Remember the chair that I asked the hubs to pick up that I bought off craigslist. Well here she is isn't she pretty. Well kind of.... I love her bones she is very sturdy and her finish was awesome. That means no painting just sprucing up a little. Her seat was horrible though it really didn't fit and if you sat on her no cushion. I could tell she was really old because her seat was full of horse hair and this weird straw stuff so I just pushed it up there added more foam and stuffing.
Found some neutral fabric in my stash (I think it is a dinner napkin) and poof.... picture perfect!!!!
Not that I don't like her the way she is but I've been wanting to try a slipcover so after making several calls to my mom and wrestling with my machine I started one. I wanted to try knife pleats so I thought why not.
Mom told me to measure and pin sooo I grabbed a piece of cardboard and pins and went to town (I need to go buy a seamstress tape but cardboard worked just fine). I also ironed as I went I just think its easier it keeps everything in place. I think this chair took me a total of two hours with fixing her seat to making her dress. I defiantly think it was worth it she's GORGEOUS!!!