Monday, June 27, 2011

Chair of Roses



Every time I open the doors in my mending studio it is going to be coming up roses.  It has turned out just like I imagined.  Vintage, colorful, curvy and comfortable.  My fingers are numb from ruching and sewing but I am not complaining because I am going to be sitting in a garden whenever I want!  This is my garden of Wilunder roses in the French countryside.


The paint does so much for the lines of the chair. You can see every bend and turn.  It doesn't hurt that there are miles of that red gingham ruching to show them off.  Who knew it would take that much?  


Perfect staple placement and very particular trim glue make this worth every ache and pain.  I have estimated about 21 hours from start to finish.  I would do it again in a minute.  Can you just imagine a table with different chairs around it all covered in tablecloths?


You have to smile when you see this!  
It is just unexpected...


Happily placed under a tray of roses in the mending studio.  I wish you all could see how sweet it turned out.  It is comfortable too.  I had such a tiny pile of scraps left over probably less than a cup full.  Not enough for a pillow. That will have to come from something else.  
What can I get my needle in now?

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43 comments:

Mecky said...

That is really sweet!!!

Angela said...

It is marvelous!! I love those vintage tablecloth prints. I've made curtains and covered chairs seats with them...but I love your idea of dining chairs with a different fabric on each one!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Renee! It's gorgeous! Where/how did you learn to re-upholster? The gingham ruching and piping are like icing on a cake. I have no doubt that you will find the perfect coordinating fabric for a pillow. You need to call Trish over at Good Ju Ju and start selling your creations.

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

I'm smiling at it! So beautiful!
Jo-Anna

Lee said...

LOVE it! I hope it sits as good as it looks!
Thank you so much for showing this project. You opened my eyes to an unexpected way of recovering a chair.

Carly said...

Hello!
I love what you did with the chair! It looks so happy! ;)
You have a beautiful talent!
~Carly

Diane Mars said...

Renee~ It is just a perfect chair! I love it great job. Hugs, Diane

Free Pretty Things For You said...

it couldn't be any more perfect!

Material Girls said...

I love your chair!! I want one!!!!
Nadine

Scrap for Joy said...

I'm so glad I stopped back on my way to bed. Now I'll be dreaming about roses...you did a fantastic job Renee! You've elevated that humble tablecloth to a higher purpose and now you'll see those roses every day...not just at company mealtime!
Bravo!!
xoxo
joyce

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I can't believe you went to town and got that chair done so quickly - Renee is is AMAZING. Absolutely adorable and digging the fabric and details that you worked into it. I agree that a table with chairs surrounding it like this would be spectacular! You rocked that chair!

Into Vintage said...

Wow Reneee - it's absolutely incredible! What a wonderful and unique piece and I'm loving the gingham ruching!! Have you re-upholstered before? I have a chair that I want to 'experiment' with and your chair is definitely inspiring me. :-)

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Beautiful!! You did an awesome job. I collect vintage tablecloths and would love to do this myself. Love the tablecloth you used too.

Danielle

birdie blue said...

l o v e it! it's perfect, renee.

a rosy respite.

xo
molly

Jenny said...

My goodness! I LOVE that chair. Even before you put that spectacular fabric on it, the lines of the chair were gorgeous. But WOW, that is some gorgeous fabric. Would have never thought to use it on the chair, but I am so in love with it! Love, Love, Love.

E said...

Renee ! Wow it's wonderful ... love it love it :) E in TN

delia hornbook said...

That is one beautiful chair such gorgeous fabric, enjoy it, dee x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

why it's perfect!
such clever hands you have
fee x

GeorgiaPeachez said...

That chair is crazy fabulous!

Sentimentally Me said...

fantastic!!! I hope it's okay if I post a link to your chair on our Vintage Tablecloth Collectors Club?? the gals (& guys!) over there will LOVE IT!

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Cutie,

What an amazing job, and I'm pretty sure you've inspired me to recover a really cool chair I picked a couple of weeks ago for $40. WHENEVER, I get some free time, I'm gonna' tackle that chair. I can just smell the roses from here!!!!!

Big Hugs,
Meri

Cindy said...

Renee..I was prepared..I didn't faint...lol
This is awesome!!You are a very creative person!! Now for me..what the heck is ruching?I have never seen it before.I love it tho!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

mimos said...

Hello Renee! How are you?
I'm from Brazil and I loved your blog, congratulations! I would appreciate if you made a visit to my blog, it would be an honor!
Be very welcome! I'll be happy.
www.mimosdaclaralu.blogspot.com
Stay with God!
Luciana

Sewn With Grace said...

Absolutely F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!!!!!

mimos said...

Rene Wow, I am very much excited by his return, thank you!
I gave up wanting to cry while reading your post ... and I just put a post entirely to My Vintage Mending, I hope you do not mind and also like.
I hope I always find it here, welcome to Brazil!
Lu's Kisses! and may God bless you always!

BluBabesCreate said...

Now that is amazing! Come on over and see my reupholstery!

Nan said...

Wow I am just so impressed with our work here it came out so gorgeous. You can take something no so pretty and make it a masterpiece.

LV said...

A perfect chair for you and the sewing room. I like the colors.

BluBabesCreate said...

Thanks for stopping by. And if you love vintage you're welcome to follow along. I've got some more fabulous stuff coming up.

~~Carol~~ said...

You can just tell by looking at it that it's cozy and comfy! I knew it was going to turn out pretty, but this is beyond what I imagined. Love it, and your question "What can I get my needle in now?" makes me smile!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

tammyCA said...

That lady chair looks splendid...I just love the ruching & gingham piping.

Patti said...

Oh, I wish I knew how to recover furniture! I just love this chair and it would look so cute in my house. I just have to learn! Thank you for visiting me today!

Self Sagacity said...

What a pretty print. Nice and graceful pattern.

LBP said...

Your chair makes my heart go pitty patt!!! I love that chair!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I love your chair! Now you can enjoy a rose garden all year long!

Mimi said...

What a beautiful chair! Just found this post at Today's Creative Blog and love it. That wonderful chair would put a smile on anybody's face! Thanks for sharing

Kathleen Grace said...

This chair (and your blog) is utterly spectacular! Your blog goes into my favorites list and my reader! Do you have a tutorial for the red gingham ruching? I would love to try it myself!

Twice Nice said...

Beautiful! Wish I had your upholstery skills! Deb

donna said...

Renee your chair turned out fabulous. I agree we need more chairs made out of table cloths. Enjoy your new garden.
Hugs
donna

Tammy said...

This is very cute. What do you use to put that trim around the edging? I am your newest follower from Furniture Friday. Hope you can visit me sometime.

retrorevival.biz said...

This is probably THE most beautiful chair I've ever seen! Only problem is that it is NOT in my home ~ ha!

With a smile,
Cindy

Terri said...

This chair is just perfect!!!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

this chair is to die for...love it!
you did such a wonderful job upholstering it. love the gingham ruffle trim...adorable!!