Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Horsing Around

I discovered Skinny Laminx's fabulous fabrics on Design Sponge a while back now. I am particularly in love with her "Colts" print:
I love it most of all in the Goldenrod colourway:

I have two very battered old Parker Knoll wing backs that I bought off eBay for a tenner. How gorgeous would they look reupholstered in this fabric? The only slight drawback is that I have never upholstered anything more complicated than a seat pad before.

I have found this step by step guide which makes it look relatively within the realms of achievability and I also have a beginners upholstery book which makes it look a bit more complicated! I would love to know if anyone has given an upholstery project like this a go and how they found it. I am inclined to attempt it but it would be a shame to ruin such beautiful fabric if it turns out to be a whole lot harder than I think it's going to be.


  1. It seems everyone is doing all these great upholstery projects lately but I'm scared to death of any such endeavor! The fabric is great. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

  2. Really cute, can't wait to see the outcome!

  3. Oh that fabric is pretty! We haven't started our parker knoll chair yet – the other half is working on the roller chair I posted on (ages ago) but we need to go to the foam centre first!

    Thanks for the link though – so bookmarking this for when we do start it!!

  4. I've totally just realised this is the same person who did the Ikea tea towel! I don't think it looks like she needs Ikea after all ;)