Monday, October 6, 2008

Upholstery Daydreams

The majority of our furniture is vintage or antique. Come to think of it, the "youngest" furniture we have are two 1960's Bertoia Diamond chairs we found in the attic at my families garden center!

So, it can be assumed that our finds from flea markets, estate sales and our ancestors might need a little paint here and a new upholstery job there. Today I'm going to cover the shade for my grandmother VK's alabaster lamp

with this Amy Butler print Midwest Modern Martini in Mustard

Our dining room chairs

are getting updated with this discontinued Laurie Smith pattern I found at Hancocks for a super great deal. It's pretty bold, but I think it will work the the yellow that is in our light fixture.

My grandmothers gold, feather stuffed extra long and extra comfy couch

I'm going to make a slipcover for the frame in Montego Hemp Bamboo

and the cushions will be upholstered in Amy Butler Nigella Twill Grandflora in Nickel

And a chair that I originally bought on half price day at an estate sale, then a year later sold to my dear friend Jessica, then last weekend purchased back from her (due to her moving to Alaska!)

will finally get a new look with Anna's Drawing Room Volumes in Gold

All of the fabric I found on, with the exception of the Laurie Smith print. They have a great selection and you can order swatches on most prints!

I can bring you an "after" picture of the lamp shade soon enough, but the others will take a little time and some money. Have a fabulous day! Smiles!

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