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The Ugly Ducklings


These ugly black/brown water stained chairs took many weeks of hard work and TLC.



 After peeling off old filling, upholstery and hay.


It was time to peel off the ugly layers of brown and black paint, which took ages.


I then spent several days painting them and varnishing to protect the paintwork.


The original upholstery was done in 3 parts, and we have done a chair like that in the past but this time we made the filling one piece as we had scored the perfect embroideries to cover the entire back with one piece.


Still rough at the edges but getting there!


All fabric needs to be cut close by the staples with much care.


 And then the staples are covered with a pretty band.


After all the hard work we loooooooove the results these chairs really turned in to pretty peacocks :)


They make me smile every time I look at them :)



As the embroideries are vintage and handmade they have variations.


You can buy one, but I hope someone will keep them together.



They are available at StarHomeStudio, among our other unique furniture pieces.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Hidden Beauty


It has been a while since we made our last big furniture piece.


This one was actually even worse with a horrible purple upholstery but I forgot to take a picture of it, I guess I wanted to get rid of that monstrous fabric asap.


After sanding, filling and painting its feet and making a new filling with fresh foam it already started to look better.


As we used a gorgeous vintage fabric we needed to be very careful before starting cutting the fabric, no room for error when your material is precious vintage handwoven fabric with hand embroidered flowers!



I got all giddy while making this, you can not not smile when you look at this chair :)


After all staple work was done it was time for the small finishing touches like blind stitching by hand for a smooth finishing. I prefer to do those outside for better light but miraculously we have been having rain these past few days (yaaay) so I did them in a funny way. Advantage when you work from home no need to get out of your comfy PJ's :)



Just some pretty trim for the front feet to cover the staples.




And she is ready!


My entire body aches, upholstery is hard work!



I love all the embroidered details!


This beautiful chair is available at StarHomeStudio among other unique furniture pieces.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Newly Listed: Mid-century Stool


Mid-century Stool, Geometric Chair Embroidered Stool Pouf Art Deco Style Metal Furniture by StarHomeStudio
Abstract Plaster Painting, Original Acrylic Art on Board by PaintingsByLinette
Big grey world punctured by a small orange leaf by GordanaPhoto
Art Print, abstract painting, modern art, contemporary fine art, fire island  by LinneaHeideGallery

Thursday, 15 March 2018

All we Need is Love


All we need is love, even a heart shaped pouf :)
This one was never really anything special but a kid clearly didn't improve it by the time we scored it.


All the faux leather, out of shape foam and filling had to be removed.


Then it was time to choose the fabric, always fun to do.


An her she is with a pretty new dress and a whole new attitude :)


The top is a beautiful vintage embroidery, the sides a terracotta colored velvet.


Available at StarHomeStudio among other one of a kind furniture pieces.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

From Nay to Yay


These super fun retro chairs had a lot of potential but were extremely sad looking and were in desperate need of TLC. I thought that they would take 2-3 days but they took much longer than anticipated.


The original upholstery had zippers to close around the difficult shape of the chair, I understand that it is quicker but it is really ugly.
The reason that the transformation took longer started with the screws, they wouldn't budge, they were not going to turn so had to be cut off and soldered new ones in its place (which I couldn't do myself).


Than getting off the partially peeled yucky brown paint off turned also to be much more work than anticipated, each chair took me 1 day to get paint free with help of a heat machine to soften the paint before brushing it off with a metal brush.


Once clean of paint I applied two layers of anti rust paint, sanded it and then added two layers of black mat paint. The feet also got new caps as the old ones were pretty worn down.



While the paint was drying we found the perfect embroidery among our stash. We initially thought of patchworking various embroideries but this large piece was a better choice at the end.



After sewing the pieces together by machine I dressed the chairs, already looking fabulous!


But now came the part that I had to sew by hand (instead of the zippers), and while doing that the fabric needed to be pulled tightly so that it would all fit like a glove and not a potato sack :) But I managed eventually.


So happy with the result! The chairs are retro but also boho and feminine, colorful and cheerful!
So much more fun and unique than the original red fake leather.


It is a limited edition of two, can be bought separately but I do hope that they'll stay together as they look so fabulous as a set :)


They are available among many more one of a kind furniture pieces at StarHomeStudio.