HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my incredible mother and my amazing husband. What a co-incidence that two important people in my life share a birthday. This was not just any birthday however – it was my Moms 50th. I wanted to get her a present that was incredibly special and sentimental – it took me a while to find this and put it into a place. The inspiration came from the Ideas magazine – a lady had decoupaged a chair with love letters from her husband. I loved this idea however I wanted the chair to be practical – i.e. you could sit on it and use it as a reading chair.
I asked all my moms family and friends to hand write letters to my mom – it was amazing to see what people did, some people drew pictures, wrote about past memories, quotes etc. I then scanned the letters in and designed a fabric design on Photoshop and had the fabric printed in Cape Town by imaterial. When the material arrived I was ecstatic at the quality of the fabric.
Once it was upholstered it looked amazing. I am so happy with the result and everyone loves it.