Tuesday, 13 October 2009

A Little Project




I thought it would be fun to show you a little project I am working on for a client. Not only do we love to work on large jobs, we love to help clients with small things too. This little antique stool was dropped into me a few weeks ago by one of my clients who had picked it up in Melbourne. Although there might be some protests from a few of you with regards to us replacing the original tapestry on the stool, the client wanted it recovered in a more vibrant fabric. We chose a beautiful pink and yellow painted silk and we are trimming it with hot pink gimp. I am looking forward to seeing it when it comes back from the upholsterer in it's new cover.

33 comments:

christa elyce said...

aw vintage tapestry is wonderful. but i really like the pink accents. i'm excited to see how it turns out!

Beach Vintage said...

I couldn't imagine anyone not wanting this beautiful new fabric. It's so pretty Anna.

La Maison Fou said...

nice transformation!
A much more modern approach!
Lesle

katiedid said...

I promise I won't mind! It'll be beautiful,and the cover can always be saved. I have been quite busy of late, and just had a chance to go back through your blog for all I've missed. I LOVE your window display!! And I noticed the garden table also...my mom has always had something similiar at her various homes. Wonderful!

Samara said...

I am sure you can find an alternative use for the tapestry!

susan said so said...

Ahhh, the original cover is nice, but the new fabric will be FABULOUS! So happy and cheerful! Good choice in my opinion!

xox,

Susan

Romana said...

Lovely fabric choice. There may be some protests about replacing the tapestry,but I wouls rather the stool be recovered and actually used, than be hidden away in some garage or attic.

MissBliss said...

Gorgeous fabric choice! I love projects like this; the little things around us all matter too!

Just found a vanity and I'm trying to decide whether to have a "project" or leave it as it is...oh the possibilities!

SimplyGrove said...

Looks amazing!!! xx

Inspired said...

What a beautiful find, can't wait to see the finished result! Jas xx

 Viv said...

It's going to look lovely! Will your client keep the tapestry?

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh I LOVE this!!!

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh I LOVE this!!!

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

What fabulous fabric!!

Gelati Art said...

Divine, divine, divine Anna. You've given this piece a whole new lease on life. Did you also paint the legs black? I LOVE the fabric you have chosen. It is so glamorous. What a makeover - from granny to glamour!

Colette's Cottage said...

Love the new fabric- the tapestry has to go!

The Girl Who Loves Velvet said...

I love your blog! Such beautiful pictures!
If you have time would you look at mine?
http://shelovesvelvet.blogspot.com
thanks and keep it up!
x

Annie@A View On Design said...

OMG - that pink is fabulous - I'm currently going with a hot pink accent colour in my living/dining open plan, and I've been searching for great fabric (preferably cushions)... I really can't find many in Melbourne - any ideas??? I went to Bed Bath Table The Works (Hawthorn) - legendary Interior decor huge shop in melb today, but they only had two suitable... very disappointing. Not sure what to do now

Greet said...

It will look fabulous! I am sure!

Greet

honey living said...

i think that's beautiful!

Freck said...

No protest here. I love the new fabric. Please post the finished product, can't wait to see!

custardbydesign said...

i love the fact that your client isnt treasuring something old and dated and they arent afraid to funk it up and get with the times...

great choice of fabric...

Heather said...

The tapestry fabric could be re-appropriated and I love the new covering. Beautiful.

Julia Walsh said...

I adore that fabric! Can you tell me the name?

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

So happy looking! Class. Pretty. Are you going to paint the legs?

Urban Flea said...

Beautiful! I love that vibrant pink. Did you teach yourself how to upholster? I really want to learn!

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

www.betterhomenogarden.com said...

I used to run from florals because I grew up in a house full of rose prints. But, sometimes we grow up to be just like our parents. I'm now thinking of painting my farmhouse dining table and chairs a glossy black and then softening the scheme by recovering the chairs in this floral print. What do you think?

http://www.calicocorners.com/product/designer+fabrics+for+the+home/shop+fabrics+by+color/pink/keira+white.do#

mom23blessings said...

I love love love that pink floral! Looking for something like that for my daughters bedroom. Can you tell me what line that is? or where I could find something similar? Thanks!

Angelina B said...

LOVE, love the fabric! This is exactly what I've been looking for. Would you mind sharing the name of the fabric?

Kori said...

I absolutely love this! Thanks for all the ideas! Kori

Michaela said...

Love your blog, I also checked out the Black and Spiro site and loved that too. Any chance of a move to Scotland perhaps?! One question, do you know when the tapestry was made? It would help with a project im doing at the moment. The new fabric you have chosen is to die for though.

Gaboushka said...

That Designers Guild silk is lovely, a bit 50's Cecil Beatoney... nice!

Bloggers Abode said...

THAT is going to look AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see it in a room.