Tag Archives: Chairs

bEfore & AftEr

13 Aug

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! It feels like FOREVER since we’ve done a blog post!! Courtney has been busy making movie magic and I’m knee-deep in the world of Freaker.

Somehow I accidentally reupholstered our dining room chairs this weekend.

(First of all, if you live in Wilmington, that discount fabric store on Kerr Avenue is going out of business. Really cheap upholster fabric. Go there before it’s gone.) I found a cool woven rail road stripe material that would be perfect to chevron. Here is a good little refresher on how to sew a chevron pattern.

Our old fabric had that oh-so-gross-1990’s-mom look about it and it was way too matchy with the rug. I just unscrewed the seat from the chair, took out the staples and used the old fabric as a pattern.

You should add a few inches to pull when stapling it on the seat. Then cut off the excess, like Dallas is doing above.

TA-DA!!! Fancy new chairs! Isn’t that much better?

In the mean time I’ve been working on a new small envelope clutch. I used some of the scraps from the chairs on the second prototype. I still haven’t figured it out. . .  yet.

Design is a Plan

19 Mar

After watching EAMES: The Architect and The Painter I’m head over heels in LOVE with the Eames and their spaces.

Charles and Ray Eames are the dynamic duo behind the ever so famous herman miller chairs.

“Take your pleasure seriously.”  – Charles Eames

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

pinafores. button up oxfords. petter pan collars. bows. pearl post earrings.

She was a notorious pack rat, who’s skirt pocket linings made all the way to her hem so she could hide notes and napkins.

Ray’s office packed with goodies.

Look at that flat file cabinet!

Ray Eames print.

The Eames House, Case Study House #8.

“What works is better than what looks good. The looks good can change, but what works, works.”