Oak Stool Reupholstered in Tweed by GracesonEmporium

What shall I do with that old tweed jacket?

Tweed is having a moment once again. We’re seeing it everywhere. Not just on geography teachers, but also on young trend setters.

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Graceson Emporium in tweed cap. Image by Saskia Nelson

There is now a plentiful supply of old tweed jackets on the market. Some obviously in better condition than others.

My Partner Rebecca who is a magician with a sewing machine has  recycled old tweed jackets on a number of projects around our home, including cushions, purses and slip cases for our I-Pads.

I also wanted to incorporate tweed on an upholstery project of my own. This old oak stool seemed to be the ideal small project to undertake. It was all a little too brown to suit my taste.

Oak Stool awaiting makeover by GracesonEmporium
Oak Stool awaiting makeover by GracesonEmporium

I carefully removed the existing covering, saving the upholstery pins and wadding, to reuse on the finished item.

Next, the legs and main body were painted in Annie Sloan Country Grey chalk paint, and finished with a coat of clear beeswax.

I used  Instagram to get feedback on the choice of fabric for the seat. Tweed was the overwhelming favourite. We have a drawer full of cut up old tweed jackets, left over from various projects, so it was simply a case of hunting for a piece that was wide enough. In the end, Rebecca joined two pieces, to give me something wide enough to work with.

Oak Stool_Work in progress
Oak Stool_Work in progress

I’m very pleased with the finished result. What do you think?

 

 

 

 

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