This project is a special one. It's the first piece of furniture I refinished over a year ago. I found it at a local thrift store. When I found it, I didn't realize that it would take more skill and expertise than I had. I contacted Deen at Revamp in Langley and she took me through a few projects and this was one of them. I wanted to learn how to refinished furniture for myself but didn't know back then it would turn into more. I'm still learning project by project. This chair is a Morris Chair. They were made between 1890-1930. I'm not sure how old this one is but I'm sure it has a few years on it. Once painted, I needed to redo the cushions. This was where I was stopped in my tracks. I knew I was beyond my skill level. I contacted a friend to help but that is a lot to ask someone and she was willing to help me but I didn't want to take the chance of ruining nice, expensive fabric. Not really a project to learn on. The cushions sat for over a year. I finally found some nice quality fabric at Hobby Lobby and was determine to get this chair finished. A side note, I love Hobby Lobby and wish we had one closer. I think I went about 6-8 times in one week while I was in Arizona. With their coupons, I couldn't stop myself. This past month I took the fabric and cushions in to a seamstress I have used before and had her make new cushions. By far the most expensive part of the project. I needed to source this part out and I'm glad I did. As much as I wasn't thrilled with how much I paid to have the new cushions made, I can appreciate those who do have those skills I don't and feel they deserve to be paid for them. As I start to do custom work, I need to realize I have skills and abilities that people are willing to pay me for. So it needs to be worth my time and energy. I appreciate when people see that and let me create for them. Please note: some pictures have a small black mark on them due to a error on my camera.
A wreath to match on our front door I made from burlap