Thursday, October 2, 2014

Deconstructed Chair

I have been wanting to reupholster a chair in this European Wool Army Blanket for at least six months.  I love the stripe and it's just so cozy.  Finally when I had sorta forgotten all about it, I found the perfect chair. 

 It has very simple lines with the most fabulous chunky legs.

I have also always wanted to do a deconstructed chair.  Once I stripped the old fabric off I knew this chair would be perfect for that as well.  It's very well built and very heavy.  The thick hardwood frame is pretty, if you are into that sort of thing.

I used tons of old school tacks that are exposed to add to the deconstructed look.  I had to be very careful with my cuts around the frame because what is usually hidden is now out there for all to see.

I really enjoyed this project.  It just sort of evolved and all fell into place.  I love it when that happens.  I know it's not every one's cup of tea but as someone reminded me last week, if we all had the same taste it would be a very boring world. ;)
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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, it is my cup of tea. Great job!

Donna Sinclair said...

Okay, usually not my cup of tea but this works. I love it. I really love that fabric!

Jayne Evans said...

I love the fabric and how you used the stripe. Great job!

Full Circle Creations said...

Such an interesting look. I love that fabric! Great job.

Audrey said...

Beautiful job and love the blanket ... I do love seeing the construction of this chair, but my family would likely ask when am I going to finish reupholstering it.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Robin Johnson said...

Your chair makeover turned out fabulous. I love the fact that you used an old blanket, it's so perfect for a chair.

Jill B said...

I think it is awesome! The only thing I would change is to stain/paint all the wood the same. It is just lovely. :)

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