She began as an unloved disaster on Craigslist. But I saw her potential.
The chair had good lines and sat well. It was just covered in horrendously old green velvet and was a bit banged up.
So, I took her apart. Saving each piece to use as a pattern.
It got ugly. I quit counting the staples I removed at around 8,534.
She was then sanded, primed and painted. A piece of lovely antique Metis linen was selected for her upholstery.
A single welt adorns her edges.
I’ve topped it with a pillow made from an antique sampler. I imagine that a young girl spent hours stitching the flowers in a first attempt at embroidery. If you look closely, you can see that the top line of the flowers are up side down. Charming. It too will be for sale.
Secretly I want to price the chair at $5,000 so she won’t leave me. But I really have no room for her.
Next week I will show you her sweetly similar sister. What are you making over in the new year?