Hot Chocolate? I knocked over a full cup of hot chocolate a couple of weeks ago. A cocoa volcano erupted all over this chair. I don't think I ever got around to blogging about her latest re-do. I've painted and recovered the old girl no less than 72 times. Well, maybe a few less than 72 but definitely no less than 6. The latest look, the one before her current look was made from a walmart clearance shower curtain. I used the same fabric, to make drapes for the dining room, but that's getting off topic. Oh well, since I mentioned it, here they are.
This photo doesn't show it, but the shower curtain wasn't long enough, so I stitched a solid gray band to the bottom. Not sure I love them. The vertical stripes get lost. I'm thinking I'll get some white fabric and paint horizontal stripes. I saw it done but didn't bookmark the site. Pre pinterest days. If you are reading this and you painted horizontal stripes on fabric to make curtains, please stand up.
OK, back to the chair. It was a hot mess. Literally. I would have been really upset if I had paid someone to cover it, but since I did the work and used clearance fabric, it was no biggie. I made one, I could make another.
I dug around in my fabric stash and decided to go with a solid dark gray with cream piping.
I made double welt cording for the first time thanks to this helpful tutorial. I used it around the back cushion and around the back of the chair. It's a little wonky here and there, but not so much I want to rip it off and start over.
I think she's pretty sassy with her ruffly new dress. Don't you?
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