A Wee Armchair


Here’s a peek at Kris Compas’s Lisa Chair Kit. I used the same fabric and finishes as the coordinating sofa. It’s an interesting build — some of those pieces are wee. The kit’s very well thought out, with detailed instructions, and of course the ultra-convenience of not having to measure and cut the parts.

The optimal placement of cabriole legs is a mystery to me. I badly placed them three times, (I know, how hard could it be?!) and since that involves drilling holes, the bottom of the chair is now less than pristine :( After whining to Kris in an email about it, she made some smart suggestions, and I was able to do a good-enough fix. Just don’t inspect the underside.

The painting in the background is the foundation color wash dabbing paper :)

11 thoughts on “A Wee Armchair

  1. christina says:

    Modern art!
    I’ve made the House of Miniatures Wing Chair kit — I think it was the most intense build I’ve ever assembled. It’s easier to recover a full size chair than make these tiny ones.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      I thought the same thing, Christina! Especially cutting all those tiny notches in the fabric, some of them in place on the chair. Intense is a good descriptor.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, BW. As I was staring at it while recovering from the cabriole trauma, I *really* wanted to make a bowl of pop corn and and curl up in the chair with a book.

  2. Bennie says:

    The chair looks great and the painting is quite abstract, something you’d see in an upscale art gallery. ;)

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