Saturday, March 1, 2014

Musical Chair. . .

as a child you remember playing the party game, Musical Chairs?

But this, dear ones,
is a real musical chair. . .often times referred to as a Harp Chair.

. . .and I truly got her for a song!

Of course,
she didn't look quite so~o~o lovely in the beginning.

Here's a photo of her when we first met.

Her finish was in mint condition!
She was a sturdy little chair. . .except her seat was dry and cracked.
The striped fabric was an apricot hue, had stains and smelled bad!

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Once "Mr. Ed" removed the original seat,
he measured and cut a much more sturdy one for the chair.

Then, the "hunt" for the perfect fabric took longer than expected.

Every once in a while, 
persistence pays off. . .not only was the fabric on $ale, but the trim, as well!

 Armed with a hot glue gun and assisted by "Mr. Ed",
together, we began the process of re~upholstering the Harp Chair.

Usually a given when approaching a "new to us" project,
is the unique conversing, agreeing and disagreeing.
I had never put piping on a chair and we were both unsure of the process.

We just kept working the trim around in 3" ~to~ 4" inch segments
of hot glue applied directly onto the piping until we achieved the finished ends.

"Mr. Ed" did some extra gluing and stitching so the trim wouldn't fray.
Oh, how I love that amazing man of mine!

Now, we're ready to move to the addition of the seat cushion.

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I adore how the warm homey tones of the Harp Chair finish
compliment my Vintage Heirloom Secretary Desk!

This soft Aqua hued fabric blends harmoniously 
with the drapery and Haeger Pottery vase!

My $8 bargain find chair
and the $24.00 $ale fabric and trim 
combined with supplies we already had available,
make this $32.00 Harp Chair a melodious sonnet 
of musical chairs On Crooked Creektt!

Until next time. . .

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At Rivercrest Cottage said...

It's great to have such a lovely chair, but oh so much better to find a man who will help redesign.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such a lovely chair. What great fabric!!! Thanks for sharing the process!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I perfect match for the desk too! Love the cording you used and fabric. By the way I love your carpet!
Yes I am VERY busy. But i am to the point if things fall apart I am "whatever" but must finish a newspaper insert, some programs and the list goes on and on! Thanks, I miss you!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

OhPat, the NEW chair looks beautiful! You and Mr. Ed are a terrific team and did a great job! You figured it allout perfectly and the result is fabulous. I LOVE the fabric and the trim.

Shelia said...

Oh, Pat, your chair is beautiful! How marvelous that the wood part was in mint condition. You're fortunate to have a handy hubby to fix the chair seat! Now I love how you added the trim and that fabric is gorgeous! What a beautiful chair you have! Oh, wouldn't it be fun if we lived next door? We would sew, I'd help you redo (if you'd let me) and we cook for each other! ;) I can dream.
Be a sweetie, dear one,
Shelia ;)