Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Opinions Needed

Here is the chair I decided to work on.  Pretty shape, huh? So, I'm only a month behind the challenge.  Slowly, but surely, I'm getting there.  Please ignore the hot pink, tie-dyed sheet underneath.  
I went ahead and primed it.
Here's a peek.

Pretty fabric.  It's actually the wrong side.
Here's my dilemma.  I think my foam is too big.  It's 2 inch thick foam.  I took of 4 LAYERS of nastiness just to get to the wood.  That included some kind of cotton batting as the padding.  So, it was very small to begin with.  This is just feeling too thick to me.  I haven't stapled the fabric all the way down because I'm not sure about it.  I need opinions.  What do you think?


  1. Is it that you think it looks too thick or feels too thick when you sit on it?

    I bet if it feels ok, and doesn't make you perch up too high when you sit on it, no one would ever look at it and think "it looks too thick"'ve done a great job on making over this chair, so much classier now! I like a nice soft chair, usually they feel hard and uncomfortable!

  2. (of course, if you ask people if they think it looks too thick, you tend to stop and look at it more critically, so keep that in mind! Most guests will just think it is a cute chair and sit down! least that is what I could do!)

  3. What a pretty chair! I love how it's turning out! I don't think the thickness of the cushion stands out to me as much as the boxiness of it. The chair has graceful lines and the sharp edges of the cushion detract from that. Do you have batting between your cushion and fabric? That helps to smooth the corners along with pulling the fabric very tightly when you staple it. Or...the next size down in foam is 1" could use that (firm quality foam so it doesn't sink down to the wood...since it's so thin), along with multiple layers of good thick batting could be another option. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love it! :-)

  4. Ohhh....if you use the 1" foam option...only the final layer of batting would wrap all the way around. I hope that makes sense. It's hard to describe things in writing without pictures...or my hands...which I use a lot when I talk. lol Good luck! :-)

  5. I agree with Acorn to Oak - I think if the corners were "rounded" a bit it wouldn't look too thick. The chair looks great.

  6. The chair is beautiful, but I too agree with Acorn to Oaks, in that the thick cusion and batting pulled to round off the corners will make this little chair a very grand chair. Can't wait to see what comes next.

  7. No worries about coming back to my comments, I am always happy to see you :-) ...I think you could definitely work out the curve of the cushion to make it less boxy and that might achieve the look you are after. I think with the curves of the chair a little more rounded cushion top would be very appropriate. It is such a great chair!

  8. I like it and a cushy place to sit on such a lovely chair is just what it looks like.


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