Friday, 18 January 2013

Lady Grey


I was finally able to recover the Mama chair!

It was a great shame to have to say goodbye to the lovely 50-60's floral but this wing back Parker armchair needed a new frock!




I flipped through countless fabric books, I wanted to honour the mustard colour of the original fabric but to have the whole chair in mustard may have been too much?
so I decided upon the grey with the mustard detail!
I love grey and yellow together....and I hope I don't tire of it?





She sit's nicely amongst the teak and leather furniture also in the room, a bit of sitting will soften the newly upholstered feel but I hope the look will be timeless?

Do you have a Mama chair?

Here is Mr Ouch's chair and Lady Turquoise, my other upholstered chair ...if your into chairs!
 



I taught myself a new macrame knot!.....the joys of goggle!
It's called the Chinese crown knot.

I see a macrame necklace idea brewing...what do you think?
I placed a TEAK, yes TEAK bead on for effect. 
I would make a nice porcelain bead for it....is this idea worth persuing?

It would be a very bold piece to wear....but hopefully elegant too?
I use some hand dyed twine, it would take 12m of it to make a decent length necklace, so it would take commitment!
Plus it's time comsuming too!  ....but so lovely to hold too!
If you have any opinions? 
...feel free to express!

Yes a bought a 70's hairy scary macrame just for the beads, they are taken from the twine, washed and danish oiled for me to gaze at and feel :)

Pippa

30 comments:

  1. Oh Pippa I love your chair ... but then I have a chair fetish :) ... it's so gorgeous and the grey and yellow is the perfect combination ... beautiful ... Bee xx

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    1. Thanks Bee, your welcome to come and sit anytime! x

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  2. Mama's looking gorgeous (although I loved her old floral frock), but what has really caught my eye, is that beautiful copper lamp I spotted on the table behind it.

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    1. Care of IKEA!..lovely isn't it.

      Copper is my preferred metal choice as is Rose gold, when I can afford it!

      If I could get copper twine, I'd be in macramé heaven!

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  3. Ikea? You're joking?!

    Might have to get over my aversion and hot foot it down there! (it's not the stuff in Ikea I hate per se - it's the whole Ikea experience!)

    When did you buy it Pippa? Recently, or is it 'old' Ikea?

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    1. http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/70161443/#/20161431

      old but still there! xx

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    2. thanks Pipstar x
      (didn't you know our house was an old corner store? I saw your comment on Dana's...)

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    3. No :( ...keeping architectural secrets!

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  4. Ha-ha! I've mentioned it on my blog heaps of times! You are obviously not reading my posts properly Missy!
    Last comment from me today. Promise.

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    1. GASP!
      How dare you suggest that both Dana and I, devotee's of the LVV, not be reading properly!
      We both Learned Ladies in Education!

      ...LOL seriously has not registered! xx

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  5. hi pippa, she scrubbed up all right didn't she....I too loved the old brown floral frock...but grey and mustard floats my boat as well...love the little shabby feet. shes pretty posh.....needs bum print!...what caught my eye in the background was your sweet lookin ironing board!...Bunnings??...lol just teasing.
    Al x

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    1. My bum is big enough for the job, give it time! LOL.

      ...and that's a very special ironing board as I don't use it, hubby is the king of the steam! :)

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  6. Your chair is a real showstopper in yellow and gray. I absolutely love the yellow piping. Great choice!

    I don't know you both you and I could have missed that tidbit about Kylie's house. I thought I was fairly attentive, but that slipped right by me. Do you think we could redeem ourselves if we read all her back posts and offer to take a quiz? I'd study diligently, I promise! :)

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    1. So pleased you approve Dana! Making upholstery choices I do by gut and incredibly quickly, then I take the time when it's finished to like my choice....probably an odd way to go about it?

      On the Kylie front....I think she's thinks she has mentioned her shop house?

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  7. Hi, you've done a great job on the chair, I can remember having a macramé bracelet when I was younger, a bit like the friendship bracelets but thicker, it was a bit scratchy, I think someone my mum knew made it! :) x

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    1. Choice not labour! ...gosh that would be a great feat for me! Nice to have early macramé memories. :)

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  8. Wow, lady grey- What a lovely lady she is! Love her new fresh look, the colors look amazing in your home! Did you do it yourself? And boy, do I see some handsome Germans in your shelves:-)
    And a teak bead to go with your lovely macramé, a great combo! I'd love to see more of your ceramic pieces, past and present, any chance of a peek?

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    1. I will get clicking and showcase the WG ouch Collection soon, just for you! x

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  9. You have an amazing collection of chairs Pippa.
    I love the new addition. Very smart especially with the contrast piping.
    Very clever makeover......;O)
    Tania xx

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    1. Thanks Tania! .....she's a keeper :)

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  10. Oh Pippa I have chair envy! I love love love the grey with the mustard. Very understated and will not date at all. Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Poppet! I love it more each day :)

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  11. Looks fabulous, you have done a great job!

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    1. Thanks Deanne, I just picked the fabric....sigh that was hard enough! :)

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  12. Lady Grey in her prime!! Great choices with the fabrics and piping. Glad to see you retained some colour on her. The mustard is a great nod to her previous cloth. Lovely. x

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    1. Thanks Donna, come and sit a while? :)

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  13. WOW! That chair is gorgeous! The grey and yellow looks beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Catherine for popping by and your lovely comment! :)

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  14. The mustard and grey look fab together Pippa. Will go over and check out your other chairs too, I love a good chair or three :))
    Cas x

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    1. Thanks Cas, they are sure to please! A featherston will hopefully be my next find!

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