Monday, 23 February 2015

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Victorian Armchair in Bute tweed

An 1860's open-arm chair traditionally reupholstered and covered in Bute tweed.

This contemporary fabric works really well on such a traditional chair. I like to use strong semi-plain fabrics on traditional furniture in colours that echo the flamboyance of the velvets, etc that would have been used on the originals. The strong colours in the Bute tweed range are perfect.

I only wish I had the patience and equipment to photograph furniture and fabric properly because this fabric is actually this colour:

I love the sweep of the back of the chair.

This has been reupholstered using traditional methods as outlined in this one-minute film - it actually took 30+ hours.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Riverside Bench at Abermarlais, Dyfed.

Upholstered bench in the woods by the River Marlais near Llangadog.

The bench was rotten on top and broken to one side so I upholstered a piece of discarded wood in green vinyl (100% waterproof) and fixed with upholstery nails. This was then screwed in to the existing bench top. So now you can have a comfortable sit-down when walking the dog.

I added some ducks (Indian Runners of course)  - appropriate for the river location.

Well, someone's got to do it.