Friday, 14 October 2011

My Kitchen Chair

I have always wanted a kitchen big enough to hold a dining table and sofa so that everyone can gather in one room comfortably - like my mums kitchen! Our kitchen won't hold a sofa but it does have space for a chair. Over the summer I bought this lovely old thing...

Mr Briggs though refers to it as a smelly old thing and told me this week that if I didn't recover it quickly it would have to go!

So I stripped it back, until it looked like this...

And in the process got my fingers spiked by many needles and found this odd collection...

I knew that I had lots of gorgeous Harris Tweed from our honeymoon, but I didn't have enough to cover the whole chair. So I picked a green and brown tweed that matched the old coffee bean sacks I had bought for these chairs. The sacks were a bit of a nightmare to work with and there was the potential for it to look awful but Henny and I gave it our best shot.

My beautiful assistant "helping" me cut out the tweed.

And we were VERY pleased with our efforts. This is possibly my favourite piece of work that I have done. My iphone photos don't really do it justice, and I know this makes me sound rather big headed, but this chair is awesome! And it smells like coffee!

Now maybe I will finally finish this to match it.


  1. Oh, I love it! You must sell work like this, Holly, it will fly.

  2. Oh I love it Holly. The back of it is particularly good :) And the collection of lost items made me laugh!