Old chair to new...

Added Jan 22, 2011

by frankiesoup

Bury St. Edmunds...

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Description

Mum was given this rocking chair by a friend, waaaaaaaay back in the days when I thought Savage Garden were cool. When I moved out, she very kindly passed this lovely item of furniture on to me – something the cat will forever be grateful for.

At the moment, I’m getting the spare room ready for our new arrival, and rather than buy all new furniture, I thought I’d repurpose some of what I already have. So, to help it tie in with the rest of the new decor, I recovered this beloved old rocking chair in fabric to match the new curtains.

I think the curtains originally came from Ikea – once again via Mum – but they needed drastically shortening to fit my teeny windows. I used the leftovers to make envelope cushion covers for the chair, and simply sewed up the corners to make the edges round. If you’d like a tutorial re making envelope covers, this is the one I used http://www.channel4.com/4homes/design-style/how-to-guides/how-to-make-an-envelope-cushion-09-04-14_p_1.html

I’m really pleased with how this turned out. It looks perfect in the nursery – lots more contemporary than the original floral pattern and very ‘gender neutral’ as we’re not sure what we’re having yet. The car scatter pillow is an old one I had, made with some Echino fabric, whilst the red one is made from scraps of a Berber scarf which I bought in the Sahara.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Home/Deco
Garment Type
Other
Style
Classic, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Blends

Credits

UK Channel 4's 'Kirstie's Homemade Home'

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