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Birds of a Feather – Natural Upholstery with Organic Fabric

Organic & Natural upholstery materials: Bird Chairs

Chairs that take flight!

I’m so excited to share these beautiful bird chairs that I recently reupholstered with 100% natural latex foam, luxurious wool batting and organic cotton fabrics. Kristi chose a different colorway of the same bird patterned cover fabric (by Birch Fabrics) for each of her four chairs, which I managed to finish just in time for the arrival of her new baby!

Organic & Natural upholstery materials: Bird Chairs

Four colorways of Birch Fabric’s organic cotton ‘Flight’ fabric

Before & After:

Organic Bird Chair - before reupholstery

Before reupholstery: Brown fabric with a pink plastic edging?!

Deconstruction:

Upholstery tear-down: curved plywood chair back - Living Home Furniture

The messy job of deconstruction sometimes turns up fun surprises…

We found a Duck!

Tiny duck found inside chair during upholstery tear-down

We found this tiny duck inside one of the chairs during upholstery tear-down

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About the Author

CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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