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« on: June 01, 2008 07:01:26 AM »



This chair is a gift to myself. Since I am writing a doctoral dissertation, I spend a lot of time in a chair at a computer. So I have improved my chair to meet my needs and stimulate my creativity. Im also on a grad student income, so I made my whole project with stuff I already had.



The slipcovers are held on with drawstrings. I used a fabric I had bought a long time ago for a project that never got done. I added a big pocket on the back (look closely--it's there) to hold the books I am working with currently. That way I can keep them in one place instead of back in the bookcase or stack on the floor. I can also stash my carpal tunnel wrist braces in there.

Here is the original chair, complete with pee stain from my three-year-old:



To make the chair comfier, I used cushions I had saved from a broken glider chair (I knew they would be useful later). Right now they are being held on by the slip covers, but I plan to secure them to the original cushions with Velcro to reduce slipping.

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Here is a close up of the peacock:



I embroidered the peacock on a piece of fabric I cut from an old pillowcase. This post has a more detailed description of the embroidery work:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=247792.0
The peacock is a tribute to Flannery OConnor. My dissertation is not about OConnor, but she is my muse.
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katchoo1
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 07:45:12 AM »

That is great, nice save of your chair!  Maybe I would have finished my dissertation if I'd had an official chair (and a muse!) !  Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 08:23:38 AM »

The peacock is beautiful!!!

I think this chair should make the disssertation go muc smoother. Good luck!
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 09:54:26 AM »

I love the peacock! Maybe I should makeover a chair so I can finish my MA thesis... but then, that would just be another form of procrastination for me... Wink Good job!
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008 09:59:20 AM »

The peacock is so pretty and it is nice that you placed him where he could be seen.
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Michele105
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008 01:33:34 PM »

LOVE the peacock!  I wish I could embroider
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2008 02:22:07 PM »

Very cute peacock, great idea to personalize your workspace.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008 11:59:18 PM »

Great job on the peacock! The chair looks comfy!
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008 07:40:01 PM »

I ask the GOD bless your kids.
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2008 08:29:50 PM »

Very nice! You definitely are swaying my vote by saying Flannery O'Connor is your muse. She was my beacon not to long ago as well.
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