Antique Armchair Facelift
I was on the hunt for a chair on which to focus an upcoming tutorial, but everything that could go wrong, did. Happily, my second effort turned out even more striking than the first!
Before (soon to be my nightmare) On the road to completion, this cherry wood chair needed all new upholstery and filling, 8 coats of paint, and shellac. Then, when I applied my clear wax, it went on yellow! Because the paint looked more cream than white, I ended up sewing a second patchwork piece to quilt and upholster. Thankfully it was a happy ending!
The detail work is beautiful, but you can see the yellowish tinge left behind by my 'clear' wax
My second attempt at recovering. I wish I had an entire quilt like this. I pieced together the outer four corner blocks and quilted them to the batting along with the horizontal and vertical pieces. I used the quilt-as-you-go method, slightly modified to allow for the diagonal blocks.
Ta-Da! I took these photos pre trim, but you get the idea
A slightly different view. Can you go wrong with a Union Jack? Check out the whole, sordid tale on my blog.
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Published September 26th, 2014 10:40 PM