Friday, 31 May 2013

Parker Knoll Armchair in Bute Tweed

I'm always trying to persuade customers to go for good quality fabric, particularly wool. Quite often they go for it as with this armchair. It's the best fabric to use - very warm and comfortable, which, unsurprisingly, is a useful characteristic for an armchair.

But they will nearly always go for the muted, neutral colours.
'Doing up the house' programmes have a lot to answer for.

Really nice though, eh?

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Bus Stop Chair - Nantgaredig, Carmarthenshire

During some extensive hedge trimming along the A40, the council recently uncovered this bus stop that had been more or less claimed by Mother Nature. It was as though they had done it just for me so I had to make a chair for it.

As the bus stop isn't watertight I used some old vinyl from another chair and painted the whole thing in waterproof acrylic - a camouflage pattern was the obvious choice.

I added a suitable soldier just to, you know, bring the whole thing together.

Small Armchair in Bute Wool

A 1980's armchair of no real quality that a customer told me she really loved. Now covered in Bute tweed and looking comparatively fantastic.

Fabric of this quality makes everything look good. It's great how it moulds around the arms and edges.

Many customers who come to my workshop are discouraged  by the cost of re-upholstery and often I advise against it if the item is not high quality to begin with. But when something is really loved or has other sentimental value, it's well worthwhile. How else would you get a small armchair covered in such great fabric for under £200?

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