So I imagined that this chair belonged to a sweet elderly woman who crocheted dainty doilies for her home and precious baby booties for her great grandbabies. After her passing her children decided to donate the chair because it was too hard to pass by the chair everyday without thinking of Grandma. So they gave it to the Salvation Army in hopes that Grandma’s chair would find a good home and someone who would make it beautiful again. Vivid imagination huh? Well let me live there okay?
I sanded and cleaned the chair really well. Then I spray primed and painted it with two coats of American Accents Heirloom White. I got the fabric at Joann’s. It is part of their new collection of home dec fabrics and it complimented the fabric I chose for the pillows. It cost $15 for the three yards. The padding I had on hand.
I took apart the cushions and used that for a pattern and then I sewed it up and restuffed it. I had to whipstitch the opening shut and it was done. I didn’t do any fancy piping like the original cushions had. That would have taken more patience and sewing skill than I have. Let’s have one more looksie..
I love how the chairturned out. However, the more I look at it in the room the more I was unsatisfied. The Heirloom White color is not white at all it is cream all the way. It should be called Heirloom Cream. The fabric is definitely not a true white but not cream either. The problem was that sitting next to the stark white comforter and the white headboard it just looked off. I should have taken a picture of it for you guys to see. So I did something daring…potentially hideous to some of you. I am still not sure what I think of it because it is so bold.
I will say I like the Heirloom “White” better overall but it just doesn’t work with the room. When I am considering dying the white Ballard Design’s comforter to match the chair I knew it was not working.
Here is a picture of it next to the bed to give you a broader perspective (never mind the end table with all that stuff on it, that will be refabbed later)
I added a pillow to the bed and the chair that is the same pattern. I feel the pillow balanced out the two ruffle pillows.
Here’s the beauty of it people…it is just a fresh coat of Heirloom “Cream” away if I decide I like it better.