Recently, a neighbor gave us this Victorian-era chair. He was going to throw it in the trash. It was upholstered in needlepoint, which was probably appropriate; but it was poorly done. I tried to salvage and clean the needlepoint, but it couldn't be done. I can probably make a pillow from some of the needlepoint in the future.
The back of the chair was broken apart as shown on the left. Bob did his magic in the workshop, then we upholstered it in this blue velvet.
This was my first try at a double cording. I think that in the future when working with heavy fabric like velvet, I will buy a thinner cord to cover. This welting turned out to be about 1/2 inch wide, and it probably would have looked better a little narrower.
The detail on this walnut chair is wonderful with the carving and burl insert.
We haven't decided yet if we are going to keep the chair or sell it.
I'm joining the following parties this week:
for Met Monday
for Wow Us Wednesdays
for Transformation Thursday
for Open House Party on Thursday
for Vintage Inspiration Friday
for Feathered Nest Friday
Be sure to check out these blogs for all of the inspiration provided.