Every summer, I create another pair of Valences for our French Doors
that goes to the garden...So this is the fabric that I chose on your right...
We have Buffalo Plaid in grey and white in our kitchen and window bench
so these will compliment them to a T. It is buttercream with splashes of soft to light greys..
I have lot's of lace too, so we have to have some on the bottom and these
too will be lined...So this is my first stripping project...... ( stripping window coverings)
read on, about my second wink..
Ok got one almost completed....with out lace and with...
I like with...so that I do all by hand, as it looks nicer without
a top stitch.... and these are lined..
Meanwhile this vintage chair required some very careful stripping..
OH MY did you hear me SCREAM? ---when I removed
the fabric with my trusty tack remover and revealed the seat..
some wee bugs came out....the back and seat were covered
with horse hair and HAY or STRAW...( not sure which one it was)
and there was a couple decomposed critters..
Have no idea what since I was very quick in discarding the layers
that were under this very vintage chair...
Polyurethane coated palm
Seamless polyester knit shell
2“old south” patterns: cherries and florals
Made for a woman’s hand
With working with so much fabric, I try to keep gloves
on when I am working with tools..
So these are part of my necessary TOOLS!
So I stripped the chair discarded all the inners
and kept the fabric as it will be great templates for
my Buffalo Plaid in Yellow...
This is what I am going to cover this chair with...
This vintage chair has a good skeleton, I removed the cardboard back
and will add some jute webbing for support. I even have a vintage webbing tool..
I sanded it all down with my electric sander
and coated it with a primer...
This afternoon after completing some new valences, I will head
out with some of my fabric to match the paint perfectly with the soft cream
of the buffalo plaid...
Tomorrow we will be heading out on a mini cooper tour
with over 70 other owners..
So David and I and MINMUF, the name of my my mini
will be touring for a few hours..
You gotta love owners of MINI COOPERS!
So on Sunday I will resume in painting my vintage side chair
and it will be ready for upholstering next week..
I don't rush the process, I so enjoy every moment
of bringing something from the 40's back to life....
sans critters. lol