I wanted to share with you a couple of chairs I recently finished for a client. These two chairs were positioned in a sitting area in her master bedroom. The chairs were in perfect condition, had beautiful curvy lines but the color just didn’t do it for the room or her modern farmhouse look.
She decided to go with a solid ivory color of the Revolution Phoenician, a washable performance fabric. Choosing a very neutral color allows her to move these chairs from room to room when the mood strikes. I know that I love to change things up and the first place I look for something to fill a space when rearranging or decorating is items from another room. It’s like going shopping in your own home!
When making a slipcover, this is the perfect time to add or change to the visual design of the chair. This chair in particular could have had the same corded bottom to resemble the original style, a shorter skirt or a full length skirt. We decided to change it up a bit by adding a floor length skirt to soften the lines even more. I think it was the perfect change.
This chair in particular had a very tight and shallow “tuck-in” room on the seat deck and and bottom of the back. Instead of using my fingers to push the excess fabric needed to hold the slipcover in place in the tight space, I found a handy tool that easily slides in and creates a nice clean look….the 6″ wood ruler. Who knew! I love that I can always learn something new in this job.
I can’t wait to see these chairs in my clients room. Check out her beautiful website at ourperfectingmanor.com.