Thursday, December 10, 2009

Something Else To Feast On This Holiday Season......

Meet Rubie.  I die.

If you're like me, about every other woman in your life/neighborhood/gym is preggers.  Wouldn't this be THE perfect start to a little girl's nursery?  Imagine the design diva she'd grow up to be.  AND, you'd really set a great example for reducing your carbon footprint: reclaimed furniture upholstered in 100% organic cotton fabric.

Just read for yourself at Rubie Green:

"Our upholstery fabrics are made of 100% certified organic cotton, which is whitened without bleach and printed here in the US. We print with water-based, non-toxic inks that contain no volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), and utilize a printing process that minimizes water consumption. In fact, the factory uses only one gallon of water per day! This was an exciting discovery for our team as water plays such an integral role in most other methods of printing. We also wanted to avoid fabric waste so we decided to print only on demand, using heat and pressure to finish our fabrics instead of chemicals."

How cool is that??

Here is the complete transformation.

Pre Strip

As old as horse hair

Tightened the springs, added new webbing, new burlap, rebuilt the arms with new cotton

Finishing touches....

And the big reveal....

I am going to paint the legs to the specifics of the buyer.  What do you think?  Could that buyer be you?

Ok, off to get lost in the new Lonny issue.  If you haven't read it - GO GO GO!


  1. This is your best post yet!!!! Love the chair we have all been waiting to see.

  2. I am in awe! You do such an amazing job!! I am working on some dining chair seats and having trouble getting the vinyl not to pucker around the corners...frustration is setting in, argh. Maybe I'll get a professional to do 1 for me and ask if I can watch just to get the hang of it. Have you used leather or vinyl much? If so, any tips?

  3. Hi Kate. You have NO IDEA how helpful your comments were...I had a few spare minutes today so thought I'd take your advice. With a few snips and some stapling of puckers, I have one seat finished. I won't finish the rest until after we get back from NZ mid January but will definitely post about them and give you a mention as well :o)