Let me say right off the bat that these pillows are not ours (nor is the rug, for that matter). They’re from the shoot here the other day. But the chairs will never look better than they did with these pillows, so that’s how I’m showing them to you!
So what did I do? I painted them black, I covered them in canvas with burlap piping, and I puzzled the hell out of my teacher at every turn. (He already loves to tell the story about the crazy lady who made piping out of burlap.) It was terrific fun. Yesterday was the last day of class, and I’m sorry not to be signed up for the next session; it really was a wonderful thing to do, and I’m proud of these chairs. It’s true what they say about haste making waste — I see every flaw when I look at them — but for my first real upholstery job, they’re really not bad. A detail shot follows, for anyone interested. And when I can, I’ll be putting together a post about Laura’s stool, which was quite an odyssey but turned out amazing. I learned a lot by osmosis.