Vintage Hollywood Regency French Cane Tub Chairs

What a title for these chairs! From what I could find these chairs come up as either French Cane Tub Chairs or French Hollywood Regency Chairs Mid Century.

I found these chairs, yes there are two,  in a Canmore Alberta Thrift Store, to my delight they were also on sale that day! Yipee!
They were actually in really great shape!

I painted them my favorite off white then made them pop with my Shabby Style.

Look at those details, so Pretty!

I tried to sew actual cushions for these chairs. You know? The half moon shape? The piping? The top, middle and bottom? YUP, normal looking cushion.
For whatever reason, and as creative as my mind is I just cannot get  it around sewing.
I'll break down my afternoon for you....I made the piping, not that hard, 3 hours of serious focus, which way to sew it, getting the top, middle and bottom to all match up, and sewing on a curve. Yeah almost complete and only a few "boo boo's" which will be on the back side anyways!
I pull it over the foam...OOPS, all my boo boo's were front and centre!! GRRR! Out with that idea and on to pulling and stapling! I used a cotton canvas for the seat cover as well as the pillows.

Here they are....

A little closer and from the top. Just Beautiful!!
Enter~Happy Dance~

Here is the pillow I made for least I can sew squares! I used an Iron-on Transfer to get the image on it. The image is from Graphics Fairy and it's actually a circa 1900 Label from a Cigar Box, and I thought it fit this chair perfectly!

Keep on Creating,
Jenny xo


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