Tuesday, 21 October 2014

My Perfectly Imperfect Experiment - The Patchwork Chair

 Hey Guys,

I am so, so , so excited about this chair makeover. It's not perfect and I made heaps of mistakes but you know what I LOVE it.

Remember this thrifted chair, yep awesome design but let's be honest it's a bit dark and dreary



Then I started seeing patchwork chairs on Pinterest, I fell immediately in love, however they were all for sale, (around $1000) dollars and I had no idea how to turn that idea into a DIY.

Then I thought, blow it, I have all this free fabric that my neighbour gave me, it was from a friend of hers who sells patchwork fabric. She always collects the samples once the line is done, and I just started cutting squares using my Big Shot. Check the link below (*affiliate link)

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Can't tell you how awesome it is, cuts through 8 layers at a time and I had my squares cut in an hour!!!


Stitching these pieces was looking like a nightmare until I found this tutorial from Sew Mama Sew, AMAZING!!! It took me less than an hour to sew the main fabric.

Then it was time to pin and get the sides cut, that was the part I found really difficult, it is so not perfect but who cares I still love it and I have learned a lot from this chair to try with the second one.


This bad boy came out more than a few times while trying to place the pieces, exactly where I needed them.


By this stage I was just thrilled, I really could see it coming together.


I painted the arms and legs using white chalk paint from the EZE2Paint range from Canterbury Blue sold here, totally paid for it myself, but I just adore her and her paints!

And then stapled it on. There are a few lumps and bumps but I think it makes it more beautiful in that shabby chic kind of style.


DIY Delight or Disaster? Oh this my friends is a total delight. I'm not sure I have ever had a project that has truly come together with so much love. In spite of the short cuts I took with the cutting and sewing, this took a LONG time, mistakes and seam ripping aside it was worth every minute, I adore it! The chair is perfect like it was made for me, the new cover, isn't perfect but can I tell you, it's beautiful anyway. It makes me smile every time I see it and that can only be an absolute delight!!



Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

21 comments:

  1. Ah Mel this turned out so great! I feel just like you when I try something new, practise for next time. Now I want a patchwork chair. Love love love

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  2. I'm super impressed. I know for a fact I couldn't sew that many straight lines to save my life. (However, I'm definitely reading the tutorial you linked in case I try!) I love your chair, it's so pretty and cottage chic. I love ideas like this because when I move I'm doing a totally eclectic boho thing; and I think quilted this and that will pull together all the colors I plan to use. I'm so happy for you and your fabulous chair, I can see why you love it so much ;)

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  3. Your chair looks fabulous Mel. I love how cheerful it is now. Quite the transformation from the previous dark material. I love it!

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  4. Your new chair looks FABULOUS!!! I'm not normally a big fan of painted wood, (I like the texture of wood and I'm old fashioned), but on your chair, it totally works. Great job, Mel. I love your chair!!!

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  5. I love this chair, Mel! It is totally my vibe! (The guest room I just redecorated? It would look PERFECT in there!) Way to go!

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  6. Oh Mel!! I love this! So perfectly cottage chic! Your hard work and vision sure paid off. Very lovely!

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  7. I also want a patch work chair :-( Looks lovely, Mel - you have lots more guts than I ever will have to tackle a project like this ! {the chair looks very comfy, btw!}

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  8. You bet it's a delight, Mel! Your excitement over making this chair was in every word of your post! You go, girl! Great job!!!!!

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  9. Mel, it looks so comfy and pretty. I love the fabric combo you chose. That chair looked so dreary, like you said, but you have made it gorgeous!! I've got to click over and see how you sewed all those squares together so fast, too.

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  10. You did great! I love this idea. It actually reminds me of the quilt my mom made for me when I was little...it totally disintegrated from all my years of use, but I loved that quilt!!!

    -andi

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  11. WOW you totally rocked this chair...no pun intended! I can't imagine all the work that went into it, but I can honestly say it is just perfect Mel!

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  12. Just got back online after an internet issue and look what you have done! Love the chair in it's cheery, patchwork cover. This is a delight and even more so because it makes you smile. Bet the little kids love all that colour!

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  13. LOVE it! You rock mama! I so want a big shot ... not that I sew or anything but it sounds so cool and makes things simple. I just love you and your DYI stuff.

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  14. It does look so much lighter and nicer, and oh so inviting. I think it's fun to sew squares. You just took me back to my youth. :) Great job, Mel!!

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  15. It turned out beautiful, Mel! I love that you were able to make it look so much more cherry and fun with the fabric. Once again you've impressed me with your sewing skills.

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  16. All your hard work paid off. It looks lovely. I hope you enjoy many moments looking at and sitting in that stunning chair. Job well done!

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  17. Definitely a delight! I absolutely love how it turned out and the colors you used. So shabby chic! I would smile every time I walked by it too...:) Hope your week is going well. Have a wonderful Thursday....Vicky

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  18. Total delight Mel, love the colours. Such a pretty transformation! I can just see you curled up there with a good book and a cuppa :)

    Hugs xx

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  19. I love the fabric colors that you put together Mel! It looks so awesome! Yes! A delight for sure!!!

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  20. I think this turned out great! I love shabby chic! Now I wish I had a chair to do myself.

    Visiting from Freedom Fridays

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  21. Nowadays gaming chair has a number of bells and whistles specifically geared so that you can have a great and different experience with your perfect chair for gamers. So I personaaly prefer gamers chair for gaming.

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