Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vintage Fabric Remnant

Last week I told you here about this wonderful chair that I scored at an auction.

She's a little sad, been beat up, neglected,
but she's still got hope that it's gonna get better.

And it shall.
Very soon.

I've been considering just what material to use to reupholster the seat.
I've seen some wonderful bright and fun patterns on chairs lately.
I've seen neutrals in the form of burlap and drop cloth.
I've seen some gorgeous vintage grain sacks.

Last night I had ten minutes to kill,
so I dropped in the flea market.

A long roll of vintage upholstery fabric was leaning against the wall.

They were only asking $5.

How could I not buy it?

One of the ends has some water staining.

I'll probably take the stained pieces and soak them in some strong coffee.

 The usable fabric measure about 3'x6',
which means I'll get tons of use out of it.

This will be incredible to cover my chair seat.

The label shows that it was mailed in January of 1970.

I love this fabric and am thinking of using it on the set of dining chairs that need recovered, or maybe on the cane chairs, or perhaps on a bench. 

Lots of projects to do and never enough time!

The Old Block House



  1. Love the chair when you posted it I think it was last week. The fabric is cool too and the perfect texture for that style of chair


  2. Great score on the fabric...love that chair---it is going to look great together!

  3. I just LOVE vintage fabric and this is a real find! Just lovely, lovely -- thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. That is a great neutral fabric that could be used so many ways! Fantastic find! I am still loving that old chair. Be sure and come back and show us that when you remake it. I have a ton of projects too and I feel like I am going in slow motion with kids jumping in the way!LOL Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  5. Love the lines of this chair, great price on the fabric and the design. Can't wait to see what you do with these wonderful elements. thanks so much for linking up with VIF. xo Debra

  6. Following you by GFC from the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop.



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