Friday, August 26, 2011

My Prairie Gothic Wing Chairs

It's been a pretty lousy couple of weeks at sophie junction ... though maybe I'll whine about it later, since the week seems to be ending on a pleasant note. The upholsterer delivered these chairs this morning and I am very pleased with the result.

I bought the chairs when I moved to Dallas (after donating ALL my living room furniture in Michigan).  I found them on Craigs list.  They were in rough shape, upholstered in a pale green silk that was falling apart, but they had great bones and I could tell that they were once fine furniture.

Then I got stuck, both in making a decision about what fabric/color to cover them with and finding someone to do the work.

Earlier this year, I went on the hunt for a large scale organic print.  I remembered that some of Jane Sassaman's fabric had been printed on lightweight canvas for home deco ... and the hunt began.  I found an Etsy vendor, Imagine Fabric,  with a 15 yard bolt of this print from Prairie Gothic and I knew it was the one.

My re-upholstered wing chairs

Didn't John's Upholstery do an amazing job in  wrapping that large print around the chair (and getting everything to end up symmetrical and matching)?

Next home deco project on the horizon . . . painting a floor cloth using these colors.   I'm thinking thick and thin stripes in blue, red, green and pink.

13 comments:

floribunda... aka Julie said...

wonderful, Sophie! One of my grandfathers was an upholsterer and I wish I'd learned something from him...

Miki Willa said...

These are amazing. What a fantastic job they did for you. I like the bold statement they make.

Imagine Fabric said...

This look absolutely fantastic. I love it. Great job!

Linda Teufel said...

wonderful choice of fabrics! They look like a million bucks!

Debra Spincic said...

TOTALLY Fabulous!!!!

Pat from FL and MI said...

Love the chairs! Can't wait to see the floor cloth!

Suze said...

Love your chairs, Sophie..they turned out really, really nicely. Amazing job is right on...

Melinda said...

Those chairs are wonderful! They did a great job on them.

Christine Thresh said...

What good choices you made -- the chairs and the fabric. Wonderful.
I have a wing chair that's been in my family for over 100 years.

Wilma NC said...

They are beautiful!!!!

Barbara C said...

Gorgeous chairs! Those are major day-brighteners and I'm sure they add sparkle to your new place.

Rian said...

Those are fabulous!

Melissa P said...

They are stunning! There's nothing like Sassaman fabric to brighten up a space.

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