Thursday, 16 February 2012

Back to the Future


This is a bit of a side step from my regular posts but I thought I would show you a little project I have been working on.

In the spirit of one of my favorite blogs- Design Sponge:  I embarked on a little 'before and after' of my own.
We bought this old 1960's Ercol armchair for a bargain price on Ebay, complete with grey/brown chipped varnish and retirement home upholstery. My husband and I stripped off all the varnish to reveal the original beech underneath and my rather handy sister-in-law re-upholstered it in a fabric we bought from John Lewis. The retro cushion is from a second hand shop in Brighton and I think suits the period of the chair.

I think it's had a new lease of life in a 1960's style (if that makes sense!), I hope you agree:
Right, just got to finish the rest of the flat now!

Please click on the images if you would like to view them LARGER!

Laura x
PS The bird picture on the wall in the 'after' pic is by a print maker called Wayne Pate: who is one of my heroes.