I actually prefer to buy older furniture; I think it's just made better. We have new pieces and I really like them but you just can't beat dovetailed drawers, solid wood tops, unique hardware, upholstered pieces with hickory frames and cotton batting, the smell of old wood and the thrill of the hunt! LOVE it!Back to my chair, here she is:
I made a point to overstuff the seat cushion. It's a very comfortable chair. I had been asked in an email if I ever double piped - I have now! It was really out of necessity, you could still see some of the old tapestry peeping out at the bottom and I needed to add a bit more length. It worked and I like the look, so yay!
I did have to do a very minor repair job on the seat springs.
I needed to add strapping down the middle. There was a spring that had sprung!
Just followed the other two and stapled down. Easy enough.
Kinda messy job covering it all but it's on the bottom.
And a parting shot...
I made the curtains and hung them last week. The table to the right was given to me by my mom and she's threatened my life if I paint it (I wouldn't even without the death threat). It's a gorgeous piece. That pillow won't stay but for now, I'm pretty pleased with it all.
I'm going to spend this evening tinkering with my blog and linking the 'furniture for sale' blog to it. I need to figure out a better way to list the linky parties. I've seen where some people list all the buttons at the bottom of the post and I like that. Until then, just follow this link for the party buttons & Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage.
Halfway to the weekend - have a good one!