Mountain Vistas Art Chair

Recently I was asked to decorate a chair to benefit the local food pantry Black River Good Neighbors.  The chair that was supplied was an old fashioned ice cream parlor chair – round seat with wire back and legs.  I settled on the idea to do a slip cover with a quilted back and seat.

The first step was to clean up and paint the chair.  Since I was going to cover it, it just got a plain white coat of paint.  As I began to plan the artwork, I also needed to think about how to engineer the slipcover so it would fit  and look the way I had envisioned.  I made a muslin to test the design.  Then I took it apart to check the paper patterns I had made.  I used the muslin to cut the final pieces (which still needed additional alterations as I was putting the final pieces together).

The artwork for the back was made raw edge collage style.  I did edge the pieces with fusible web so fraying would be kept under control but I’m hoping the lucky bidder will realized that the cover will not stand up to rough wear.

And I hope it will raise a nice sum for the folks who do such a good job caring for those who need it in our community.

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4 Responses to “Mountain Vistas Art Chair”


  1. 1 Stephanie October 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Lynne – so glad you posted the finished product! It’s beautiful, of course! And here I was patting myself on the back for whipping together 4 snack bags today for the grandkids, and then I am reminded of what creativity is actually about! I miss you, girlfriend! –

  2. 2 Sharon October 19, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    WOW!!! Just beautiful! I’m so impressed…as I always am by your creativity!

  3. 3 Norma October 20, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    It’s wonderful, Lynne, as so evocative of your work. It will be a lucky person who wins it.

  4. 4 Patricia Jane October 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    That is amazingly creative!! Very beautiful!! Anyone would be lucky to have it.


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