Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Ercol Settee in Melin Tregwynt Welsh wool

A 1960's Ercol 403 Settee with redesigned upholstery covered in Melin Tregwynt MiniMadison 100% wool

The settee had four shabby loose cushions and rotten webbing throughout, nothing was usable so it was a chance to redesign the upholstery. After consulting the Ercol archives the customer and I decided to go for a single bench seat but keep the original ‘floating back’ cushion design.

Originally the back cushions went behind the seat cushions but we switched this to stop then slipping. We also agreed on thicker back cushions for comfort. The back cushions are hand-stitched around the webbing and finished with a neat hand-stitched bottom edge. 

The fabric was chosen for its period geometry and the colour worked very well with the wood.

 Well smart.

This was a commission.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Wingback Armchair in Bute Tweed

A 1950's wingback armchair and footstool reupholstered in Bute tweed.

This customer has just moved into a nursing home and wanted to update her chintzy chair - now certainly the coolest piece of furniture in the place.

When I started this business I had ridiculous preconceptions about what type of fabric people would want, particularly elderly people. In truth it tends to be the younger generation who are the most conservative.

Well cool Mrs. Fox.

This was a commission.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Huge Footstool in Bute Tweed

A HUGE footstool redesigned and reupholstered in Bute tweed.

This was a big floppy thing from John Lewis called a daybed that wasn't big enough to sleep on but too high and floppy just to put your feet on. Now it's a massive footstool. Is that clear? It's a footstool, for your feet. Not for dogs or cups of tea, for feet, OK? Feet only.

Good. I'm glad we've got that sorted out.

This was a commission.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Bus Stop Chair at Banwen Pyrrdin

A reupholstered chair now available for bus travellers on the A4109 Inter-Valley Rd near Glynneath.

I swiped the chair from the local tip and recovered it in some vintage velvet damask (stripped from another chair) and edged in some Bute dogtooth offcuts.

One added toy goat and 'voila'.