Scraps of linen

I am a fabric hoarder.  I especially like linen.  And in my opinion Polish linen is some of the best out there.

I started with this very ugly chair:

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And loads of scraps.

So I had the idea of sewing a patchwork slipcover but on a larger scale!

So I measured and sewed….

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And made sure the cover fit really well.

And then I added a little box pleat trim to finish it off.

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And then I painted the legs and this happened:

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This is one of the hazards of painting old furniture.  You simply never know what you are going to get.  I painted the wood with Old White and red leached through.  Not sure what it is exactly- probably from the dark brown stain.

So I tried to seal the colour in with lacquer and repainted with Country Grey but it still showed through- not as much but you can still see the red.

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And this is the result!

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In the close up you can still see the red coming through the Country Grey but I am OK with it- there is a red stripe in the linen so it doesn’t actually look like a mistake.

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And I think the pleating adds a cute detail…..now I only have three more to sew!

 

 

 

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