It started with this chair I bought several years ago for $10.
I removed the ruffely skirt, and it immediately transformed the look of the chair...
I whip stitched some cute coordinating striped fabric (very nice Robert Allen home dec cotton for only $4/yard) to one side of the cushions and then sewed it on with the machine.
I found this gorgeous pre-washed velvet fabric on line (regularly $36/yard - I got it for only $9/yard!) and ordered a swatch to see how it matched with my chair.
The match could not be more perfect. Here is the swatch pinned to the back of the cushion. I ordered a few yards and am going to put it on the back of each cushion the way I put the strip on the front. Now I will have 2 different looks (summer -stripe, winter - velvet) with the same chair.
The velvet fabric also goes great with the love seat I am also working on, and ties the whole room together.
Here is a sneak peak...
Original $29 love seat.
Removed the skirt.
Will cover the gold back cushions withe the same velvet I showed you earlier.
Well, what do you think?
I have new cushion material ordered for both pieces and the velvet. Hope to finish these after spring break. Will post pictures of both when finished.