Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Nostalgia at its best...Chair Accents

It's Wednesday already, what can I blog about? I   walked through my house this morning looking for inspiration.  I noticed an old crocheted pillowcase that I was using on a guest bed as a sham had a rip about halfway up. I did not want to discard the crocheted end as it is so pretty. I cut the end off so that  it fits on the back of a sewing chair I had in the corner. I will hem it later but you get the idea. The Green Awning Gallery has some pretty cases for sale.

Years ago, I found this piece at a garage sale.  When I went to pay for it the lady asked me if I knew what it was. I told her it was for a chair back. She informed me that I was the first person to know what it was. I put it on the rocking chair that my Mom used to rock her nine children. The chair was from her Mother so it has a lot of sentimental value to me, especially as I was named after my Grandmother Kathryn.

One more chair back covering that I have enjoyed is a small pink "dickey" that I found at another garage sale. It is just a fun addition to a small desk chair. I am always looking for more as I have a sister who wants them for her home.

You can make a chair back adornment from an old runner that isn't perfect.   Many have beautiful embroidery, tatting and crocheting on the ends. Cut off the end that is good,fold it in half, sew right sides together and turn it right side out and you have a beautiful chair accent.  The Green Awning Gallery has some beautiful linens you could adapt to fit a chair. I love when you stop in and show me things you have made.  Until then....


  1. What a wonderful way to use those old, but still lovely pillow cases. The dickey made me smile!

  2. What a great idea to use old pillow cases for chair covers. They sure would dress up a dining room.

  3. My grandma used to put her hand crocheted pieces on the backs and arms of chairs.
    Love your blog!