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Fabric, finally.

13 Feb

So, I did it.

I finally decided on a fabric, purchased it, and recovered my chairs.

I stressed and struggled over choosing a fabric, and I ultimately ended up choosing something a bit different  from what I expected.  I originally wanted something with much less white.  In fact, the majority of fabrics I looked at did not have a neutral background.  I was also struggling to find something that included all of the colors I wanted (which was, um, all of them).  Because I wanted to include so many colors, many of the fabrics I was looking at were very…intense.  And I knew that wasn’t the look I was going for.  Once I stumbled across this fabric, I felt it was the perfect color combination, and the neutral background didn’t make it seem out of control.  Also, it has a great nubby, burlapy feel to it, and I just love that!

I’m not going to lie.  I didn’t use a tutorial or anything to recover these babies.  If I would have, it probably would have saved me a little stress.  I stapled the fabric too far over the back on my first chair pad.  I didn’t think that would matter…and then I realized I had covered the holes for the chair screws to go into.  Whoops!

My mama gave me a staple gun, and I pretty much just went at it.  I was able to get a few extra yards of this fabric at remnant price, so I had plenty and could afford to be picky about which pattern I wanted to be on each chair.

Honestly, it was an incredibly easy project, and I couldn’t be happier with the end result.

I really had not taken into account how dark my chairs are.  If I had gone with a fabric with a darker background, the chair would have been lost in the dark color.  I really love the contrast between the dark wood and the light, neutral background.


If you’re thinking about recovering any chairs…DO IT!  It’s such a simple task that can really change the look of a room.

Happy Monday!

Our gallery wall….

27 Jan

I’m so, so happy with how our gallery wall turned out.  It makes me smile every single time I walk into our apartment.  Here’s a rundown of what we included and where it’s from!

1.  What I Love Most About My Home print…

2.  Fabulous and fun Atlanta artwork.  A wedding gift from Natalie and her sweet husband, James.

3. A picture of our sweet, sweet nephew.

4. Be Filled With Joy print…

5. Rock Me Mama print…

6.  Our favorite wedding picture, taken by the amazing Chrissy Bayless.

7. Our wedding map turned guest book.  By the lovely Natty Michelle.

8.  One of a set of three dish towels given to me at a bridal shower from my mom and sister.  It was just too pretty too dirty up…so I decided to frame it!

There are a few more things I’d like to add, but I couldn’t be happier with how it looks now!

Do you have a gallery wall in your home?  What memories are on yours?

*Apologies for the dark picture.  I just couldn’t get the lighting right in our apartment.  Looks like I just have to buy a big, fancy camera now.  Right?!