1/23/2011

Another Child's Chair

Finished chair cushion
Here I go again with working on yet another child's chair. This one is an antique chair that I purchased for myself at a local garage sale. It is so adorable and in perfect condition that I knew I wouldn't paint it.
Before
Instead I made this oh-so-cute chair cushion for it. I find some really cool things at garage sales!...I found a unfinished needlepoint purse. I finished the black part of it since the rose part was already done. My eye sight is not what it used to be so this was almost painful.
Needlepoint and other fabrics used
I knew that I didn't want to make a purse and thought the curves of the purse design matched the tiny child's chair seat that I already had. So with combining fun fabrics, I sewed up a sweet chair cushion.
Cushion top
Above is the top with added ruffles to extend the upper area and black and white piping that I made and attached. Unfinished edged ruffles are all the rage now and I thought that they would bring some whimsy to the fancy needlepoint.
I added a fabric rose from the fabric used on the under side of the cushion.
Tied with a bow on the back, allowed it to be attached to the chair and I think it turned out sooo adorable! And I get to keep this one! Terry

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16 comments:

  1. So cute! I love children's furniture too - you did a great job - Jennifer

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  2. Terry, that is the cutest cushion and you found that unfinished purse at a garage sale, wow. You have such an eye for seeing a new potential for a piece.

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  3. Very pretty, Terry. A lucky little girl will appreciate your gorgeous chair!

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  4. I am loving that cushion! The colors are so much fun!
    Lacy

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  5. What a great idea. I have more than several children's chairs too. Love them! Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  6. That little chair is adorable! I always love needlepoint, and the black background is gorgeous. Linda

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  7. The cushion is so sweet...Love the ruffles and flower and the needlepoint is fascinating! Lots of work there!! Well done!

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  8. I love your choices of fabrics and the contrast in them Love it!

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  9. What a sweet little chair! I love the ruffles, they add the perfect touch.

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  10. That should win the prize for most creative use of something you find at a garage sale. Love the added leopard print. I have a thing for small antique child's chairs, too. I think I have three. My grandsons love them too so at least I can say they come in handy. :)
    Blessings, Barb

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  11. I love the chair cushion...you are so creative!

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  12. What a brilliant idea for re-purposing the purse! You did a great job embellishing the needlepoint piece to create the cushion for your little chair. Fantastic job!

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  13. What an awesome idea to turn the purse into a chair cushion! I never would have thought of that! Looks like it was just made for your chair:) Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  14. This is just beautiful, Terry! Glad to hear you get to keep this one; I know I'd have a problem letting it go if it was me! : )

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  15. What a darling idea to make that into a cushion! I love it- soo sweet! Thanks for sharing at my party this week! :)

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