Monday, February 18, 2013

A Family Affair

I finally finished my chair...


The chair is a chair that came from my Aunt (my Father's Sister), who was an antique's dealer in South Dakota.  My Mother re-finished the chair and another Aunt (Father's Sister-in-law) had caned the seat, it had seen better years, so I didn't feel bad covering it over.  It was gifted to me by my Father shortly before his death and was in need of a makeover.  I used a mixture of fabrics and patterns to complete it, in toile and checks, the cutest graphic, black and creams and fringe and buttons...all my favorites!


For the seat, I cut a piece of plywood and used a piece of foam, I covered it in batting and stapled a fabric that was from a slipcover I purchased from Target, years ago.  The fabric is very heavy duty and will stand up to normal wear and tear, as it was barely used, why not recycle!  The pillow in the front was made with 2 layers of  the softest muslin and fringe and stuffing that I purchased from JoAnn Fabric's and the sweetest vintage buttons that came from my Mother and Grandmother.  The pillow in the back was also made from recyled curtains in a toile print from Waverly... this is my favorite print and I just can't seem to part with it.  I again used muslin for the front and the same fringe and a pillow form from JoAnn's.  And to top it off I also used some of my sweet vintage buttons... 




I gathered the sides all up...I think they call that rusching, and made an envelope back also using the toile fabric.  The graphic came from The Graphic's Fairy and you can find her site here.  If you haven't been to her site I highly recommend it!  She has the greatest graphics, images, blog headers and projects... all free! 


And finally it is done, this chair feels like it has been a family affair and I couldn't love it more!  I just had to get one little shot of one of my favorite Valentine Day gifts from my dear sweet hubby.  I left the room and came back to this, placed in front of my favorite spot.  I have a REAL sweet tooth and he knows how to spoil me... love that man!


 Hope you all have a great week and do something creative...


                                    Hugs,
                                        Pendra



12 comments:

Little Miss Maggie said...

Beautiful project, Pendra. I love your pillow with the graphics and buttons. It's great you have something from your family.

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Pendra!! I love those pillows :-)

Barbara Jean said...

it is all lovely sweetie.
perfect combination of pillows too

blessings
barb

Holly Browning said...

I am looking forward to the whole room reveal...:)

Holly Browning said...

I am looking forward to the whole room reveal...:)

karen@somewhatquirky said...

This is perfect! Love the rouching on the pillow!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Pendra,
Love your pillows and this week's brag Monday on the Graphics Fairy.
Just wonderful. I love this look. Beautifully done.
Happy Creating,
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Cynthia Stevenson said...

So very beautiful! I bet your home is "handmade gorgeousness." Smiles and blessings!

Lynda said...

Magnificent pillow! Your transfer is quite clear and crisp! What transfer method did you use? Such a lovely chair & pillows! Bravo!

firstnightdesign said...

Gorgeous!

Muddaritaville said...

Hi Pendra,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I LOVE your pillows! They are gorgeous!

Jo

Brandi said...

Your pillow and chair are beautiful. I love making my own pillows too.