Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Chair covers

I've finally made the covers for our two kitchen chairs. The chairs are really old, solid mahogany that I remember were old when I was a child. I've painted them buttermilk and then just 'winged' the pattern for the covers. I'm pretty pleased with them though. We picked the table up a few weeks ago in the Wells Emporium, an antique shop in the city. We do have three more of these chairs in the garage, but I don't know if I'll ever get round to painting and covering them since we don't have any need for them at the moment; and we do have another set of chairs out there which need sorting out and which will then go into the bedrooms.

10 comments:

Amelia said...

Loved the chairs - both color and the new cushions. You said you painted them buttermilk...I take it that is a color.

The table is just perfect for the two chairs...is this where you eat breakfast?

What kind of plant do you have in the middle of the table...I could not really tell from the picture.

Karen said...

Nice job on those chairs! I think about making chair cushions and then think of something better to do. Seems like they might be hard to make.

Mary said...

Very pretty!

Lynn said...

I love that buttermilk color. And you didn't use a pattern - how clever you are. The ruffle, fabric and the chair look so pretty - very lovely and romantic.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Amanda-I don't know what looks better; those seat covers or a SPOTLESS house. Gosh----it must be nice :0)

scraphappy said...

Your chair covers are lovely. I never would have guessed that you didn't have a pattern. They look great with your new table.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

Looks lovely! Your posts always make me feel so uncreative and dull. I do enjoy your work vicariously.

Kay said...

They are gorgeous, Amanda! You did a fabulous job. Now I'm staring at our chairs and wondering how I might maybe get some cushion stuffing and making some padding. Hmmmmm...

Kay said...

I forgot to tell you that I love the new strawberry look of your blog. It's so cheery and pretty.

Kay said...

I must have done something wrong. I thought I did a comment earlier but it's not here so I thought I'd try again...just in case.

Your chair covers look great, Amanda. It's what I imagine an English chair to look like. Bright, pretty and comfy.