Sunday, 23 September 2012

chair addiction

My name is Bee and I have a chair addiction.

I attended an upholstery class last year in my spare time, (spare time, what a laugh) and so can often be found staring longingly at chairs of all shapes and sizes.  More than a little weird, I know.

I have a penchant for armchairs and love so many different styles.  Although I have a particular love for chairs from the 1950's and 1960's and don't get me started on all the beautiful fabrics.

I particularly love the work of flourish and blume.  Well worth a look if you too like chairs and enjoy rescuing sad, unloved furniture.  Here is a little peep at a few of their transformations.

source: flourish and blume


source: flourish and blume

source: flourish and blume

Amazing, don't you think?

I am returning to the class this week and am pleased to meet up with friends who share my addiction and where I don't have to hide my effusive admiration for all manner of seating and I am bursting to get stuck into a new project.

I will keep you updated with my antics.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and that you are looking forward to autumn and all the season brings now that the equinox has passed.

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34 comments

  1. I'm Pippa...I too have a chair addiction...my dream is to upholster an elm ercol arm chair :)

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    1. Oh Pippa ... what a lovely dream ... so glad you share my passion ... have a lovely week ... Bee xx

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  2. Hello Bee
    I can't say I have a chair addiction but I could easily acquire one if I could get my hands on a chair like the one in your first picture. The fabric used is what does it for me. Its impressive!


    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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    1. I know that chair is a beauty ... flourish and blume's work is amazing ... they have used a beautiful Florence Broadhurst fabric on this one ... to die for :) ... Bee xx

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  3. Thanks for posting Bee! Glad we've found another chair lover :)

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    1. Thanks for popping over to take a look ... lovely yo see you here ... Bee xx

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  4. Oh. Beautiful chairs. I own one beautiful chair, which was made by my grandad who was a carpenter. I LOVE that chair, obviously, for sentimental reasons.

    Look forward to seeing what you create.

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  5. Gosh this look fab! I like the contrasting fabrics! Clever you! Ada :)

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  6. My name is Rebecca and I also have a chair addiction! At one point I even wanted to be a chair designer, before I discovered pattern! I don't think its anything to be ashamed of, embrace the addiction!x

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    1. Thanks Rebecca ... but I love pattern too ... where will it all end :) ... Bee xx

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  7. I will own one of these chairs one day. it is my life's ambition as I to have a chair obsession. not an easy obsession as there are only so many places to put a chair. Thanks for sharing.
    http://loopylu-loopylu.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. No problem ... thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello ... Bee x

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  8. I too have a chair addiction..though for me it's with distressed old wooden chairs..I love an old colourful distressed chair me :P The problem is, not enough room in my small old house to have too many of them..
    I do like the chair in the third photo, that is my favorite..with the mix of grey with orange (gives it a bit of zing!).
    Have a lovely day today x
    Magie

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    1. Hi Magie ... it's lovely to find another chair lover ... my love of chairs doesn't stop at the midcentury styles ... I love them all :) ... but same problem here ... where to put them all ... hope you have a lovely evening ... Bee xx

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  9. Another chair addict here ... we have a boring old red leather suite, but oh how I long for a few chairs of the kind you've featured. Maybe when the 6ft plus Farmer Boy finally leaves home ... he is very hard on furniture!!

    Enjoy your course :D

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    1. Thanks Annie ... I am constantly dreaming of the beautiful chairs I can have in the future ... budget and room allowing ... I may have a long wait if it doesn't happen until the littles all fly the nest :) ... I hope you find a beautiful chair to love ... Bee xx

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  10. My name is Gilly and I am not yet ready to admit to an addiction, but I am at least more than half-way down the slippery slope ;-)
    We have two armchairs in the snug that I soooo want to re-upholster and I have "do an upholstery course" on my List!
    Look forward to seeing the results of your endeavours Bee,
    have fun
    xx

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    1. Thanks Gilly ... my course is great fun ... you should find one and join ... I think you will love it ... Bee xx

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  11. My friend bought a really cheap chair from a charity shop and now she has covered it in the most gorgeous fabric it looks like it cost a fortune! Have a great time back on your course xx

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    1. Thanks Nick ... it is amazing how reupholstery can turn forlorn little chairs into treasures ... Bee xx

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  12. Those chairs are so gorgeous, just my sort of thing. I have always fancied doing a furniture upholstery course and dream about creating breathing new life into unloved pieces of furniture...one day. Enjoy your course! x

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    1. You should so do it, Gillian ... I think you would really enjoy upholstery ... another craft to turn you talents too ... Bee xx

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  13. Oh my goodness I just love these. Amazing. Exactly my tastes too. xx

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    1. They are gorgeous ... aren't they :) ... Bee xx

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  14. I have always wanted to an upholstery course, the chairs are wonderful. I just love the top one. Sarah x

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    1. I know, Sarah ... so hard for me to pick a favourite but the fabric on the first one is amazing ... it's by Florence Broadhurst ... so beautiful ... Bee xx

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  15. Hi Bee, have got your email and replied. I'm away from home at the moment and only have my iPad for company!
    Surrounded by trees and coverage is abismal with no email working . Will try and resend message when service comes back up. Hugs ValeryAnne. (aka Mrs A. ) hope this goes through as using local wi-fi to transmit. .

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  16. my name is Karissa and I have a chair addiction as well :) Nice to meet you. Love your site. thanks for sharing

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    1. No problem Karissa ... thanks for popping over and saying hello ... it's lovely to have you here ... Bee xx

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  17. I really like the top chair! Thank you so much for becoming a follower - have given you a mention today.

    Pomona x

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  18. Aren't you clever?! I think it would wonderful to know how to do upholstery. It seems quite complicated. But as a person who has at least two chairs which needs to be redone, I really wish I could do it myself rather than pay someone to do it. Alas, I know my limitations!

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    1. Hi ... thanks for popping over ... you should give it a go ... you might just love it :) ... Bee x

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  19. It's always good to have an upholsterer in the family.

    Such a beautiful selection,

    Nina x

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    1. Thanks Nina ... they are beautiful ... Bee xx

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Thank you so so much for taking the time to visit .... it's always really lovely to hear from you.

I love to read your messages .... please stop by again if you've asked me a question or want to chat.

Bee x

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