50s Chair Fabric
Here’s the cool ’50s fabric I’m planning to do my new chair up with – just hope it’s not another year before I post the end results.
This atomic fabric is getting so expensive now, there seems to be a huge demand for it out there (at least on Ebay). It’s nigh on impossible to find it in the old haunts too (charity shops, junk shops don’t even seem to exist any more) so nab it where you can.
New Chair Project
Here’s the latest addition to my upholstery cannon which has been cluttering up our house for the last few months looking sorry for itself. I honestly thought I’d finish that big old bird sooner but it dragged on, and in the meantime I’ve acquired a few more projects looking at me forlornly and accusingly: ‘you said I’d be looking great in a couple of months’.
This patient has a broken back and a couple of splits but a bit of aruldite, some splints, a bit of rubbing down and a lick of paint should sort it right out. I bought it at an antique shop down the road for a fiver, so nothing to lose. I’m planning to use a scrap of 50s fabric, although I might change my mind as it comes along.
My first blog entry was a lengthy description of the battered up old chair I was planning to re-upholster and a promise to blog about my progress as I went along. You might be forgiven for thinking I’d ditched the whole idea as it has never graced these pages since (my niece-in-law recently wittily commented on the entry ‘glad you kept us all updated’, sarky miss). Well if you did you were WRONG – I’ve only gorn and finished it. *Mumbles* only took me a year and a half.
Pretty chuffed overall, although Chairman Miaow the fat cat is putting the springs to the test, so I can’t really see it staying pristine for much longer. Also a good place to hide Lucas’ train track underneath which you can just see peeping out. Now onto the next …