Wilendur tablecloths are like the Saks 5th Ave of tablecloths. Bright with color. Crisp with detail. Rarely found at sales and hardly ever in my budget. Sometimes I cling to them without knowing what to do except store them. And then...this gorgeous curvy chair came along and I realize I could enjoy the best of both worlds so to speak.
I have had this stainless beauty for so long I cannot even place it. The fact that it is so large leads me to believe that it saved for special occasions and large family gatherings. Gorgeous red roses in full bloom all year round on a french chair...oh I am not done yet!
Trim! Savory gingham red and green just enough to make the chair beyond charming...
I would love to tell you that I finished but I didn't...I ran out of staples...right as the hardware stores closed. Gingham piping. These are few peeks of what is to come.
A view from the back. I painted the chair in a grey milk paint and followed it with a dark stained briwax. The shadowed leaves in the tablecloth are grey and I tried to capture that shade.
It is worth every minute of this hand ruched trim. I will be putting this on everything I am so smitten.
Just a hint of the distressing on the edges of the wood.
I didn't do my sewing alone. Phog, (our bull mastiff), joined me along with his beloved Pooh bear. I love how he laid his head on the pillow/bulldog's bed and made sure to keep Pooh close. That bear goes every where and he waits by the washer until it is clean.
I am headed out in the morning to grab staples. Finishing touches tomorrow. I cannot wait to show the whole piece.