Vintage Wicker Chair Part II


Here she is 
sporting her new duds
The vintage floral linen was just about a yard 
so I used some natural solid linen to make up the difference

Flanged welts are great with vintage fabric 
because they really define the edges of your cushions
There has been quite a bit of discussion about whether you should or can wash old grain sacks....
I always wash them 
Cold water...delicate cycle
 with Mrs Meyers liquid soap
I also add a generous amount of fabric softener
A few times the fabric has shredded,
 but if the areas are weak they are going to give away when the cushions or pillows are made,
 so I like to know before hand. 
Only the areas that were visible are done in the floral
 with the remaining sides finished in the solid linen
This is a great little chair
definitely a statement
and comfy too!
More fun posts on the way

thanks for stopping by

  1. Great job! Love it!!! I really love your little bulldog at the end of the post too!

  2. The flanged welts are interesting. Do you feel they acheive something different than a cord welting or is it just something you like personally?

  3. Thank you for the 'washing' part of your blog today. It answered the question for me. Excellent use of a small piece of fabric, and the finished product has such an 'old time' feel to it.
    - Joy

  4. I love the fabric you used. Very Spring like but with more interest. I love a good wicker chair and this one looks beautiful.

    Angie @ Linen + Verbena

  5. Good question Steve....I started using this type of welt after I purchased some great furniture from a company called Quatrine. Gina Quatrine started her company about 20 years ago and her attention to small details really shows in her products. So I guess you could say I copied her. Shame on me! I think the welt is just a bit more interesting and looks more custom.


  6. hi kelley,

    i have never heard of a flanged welt but you know that doesn't surprise me. i don't get out much. but anyway i adore this chair. you def are the queen of cushions and mixing fabrics.

    have a lovely day my dear.


  7. So pretty! I really like the flanged welt! It looks like it'd be so much easier than a corded welt. Love the mix of fabrics! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kelley- I LOVE those pillows AND the chair. Great job! xxoo Diana

  9. Kelley, This is such a wonderful chair! I love that you used both the grainsack and the floral fabric. Beautiful!

  10. She turned out beautiful!!;)Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

  11. Kelly, this is stunning, love the combination of the two materials, and the flanged welts ...!!! I didn't even know that term existed.
    Have a great weekend

  12. This is not only beautiful,
    but interesting and original.
    Love your choices.

  13. Hi Kelley,

    I'm with every one else above and love how the chair turned out! The use of fabrics are just stunning.

    I also knew nothing about flanged welts. I wonder if any of the fabric people round here would know about them?

    I think I would be well and truly a trail blazer if I did that to my cushions and you are right they do look more custom.

    Thanks for sharing Kelley, the queen of fabrics. No one put fabrics together so beautifully like you.

    Hope you are well.

    Take care
    Tasmania, Australia

  14. Gorgeous! And the photos with the sun streaming in-perfect!

  15. Would you please quit showing us furniture that I want to steal?! ;-) I love this!

    Kat :)

  16. you did a fantastic job on that re-covering...looks perfect with that chair

    Anne Marie

  17. Your post really makes me wish I could sew, Kelley! What a wonderful gift you have! Your chair turned out so vintage, so comfy looking, and so very sweet! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. Kelley, the chair is beautiful!!!

  19. I've never liked the look of cording, but I DO ♥ the flanged welts - beautiful!

  20. I have never been jealous of a chair until now.... gorgeous!! Simply gorgeous!

  21. I love how this turned out. The fabric is gorgeous.

  22. This chair is just beautiful...Love the welts and your choice of fabric!!

  23. Simply Beautiful! and comfy looking!
    Question: (It is early and I haven't had my full coffee allowance but I have to ask) we know what the text on the fabric says? just curious.

  24. I guess I have been living under a "pebble" :) because I just found your wonderful blog! Your home is beautiful and I love your new chair! Flanged welt is my FAVORITE!


  25. Thanks for all of the great comments! It is so funny we can get excited about a welt!

    carol: It a name, probably the owner of the sack in German. And the date says 1910...

    xo kelley

  26. This is one spectacular looking chair!!

  27. Your chair turned out fabulous. Love the mix of fabrics and the welting adds such a great detail. I could just plop right down in that fluffy chair and have a good read.

  28. gorg.
    i love flanges myself too
    just gorg.


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