So at the weekend I blogged about this Louis style 3 seat sofa.
The colour is very Red but I am not liking its Royal Tandoori feel.
It has been delivered already and it is huge not only has it taken up the whole of the front room but where can I hide this when we have expected house viewings "Sigh" I do go from one extreme to another.
So after endless amounts of research and a good amount of reasonable quotes we are looking at £450 to upholster the 3 seater and single chair. I was speechless, I know it will be a big project and a good upholster will do wonders but seriously £450. I have spent endless amount on hours on YouTube, Google sites and even considered "Fabric Paint" but unfortunately they only stock these in dark colours and I was at one point thinking black and gold but this can look sometimes cheap. I am not afraid at experimenting and this will be a learning curve for me. I have opted for soft Burlap fabric as this is durable and cost affective. And with this fabric I can still go ahead and use Annie Sloan's Chalk paint for the detailed woodwork. If I do not try and attempt to re upholster this myself I will never know what I am capable of doing and hopefully pass some tips onto my readers.
This chair has inspired me and I will attempt this French country look.
On the back of each chair I am intending on using this fabric stencil to achieve a French feel and give the chairs a little edge.
I apologise for the poor quality of these photo's my Iphone has let me down. Once it had arrived I immediately attacked the chairs with the hoover along with a good steam clean. I have never used a steam cleaner before and doubt I ever will after the amount of steam that filled up my windows the neighbours across the road must of thought we had a hot tub delivered.
This is the best picture I could get of this single arm chair wedged into the front porch.
How do you keep a toddler away from furniture which takes up half of the house? the answer is impossible.
And by the way this is Daddy's idea of matching Pj's its fashionable apparently.
I hope to start this new project next weekend I am so excited. What do you all think? believe it or not I am more excited about painting with Annie Sloan again, boy have I missed my paint brush.