You know how you have those moments in life where a grandiose idea forms in your mind or you have a 'right brain' thought (the creative side) about a project and your heart beats a little faster with excitement at seeing the finished product?
Well I had one of those moments a while back about this MCM chair. (Mid-Century Modern for those of you wondering what the MCM stood for ;-)
Except the initial excitement only lasted about 10 minutes into making the upholstery for this chair...that was when I realized how long it was going to take me to actually finish one!
I have four. Sigh.
But, then I look at the finished product and I think to myself, 'Maybe it was all worth it, Courts?'
What do you guys think?
Pretty awesome, right?!
And the credit for this upholstery idea does not belong to me, I saw this on design sponge ages ago and filed it away for future reference. A very creative and talented girl named Jody came up with this after being inspired by an Anthropology chair she'd seen.
You can visit her tutorial here. and check out her awesome chair.
Along with the denim I added some of my tan vintage leather that I'd been saving for something special.
Not only did the upholstery take an age, refinishing those teak frames added to the large time frame too.
They have seen a fair bit of heat in their day and were covered in blisters/bubbles.
I initially thought they must've been saved from a house fire, but have since learnt that even the sun can do this to chairs over time. I've never come across it before and to solve the blister problem involved good old sanding...lots of sanding :-)
This front one above hasn't been sanded yet and the back one has. I then gave them two coats of matt polyurethane, followed by two of danish oil.
Much better now!
Tomorrow is my last day of whole 30, so I'll be back after that to let you know how I've gone with it.
Have an awesome week!