Remember when you were in school and you had a test you were pretty much prepared for, but you kept procrastinating on studying? That's how this slipcovered chair came together.
One more piece for our living room- done. I have a few other things going on in here, and I hope to have an update soon. For now, just the chair to show you.
I had planned on making this a tutorial, but when it came time to do the chair back, it was a lot of thinking and doing in the moment, so I really don't have a complete lesson to give. Also, I don't feel like it's a home run - I'd rather give a slipcover tutorial when I have a better grasp on it!
(she has a little muffin top hanging out the side...
one of the things I need to work on for future projects!)
The chair had great lines to it, and I was able to purchase it from another vendor at Aunt Bee's House who was selling at a weekend flea market. (thanks Mona!)
Here's the look before in all of it's golden goodness:
I painted the frame in ASCP Old White, and then distressed and used both clear and dark wax on it. I just love the feel of the arms- like buttah.
The seat cover was really pretty easy- a nice flouncy skirt all around.
Some buttons to attach under the arms:
I think she looks really pretty next to her friend - the upholstered chair I worked on a few months ago.
In some ways that one was easier than this one! Working around the arms on the new one was a challenge!
Two slightly mismatched chairs for the living room.
I plan on making some matching pillows for them this week.
I'm off to work on some more projects!