Monday, April 9, 2012

Flower Applique

I love Pottery Barn's Kids "Anywhere" Chair.  They are the perfect chair for my little ones to plant themselves and read a book, or watch TV.  (Yes my children watch TV.  Please don't judge me!) My children carry their chairs everywhere around the house.   But what happens when your "little" person is no longer little?  As you know Woven Home is not only a blog, we have a design business, and a couple of weeks ago a client of mine came to me with a project.  When her daughter was small, they bought her an "Anywhere" Chair,  and had it monogrammed.  It was great for years, but now her daughter is 12, and has out grown the chair.  The chair is no longer relevent. She did not want to throw it away, or take it to Goodwill.  So this is what we came up depersonalize the chair.

Isn't that fun? Here it is before...

If you have a sewing machine than, this is a really easy project.  This is not your grandma's style of applique.  There is no ironing the rough edges under, we want to rough edges to show, so the flower has a imperfect look.

For this project I decided to applique a flower over the monogram.  Step 1:  Cut out your shapes & take the stuffing out of the chair.

Step 2:  Glue the shapes onto the chair, covering the monogram.

Step 3:  Applique your pieces onto the chair

Step 4: Restuff your chair, and enjoy!  (Or in my case, give it back to your client) 

Here is a link to Pottery Barn's Kids "Anywhere" Chair.

This same process can be used to cover stains, rips, or other issues you may have on chairs, pillows, clothes....I think you get the idea.  I would love to see what you come up with, send me a comment and include pictures.

Thanks for joining me!


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  1. Oh that is darling, I love it!! xo PS. I'm your newest follower :-)

  2. Katherine,
    We are so glad you are following us! Thank you!

  3. Great idea :) It was funny to read this today because I was just looking at PBK yesterday to purchase one of these chairs for my daughter who is just 6 months old. There are two sizes and I'm debating on the regular size or oversized one. Any suggestions?

  4. I love it!!!
    I am telling everyone I want to start sewing...
    I have not touched my sewing machine in YEARS!!
    I love how this is so easy, with the rough edges!
    Thank you!!!

  5. Sarah,
    Both chairs are great, but I would recommend the oversized chair so you daughter can use it longer :) Send us a picture if you get a chance. Thanks for joining us today!

  6. Claudine,
    Start sewing again! Don't wait any longer! Please send us a picture of your first project.

  7. I love it, and the colors are fabulous! I'd love for you to link it up to Crafty Cousins!

    ~Natalie @ Crafty Cousins

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

  8. The flower turned out incredible! I never would have thought to do an applique on a chair. It's genius! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!


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