Happy Friday, everybody!
It’s all fixed!
I decided to make do with what I had. I would still really like to recover it in leather someday, but I decided that for now, I needed a cheap fix to get that awful plaid out of the house. So I used materials that I already had on hand, and this is what I came up with!
The main fabric was some outdoor fabric I had left over from another project. But I didn’t have quite enough, so the back and bottom of the two cushions are a different, coordinating pattern. Since I love the look of contrasting piping, the piping is also in the other pattern. I had velcro, but not a zipper, so the back is velcroed. I also had the cardboard piping on hand from an upholstery project. Ironically, the supply that I was completely out of was white thread–so the whole chair is sewn in green. Whatever works. I have had a learning curve on sewing boxed cushions well, but this one turned out so well that I’m considering redoing my widow cushion seats, which I covered back in the still-trying-to-figure-our-how-to-upholster-box-cushions phase. When I mention this to my husband, though, he groans audibly.
My kids still love the chair, and with our Christmas tree gone, it has a designated spot in the living room. I think what I love most about it is that my special needs baby can climb up into it without any help. There are very few things she can do all by herself, and the look on her face when she settles herself into it is totally priceless.
It’s January–the season for cleaning, organizing, and planning new projects. What are you up to this spring?