Sunday, February 5, 2012

"the best seat in the house"


Photo by Bec Duff @ www.kambamboo.com

Bec Duff from Kambamboo approached us about upholstering a chair in her hand screen-printed upholstery fabric. We had 'the best seat in the house' for her and combined her teal coloured 'Whale Tail' design with an acid yellow eco-wool felt from Instyle fabrics.

We picked up this little beauty, a 1960's Wrightbilt Australian 'T.V. chair' from our favourite (secret) seaside town, it was covered in a floral tapestry which we valued so much, we left the seat cushion on the roof as we drove off. I thought that all the headlight flashes were warning me of imminent danger - snake on the road, police, etc but no, we realised an hour later down the road...


It's first portrait after first stage wood and upholstery stripping (above). That's the original footstool which we modified to suit the chair.

And a very special introduction to my siren...


I know this is an 'ad-free blog' but adverts from the 60's seem a whole lot less offensive than their contemporary counterparts, and you'll love this and have the added bonus of a catchy tune in your head for the rest of your fun-filled day. It's featuring this very chair..

                             

Here she is posing for her portrait before she left home.





8 comments:

Raine and Sage said...

I'm in love with all you do. Fantastic fabric mix!

NessaKnits said...

I'm pretty sure we had the whole of that lounge suit at my parents farm house during the 1980's and 1990's, being a cast off from my father's older sister. It was a woolly sort of emerald green colour. Don't know what happened to it ... must ask. Of course we all hated it at the time, but would love it back now!

flourish and blume said...

Get it back, get it back Nessaknits! We've seen quite a few individual chairs but never a lounge.

Pippa said...

She's a beauty! Great work, I'm envious of her new owner!

flourish and blume said...

Thank you Raine and Sage, glad you like it :). @Pippa, she was hard to let go of but she doesn't as yet have an owner, enquiries to info@kambamboo.com

jane said...

Love love love! What gorgeous fabric!
Love your work as always! Jx

The Chairy Godmother said...

Great work, as always gals.
How did you ever find the AMAZING film clip? It's brilliant! Do you think that the little wifey is supposed to be preggy in the 2nd half of ad when she's got her feet up or is my imagination getting the better of me?

flourish and blume said...

You could be right Chairy Godmother, the husband's getting HER tea rather than her twirling around him in her flouncy dress!