Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A Little Facelift is Sometimes in Order

This was the before shot of my vintage sewing chair that I took last week before attempting a little make over... She was a little haggard, and in need of some TLC.

First I stripped off the parts with the old worn fabrics, removed the stiff, torn and exposed piping, and did a through cleaning/polishing of the wood.

 Some new batting layers were in order to freshen things up and add a little spring in the seat.

 And then the makeover really started to take shape.  I had a couple of fat quarters left of this button fabric, so I decided to use it up.

 Basically it was just a matter of wrapping and stapling the raw edges to the back of each chair part...

Then screwing the top back together ~ the seat just sits in place and can be lifted up to store things underneath.

She definitely has a new appeal and sits much prettier!

And here she is sitting in her new home in the shop ~ sometimes it's the little things that just make you smile when you walk into a room :) 

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

9 comments:

The Slow Quilter said...

A great do over project. Love the fabric for the chair.

Pat said...

Nice job! I have a couple of chairs that need that here; come on over. :D

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So cool! Nice job.

Michele said...

Really adorable!

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a fabulous make over on that wonderful chair! It looks perfectly sweet set against those bolts of fabric.

Beth Strand said...

How fun! I think I have a sister chair to that one. Although the top of mine is slightly different. I re-did mine years ago but it's time for another facelift!

Elaina said...

My mom had that exact sewing chair and cabinet. I gave it to a friend after my mom passed away. i love what you did with it!

Carrie P. said...

looks great!

Kathy said...

Nice job on the chair! And I love that nightstand next to it in the last photo.