An Exciting Project!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

I seem to be collecting projects at the moment... I don't know if I've been spurred on by the success of my recent Ikea stool makeover, or if it's that there seems to be absolutely nothing of interest on the TV this summer (is anyone watching that new Kirsty Allsopp programme Fill Your House For Free? I'm normally a fan of most shows like this, anything property related generally, but this programme actually makes me cringe... I seem to find myself tuning in to see if Kirsty can get any more patronising than she was the week before!). Either way, I'm finding myself up for new challenges and last night, thanks to Ebay, I have purchased myself a very exciting new project indeed. I've been looking for a wooden armchair in need of some TLC for a while, and often keep a check on Ebay to see what's around.  Most listings are usually overpriced or from too far away to make it worthwhile so it's taken a while to find what I'm looking for.  But yesterday I spotted this beauty starting at 99p and available from a village that's a 10 minute drive from here! Perfect... It might not look like much from the photos, but I can already visualise it reupholstered and looking great in our bedroom, with a cushion or two thrown in for good measure of course!

My first thought is Skinny LaMinx for fabric as I love her patterns so much... I had been considering her Orla design for curtains for our lounge, but seeing as it's been 5 months and we're still no closer to getting on with that, I might be tempted to go with this on the chair instead.  Or her Bowls design is fab too, it has a lovely Scandinavian look to it and would look great against the wooden arms once they've been given some attention. I'd definitely choose it in Graphite grey. 

Here are some images that have been inspiring me so far... 

Orla fabric in Graphite

Orla fabric in Solid, Lemon

More Skinny LaMinx fabrics...

Bowls fabric in Graphite, Persimmon, and Lemon Slice

Images via Skinny LaMinx


  1. I can't watch anything with Kirstie in anymore for those reasons you've already listed!
    But that chair is going to look fab - I personally like the bowls fabric best in graphite, it's really striking. And then maybe add some yellow or orange with a plain cushion? Ooh the possibilities..... x

    1. Yeah I like the Bowls fabric too.. Lots of cushion options but I have my grey Donna Wilson Badger cushion from my birthday last year that would love a nice home on a chair of it's own! Just got to get the chair seat sorted first, some rather old springs that have seen better days!


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