedroom but equally at home in a bathroom or lounge.