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Sept FFFC Modern Flair by Spoonflower. A company specializing in unique fabrics and more. Just the thing to modernize these old chairs. The fabric designs are one of a kind and the quality is outstanding. So I am excited to be participating in The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest this month.
I love curbside shopping. Over a year ago I hit the mother lode and got 2 rattan chairs, a stool, and 2 director’s chairs. The only thing left are the director’s chairs. When I found out this month’s challenge is Modern Flair I instantly knew it was time for the director’s chairs to get their much-needed makeover.
My starting point was selecting the fabric. Oh they have a top notch variety and it seemed like it would be hard but I managed to make a decision. I was instantly drawn to the flamingo print with the mint background and of course pink flamingos.
It made me think of going to a cove on the bayside of Coquina Beach where the flamingo’s made their home. Nowadays I may see one in the wild but not very frequently. So I decided to have my own little flock of flamingos.
Now I thought to add the mod touch I would do the back of the chair in a coordinating fabric. It also has a mint background with wild flowers zooming all around.
The minute the mailman delivered the material I was out the door to Sherwin Williams. I finally settled on a paint color that matched the mint background of the flamingo material. Since the chairs will be used inside and outside I decided to use an All Purpose enamel in the same mint as the background of the material.
The frame of the chairs had to be scrubbed down which I did while waiting for the delivery. Then they were primed, painted and finished with poly.
I washed and ironed the material and cut it out, using the old nasty covers that came with the chairs as the pattern.
I sewed each cover one at a time so I could make sure I was on the right track. Starting with the back I sewed the 2 pieces of fabric on the long side.
I sort of winged it but decided to sew a piece of the flowered material to the short edge of the flamingo fabric. This section wraps around and forms the sleeve to go over the chair back. I kept referring to the old covers for all of the measurements.
The seat was done almost the same way except I did not add extra material. I used the flamingo print for the seat and the flowered print for the underside. Now when I took the chair apart I was able to save the dowels that slip into the material and then in the groove on the chair seat. Because I used a double thickness of fabric I ended up getting dowels a size smaller.
I can’t get over what a difference a little paint makes and a beautiful fabric to take a project up a level. And now I need to redo my color scheme in my sunroom to coordinate with my Modern Flair by Spoonflower.
Join your Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest™ September hosts, Colleen of 58 Water Street and Carrie of Thirty Eighth Street for more fantastic projects with modern flair using Spoonflower fabrics.
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