Ever since this project that I did for Domino, I’ve been obsessed with upholstering furniture with flat woven rugs.
It’s surprisingly easy to work with the thicker material (especially if you have this amazing staple gun) and it just looks so unique. Not to mention it is super hard-wearing and stain-resistant!
I’m in the middle of two different rug upholstery projects that I’m excited to share with you soon. I’m hoping to start a third rug upholstery project right away too, since hunching over is getting more and more tricky these days! I just need to find a good (and cheap) kilim to use. I found this curvy headboard for almost nothing at a junk store here locally and I think it would look so great in a pastel, washed out stripey kilim for one of the girls rooms. I’m thinking white linen for the welting.
I’m sort of thinking of more of a stripe at this point for our curvy headboard, sort of like this one:
I’ve got some ideas up my sleeve, but in the meantime, here are some of my favorite inspiration images for kilim-upholstered furniture pieces.
Have you ever used a rug to upholster a bench or a chair? I’m thinking I have my work cut out for me with the curves of that headboard. It might end up being a job for my upholsterer, but I’m willing to try first. He gives me a deal when I’ve stripped off the old fabric for him anyway. :)
(PS I wish Wisteria still made that black and white settee. It was so pretty!!)