Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pending Project............Still Pending

Project:

I have to start out by saying this project has been lagging to say the least.  And, it's still a work in progress.  Who knew that working on a chair was so time involving?

It all started when our cheapy office chair broke (um, cheap is an understatement).  I insisted to D that we invest in something more than just "decent" for the office.  I spend a lot of my time in the office working on Etsy orders and had something a little more designerly in mind for our next seat!   We went to our local antique stretch to scope out chairs one early weekend morning, after a few glances- no such luck.  Then we stepped into one of the larger shops;  I tend to get overwhelmed in this particular space as it's just piled with so many treasures and lets face it, antique stores never have the best of scents lingering around.  Our first turn into a little corner had this perfect little chair- the frame was just right, finish was awful, fabric awful, and price not so great.  It was "on sale" for way too much, but we talked the saleswoman into taking it as is, sale price marked, no tax- boom, done.

Now we have a chair.  It sat in the garage, sat, and sat.  It's actually still sitting in there, but now with some progress to speak of:

Chair in the state is was purchased:


Where we're at now- de-upholstered, frame sanded:




Next step will be giving the frame a shiny coast of white glossy paint (yes, let's update this beauty)!  I haven't decided yet if I'm going to re-upholster it myself.  I am totally capable, yet I'm really digging silver nail heads to trim the base of the seat and back, and I may dig in the pockets to have this done.  Here's my inspiration (minus the fabric, um, no):


I have a gorgeous ballerina pink fabric with a subtle, contemporary floral print in mind for our chair.  We shall see what will come of our studio chair!

4 comments:

Tami said...

That chair has fabulous bones! Can't wait to see it all new and fresh looking. Your fabric sounds darling!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very nice chair.. looking forward to seeing what you do with it! :)

Kathy said...

I love projects like these! I'm the same way with them sitting in my garage for at least a year before I find them worthy of physical labor! haha... That chair is going to look awesome!!

Faith said...

it's a beautiful chair! i know after you work your love into it, it is going to be stunning! i can't wait to see the results!