Love My Chair

November 8th, 2008 in member junk     
AtticusFinch AtticusFinch, member
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A wonderful chair I bought in Round Top.
great wood detail, springs need to be restrung.
A wonderful chair I bought in Round Top.

A wonderful chair I bought in Round Top.


I bought this chair in Round Top, Texas.  It needs a little bit of work.  I really like Sue's leather and fabric chair in the Creative Home issue.  Does anyone know where I can get embossed leather that is so popular in the high-end furniture stores now?  I'd like to have it re-upholstered in embossed leather, red velvet and another coordinating fabric.  Maybe even a cowhide around the backside.


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Comments (9)

fabricsgal writes: I just started an internet business selling discounted upholstery fabric online. My site is www.jwupholstery.net. Let me know if you find something through one of my distributors. The chair will be really great when it is finished. Posted: 7:43 pm on December 17th
shabbychick writes: What a fun chair - shape and the wood detail is awesome. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

(Italianpeasant - barkcloth would be very cool too!)

Kathy Posted: 4:31 pm on November 10th
KimberlyMelamed writes: How fun! What a fun shape your chair has. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Be sure to post the results.

Enjoy the project,
Kimberly Posted: 11:51 pm on November 9th
csudderth writes: Ohhh, can't wait to see this after you get it recovered. Bet it looks great.
Christy Posted: 11:10 pm on November 8th
MimiToria writes: What a fun chair you bought. My grandma and grandpa used to have a chocolate brown horse hair sofa and chair set at their summer farm house and this is what the style of the chair was. The barrel shape looks like it would make a nice warm cocoon for us Minnesota Winter gals to curl up in with a glass of wine and a good book.
Your ideas of reupholstering sound great. The outlet Sue mentioned in Minnesota is 3 miles from my house, and is a great place to buy at. Their fabrics are always 50% off the marked price, so you might want to check on an outlet like Sue suggested in your home state.
Have fun with buying the materials and be sure to post a finished product when you get it back.
Gretchen Posted: 10:31 pm on November 8th
AtticusFinch writes: KMayflowers, thanks I know exactly where you are talking about. Where is your shop? I'm not quite that ambitious. I have a good upholster I've used before I'll probably call him.

Thank you all for your help. Give me a few months and hopefully I'll have a success story to post on this one.

P.S. Chair is comfy, great little side table near by to set a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

Posted: 7:11 pm on November 8th
italianpeasant writes: the chair would look great covered in barkcloth :) Posted: 5:25 pm on November 8th
suewhitney writes: I love your chair too! Looks really comfy. Have you ever tried to locate a fabric outlet store?we have an amazing one in Minneapolis called S.R. Harris. It's a warehouse stacked from floor to ceiling with every king of fabric you could ever want, including upholstery at discount prices. I love the idea of cowhide and you might want to incorporate some vintage textiles as well. Good luck, can't wait to see the finished product.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 4:20 pm on November 8th
kmayflowers writes: This looks like one of my Grandmothers chairs I didn't bring back to Texas. You might find the fabric you want at one of the many fabric stores near our shop on Midway Rd. There are 4 very large stores between Beltline & Trinity Mills in Carrollton. Are you going to cover it yourself? I would like to learn how to do this with the 3 chairs I've collected lately. Posted: 12:49 pm on November 8th
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