Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fabric for Eames Chairs

First off, I wanted to thank everyone who placed an order through my Etsy shop during my holiday weekend sale. It is so nice to see that so many of you like my prints and stencils, thank you so much! I am busily working on getting to all of the digital proofs and shipping orders!

Over the weekend I ordered fabric for the Eames chairs, the purple blue, stained, torn fabric had to go, I wouldn't even sit on it without plastic, yuck!

After going back and forth between a pattern and a solid I ended up with a solid since if I get tired of it, I won't have to reupholster.

I went with West Elm's Basket Weave in putty gray (bottom right)

Since these chairs will be getting more use than the caning chair, I wanted something that would be durable. Since this is upholstery grade, it should hold up well!

We also got started on polishing the base with our dremel tool. I let David have control over this one since he has experience polishing car parts. He really likes it, and was excited to get started. Whew! Missed that one, polishing sounds about as fun as sanding to me.

Looking much better! It looks a little gold in this photo, but it's just the lighting - no rub n' buff applied.

I can't wait to get these chairs in the office, I'm tired of sitting on the dining chairs! 


  1. I am so excited to see the end result!!! I am seriously waiting on pins and needles ... your work is amazing and I selfishly wish these chairs were mine ;)

    1. Thanks so much Michelle! I can't wait to see them finished too! :)

  2. These will be amazing. I can't wait for the results. Hmmm...I wonder if my metal folding chair would like a make over! I see a new project coming my way. Thank you for the idea.

  3. Fun.cant wait to see the finished product. Will go over to ETSY shop now

    Have a great day

  4. Sarah, I love everything on your website! Where do you buy most of your fabric? Is is mostly from


    1. Thanks! I buy most on they seem to have the best prices. I was very impressed with west elm so I'll be ordering from them again too!


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