I am moving around a lot better than the previous 7 weeks so finally was able to mark a project off my list.
It sat out on our deck with a brightly colored beach towel thrown over it and was our two cats' favorite perch whatever the weather.
I had John bring it in to my studio and tore all of the old fabric off and the batting out. I replaced it with new padding and quilt batting. I love my staple gun.
I had some Annie Sloan graphite colored paint and wax so pulled that out.
I painted all the wood surfaces with the paint and buffed them with wax after the paint was dry.
I pulled fabric out of my stash and this is cotton. These are my favorite colors in my studio. Callie kept laying about on the chair while I was trying to recover it and meowed and growled at me. She was not happy I was taking the smells of her chair away.
Mato was equally upset with the changes and kept jumping up on the seat. Every time I put her down she would get right back up and growl as well.
I pulled this bead trim out of my trim box and applied it around the edge of the chair and between the seat of the chair and the base.
I added a bolster pillow that I made with more fabric I had on hand.
When I am not sitting here you will find either cat claiming it as theirs. That tells me they are as happy with the changes as I am.
The only thing I am not liking is that I usually recover furniture with stiffer fabric or upholstery/drapery fabric.
I didn't feel like I should spend money on any fabric when I have so much in my stash. So this being cotton, it does stretch and wrinkle after being sat on. It does smooth right out and I know the wrinkle police won't be visiting any time soon. But, just info for anyone out there who might want to take on a similar project and use cotton. That is one thing I didn't think out ahead of time.
I do love it and I added quilt batting to the bottoms of the legs so I can move it around in my studio and save scuffing up the hardwood floors.
What projects are you working on?