Out of the Dark – Bubble Kid’s Chair Upholstery Workshop

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I’m so excited to share that for a brief moment I will enjoy a career chance, and turn into a carpenter. For one day only, I will be restoring a children’s chair, from Out of the Dark to a stylish must have children’s furniture piece. When the invitation from Bubble London landed in my inbox I simply couldn’t say no!

Out of the Dark is a London-based social enterprise who work with disadvantaged young people, creating unique, upcycled furniture. They have offered to hold an upcycling workshop for around 12 bloggers and members of the press at Pitfield prior to this season’s show. During the event, we will be able to choose a colour and fabric, learn the basics of upholstering, and begin creating our own chair (which will then be finished by the OOTD team – luckily!) and auctioned at Bubble London in February.

I’ve started my research below, by collection some inspiration. Ideas, include…

Reuse fabrics scraps and make them into a beautiful patchwork design, which works quite nicely for a children’s chair.
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© Kelle Hampton Blog

Don’t be afraid to add a touch of colour!
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© Molly Meg Design Shop

Another idea is to use a map or your favourite comic in your design.
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© Living Home Furniture

I was hoping to achieve a Scandinavian feel to it, although not go to far with the Nordic theme…
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Perhaps less is more?
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© The Country House

Look out for the result in the information shared by Bubble prior to the kids trade show!

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