Thursday, December 12, 2013

Linen and Burlap Flower Chair

This chair is one of my all time favorites.  It is just so glam.  I love the the bling of the silver paint, the classic charcoal linen fabric and then the juxtaposition of the burlap on the back.  So much fun to work on. 

 The carved detail pops with the lightly distressed silver paint finish.

The flowers are a bit of a risk.  It's one of those pieces that I worried I was being to self indulgent on when I did it.  There is always that dilemma when working on a piece, do I make choices that will help the piece sell quickly or do I do something purely for the joy of doing it.  I went back and forth as to whether I should just pin the flowers or hot glue them.  Hot glue won. 

The flowers are very basic, just a strip of fabric folded back and forth and hot glued into a circle. I made several different sizes and some I doubled up.  The edges are just cut and fray a little which adds to the look.

I embellished some of them with some sparkly things I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  The others I glued a small small circle of fabric to the middle.

I love the bit of whimsy the flowers add.  She is so fancy.

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  1. Love that chair, it is fabulous and the flowers are such a cute idea. Hugs, Marty

  2. she is beautiful Mimi! Love the chair, but the flowers? icing in the cake! PINNED!


  3. Beautiful! It reminded me of a leather chair I pinned that has flowers on the back. You might be on the cusp of a new trend. I bet a lot of people would love it. I know I do!

  4. I love this chair. It's perfect! And the flowers are fabulous! Great job Mimi. Upholstery is really your niche! :)

  5. So different and unexpected. Love it!

  6. Good call on the flowers - they make it completely unique!

  7. you did great, love the perfect upholstery job.

  8. She doesn't fit with my decor, but she is beautiful and you did a super job on her. I love the flowers.

  9. That chair is absolutely yummy! The flowers just add to it. I always love your projects.

  10. Awesome! And I love the burlap and flowers mixed with the bling. It's like a modern feminine mullet! Business in the front and party in the back!

  11. saw this chair in Poppy & Co. yesterday....just lovely....and also on MMS! Way to go!


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