I recently had the pleasure of designing and creating a custom cushion for this little vanity chair. It was a bit of a challenge because of the shape of the chair, but it was so much fun to do. I love the gorgeous fabric that was chosen by my client. I picked out a gross grain ribbon that coordinated with the fabric and used it as the ties on all four corners. I love the little bit of whimsy the full bows make at each corner.
Once I finished sewing the cushion I filled it with a down feather insert. It wanted to fold and crease in order to follow the curvature of the chair. Not a good look. (that’s where the challenge came in) How to make this look good?? I’ll add buttons! Then the tufting will make the folds look intentional, give the cushion a bit of style, and add some shape to it. So I created ten covered buttons and got to work. I’ll have to admit I was pretty excited when I finished it and even more excited when my client came to pick it up. She loved it, which totally made my day.
Alchemy fine living is an antiques & home furnishings business located in Santa Ana, Ca. Alchemy can be defined as an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting power or process; transforming something common into something special.
ABOUT MEAlchemy fine living is my antiques & home furnishings business. I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom Connie & I followed our dreams & opened our store in 2008. It's a collection of all the things she & I truly love. We combine antiques with new treasures, as well as, a selection of handcrafted items created by the two of us. We also offer custom sewing, re-upholstery, & furniture painting services.
173 E City Place Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
CONTACT MEEmail: email@example.com
Store Phone: 877.250.3674
Tues. through Sat. 10 to 3
Furniture drop off and pick up by appointment:
Tues. through Fri. 10 to 6 and Sat. 10 to 3