Monday, October 17, 2011

Ikat Chair Covering...

Hi there! Today has been crazy! My mom is flying in for a visit tomorrow so I am so excited but I have been crazy busy with my shop-which is a good thing but I feel a little discombobulated- is that how you spell that? :) Anyway, so I told you I was coveting my cousin's family room blue paint???...Well, I went down to the Benjamin Moore store today and bought some and painted a wall on a whim and I LO-O-O-O-VE (sing-song voice) it! It's Phillipburg Blue. I also recovered my blue chair that is going on that wall with a gray and white ikat print fabric that I have been obsessing over for a while now.  The project is definitely not finished. I need a new lampshade and have already stripped the top of the table that is going next to this chair. I am staining it a dark chocolate on top and painting the legs white-delicious...yum! Here are some pics of my work in progress and some of my plans.

Here is the original chair, table, wall paint color- ugh! and lamp base. Oh and Evan getting into a bag of cotton balls...he had a hay day with those! 

The newly recovered chair. Please don't think I'm a professional re-upholsterer. I AM NOT! If you could only see underneath all of, but as long as it looks good on the outside right? Ok, so with that done I decided to paint the wall, get a new lampshade and strip and repaint the table. 

Disregard the books and yellow wall in the background. Those are part of the table decor and the yellow paint has got to go soon! Thinking maybe that cathedral gray I posted the other day or something light to open up that hallway. 

This is my inspiration for my table...look at it before it was painted and stained.

Rough right? Check out the tutorial on this here.

I am contemplating putting this mirror (my $7 yard sale find)  I used to have in my bedroom up on the wall here behind the table. There will be enough busyness with the books so I don't want to do lots of frames etc. 

Not a great pic, but you get the point. 

And last, my lampshade. Since I have such a bold pattern on the chair, I think I will go with something simple like white with a black trim on the lampshade. 

How about this one?

Maybe a little too much but we'll see.

Like this next one too but with black trim.

Have a great night! :)