Saturday, July 23, 2016

Miniature French Grain Sack Inspired Upholstered Chair...

Last night I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning working on a project that I have been thinking (obsessing) about since I started working on the upholstered chairs.

The idea was to create a French Grain Sack Upholstered Chair. I actually have a few French Grain Sacks, but the fabric is much too thick to work in miniature, so I had to improvise. I chose a coarse linen. I was going for a vintage, stained look, so I pulled out a bunch of tea bags. I let the fabric absorb the tea color, then I sat tea bags here and there to get darker spots. While the fabric was drying I built the frame for the chair. (I'm getting really fast at building the frames…yahoo!)

I was very careful upholstering, as I only had a small amount of that tea stained fabric. Turns out I had just the right amount. Any mistakes…I would have been in trouble and in tears.

Here's how it turned out:

Miniature Dollhouse French Grain Sack Inspired Upholstered Chair
by
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Miniature Dollhouse French Grain Sack Inspired Upholstered Chair
by
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures

Miniature Dollhouse French Grain Sack Inspired Upholstered Chair
by
Anita Smiley for fabulouslyflawedminiatures