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Topic: Chair cover and cushions in glorious IKEA birdie fabric  (Read 1990 times)
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runciblespoon
« on: August 14, 2012 06:56:04 AM »

Who could resist this fabric?



I recovered a tired old chair, with just enough left over for some cushions. The birdies needed some very fussy cutting, and I ended up having to piece together some less interesting parts of the print on the (never seen) back of the chair cover.



I love them, they make me smile every day! I might need to go back and get some more of this fabric - I'm imagining tote bags (maybe even - shhhh! - as Christmas gifts).

http://runcibledays.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/living-ikea-dream-1.html
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KerrieRou
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012 07:00:23 AM »

Adorable fabric!!! Was is expensive??
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012 08:05:49 AM »

Lovely print! The do give that chair a cheery look!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012 08:27:28 AM »

The fabric is gorgeous! You'd never guess that there are less interesting areas of it  Wink
Feeling the need for more birdies around the place now...  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012 09:44:35 AM »

You did a great job on the cutting, the resulting fabric is attractive.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012 09:54:11 AM »

very cute! I love the fabric, way to up cycle your chair

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012 01:19:35 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments - sorry to be so slow to reply - no internet access on holiday (which was wonderful in its own way...)

KerrieRou - it wasn't too expensive for home-dec weight fabric - i think less than 8/m, maybe even a bit less. For IKEA, it was at the top end of their range, which was why I didn't buy more. Now I'm kicking myself for that!
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012 10:05:49 AM »

That's a pretty fabric.  The chair looks great, and good use of the leftovers for the cushions!
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012 06:33:40 AM »

That fabric is omygoshcuteness! Cheesy Gotta love ikea.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2012 12:09:59 PM »

It is a lovely fabric! I love the chair cover! (and cushions too Smiley
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