I started working on the
found FOR the breakfast table. A close match to what will be its mate!
I knocked it down,
and then it needed set up time so I detoured into painting the LL/lower level. With THAT project wrapped up
I’ve returned to the chair!
I removed its wool and taped off/covered the muslin before priming and painting.
I’m using another of my grain sacks,
but the stripes were much too “bright” for me so I washed it with bleach a couple of times. Although not super faded, it looks cleaner and definitely~ BETTER.
I used the former chair cover as a pattern!
*I also washed it after and set it aside for a future project—I ♥ orange and it has such a great patina!
Below, the original wool felting and muslin~all in GOOD shape! YaY!
Wonderful surprise~it’s a Baker chair! Well made from solid wood, but a little bit wobbly so I added screws to firm it up. C’est la vie.
I was hoping for a chance to run off to beg Katie (my favorite professional Upholsterer) to run double welting for me. I can run single welting but don’t have the right foot to run my own double.
Then I started thinking. The soft wool welting cord that you sew the fabric around actually kind of “looks like” the grain sack. Hmmmmm. . .
Why couldn’t I use it RAW and wrap it twice? DOUBLE welting!
It’s not for sale~it’s for me, if it doesn’t wear well I can correct it later. Let’s do it!!!
Mismatched pieces united by paint—and eventually ALL similar fabrics!
Yes~I still have work to do~
*I need to clean the chalkboard wall from the kiddos at Christmas so mom can start drawing out the FAMILY TREE— the whole reason for the chalkboard wall!
Just a small cozy breakfast space inside the kitchen.