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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!


The fabric decision…

23 Jan

I’ve done it!

I’ve made the decision to re-upholster those dining room chairs.  Now, I just have to find my fabric.  Easy, right? Ha!

I do believe, however, that I’ve narrowed it down to a brand–Loulouthi from Anna Marie Horner.  I absolutely love her use of color.  It’s modern and vintage all at the same time.

You can purchase her fabrics at fabric.com or on her website.  On her website, you can buy Fabric Stacks, where she will group coordinating fabrics for you!  Perfect for accent pillows or if you’re a master quilter.

I’ve narrowed it down to nine fabrics (for now…), and I don’t see how I’m going to make the final decision.

I know some of the patterns are a bit crazy, but my chairs only have the seat upholstered, so I feel like that gives me some freedom to do something a bit funkier.

Am I crazy? Thoughts?! Comments?!