This is the post where you turn to your best friend and either say “Holy cow! That’s really fun and cool!” or you go “Holy cow. Rizzo has lost it!”
Let me explain.
We’ve had this vintage chair for quite a few years. It’s really taken a beating. Every month or so I think “I really have to recover it. it looks awful.” And then I sigh and toss a blanket on it.
then I came across a Flokati rug or Faux Sheepskin Rug
at Homegoods and the wheels began turning. I knew it could either miserably fail or it could actually work out okay and be kind of fun.
I started off cutting the faux sheepskin rug in an organic shape that would drape over the seat and back.
First I painted the old, damaged wood with dark grey chalk paint, and then lifted the paint a little for a slightly distressed look.
This was not super encouraging at first, I had Flokati rug fuzz on my clothes and a bit in my mouth.
I felt a little like this:
Once I tackled everything with the vacuum, and started draping, I pinned it in place with large safety pins and it really grew on me!
I cut square pieces and pinned them on for the arms.
I went for a bit of an asymmetrical line at the bottom of the chair for interest.
I really love it! Once I vacuumed it a few times, the shedding was reduced to a minimum. Though I would probably keep it away from any heat or flame, as the faux sheepskins are mostly acrylic fibers.
I love the contrast with the newly painted wood an the contrast with the white fuzziness.
I think it’s a bit of fun and a nice texture! So have I lost it? 🙂
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