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Friday, January 27, 2012

Decisions, Decisions {Help Me-Vote!}

I'm planning a project in the near future.  I have these-

I'm planning to use these at the ends of the table in my dining room redo.  I'm 99% sure that I'm going to paint the frame black, and I probably won't put any tufting in the cushions.  I've been thinking all along about using a canvas drop cloth to do the upholstery, but lately I've been drawn to the idea of doing  something fun that will really make a statement.  

My table will be a dark stain and I'm not sure what I'm doing for the side chairs.  I've been searching on CL for months but haven't found anything yet.  

Soooooo, here are some fun fabrics that I found while browsing the web.  I'm really loving my black and white drapery so I thought I might pull that into the dining room (it's all open together with the living room).

Larger scale zebra-

Geometric prints-

These 2 chevron prints are large scale-

Greek Key-

Large scale ikat-I'm planning to make some pillows from this soon but thought it might also look really cool on the chairs.  Go here to see a fantastic project with this fabric, and the pictures will give you a good idea of the size.

One other choice-go ahead with the dropcloth and make 
some punchy pillows to set in these chairs.

Thoughts?  Have you seen something I didn't include that you think I should consider?  
I'd love some feedback on this one!

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  1. Fabulous chairs! I think the chevron or geometric would look best with your drapery fabric and love the idea of statement pieces. But, I'm always a fan of neutral and being able to change out pillows help, I know!!

    That was a fun surprise, thanks!:)

  2. We are two peas in a pod for all of those fabric choices! Gorgeousness. :)

    Here are my two cents: as much as every chair in each of those prints are beautiful, striking, eye-catching...on and on...the last one by two thirty-five designs (black frame, neutral canvas) was just so sophisticated looking and classic, but not boring. Personally, I would go with that one and just pop in a fun pillow. Much easier to change a pillow (cost and/or time) than to recover a chair. However, if cost or time is not a concern (whether you're doing this project yourself or not), then go for the print. Either way, those chairs have great bones. (Been looking on CL for something like that!)

    Can't wait to see what you pick! What a tough decision!

  3. I Love the first zebra fabric Jennifer! I love the first example of the zebra chair too! I think this print adds a fun element to any room! You are very creative and talented! I love reading your ideas and seeing your creations! :)

  4. I like the hounds-tooth one the best, but they are all AWESOME! Good luck on the project and I can't wait to see how they turn out!! :) Thanks for the blog love today at Family Brings Joy.

  5. Here's my 2c worth: Go for the black frame with the drop cloth. Bring in your big scale hounds-tooth for pillows. Maybe you could use the big ikat, and some zebra - maybe smaller scale zebra on some other elements in the room. That would give you a variety of patterns - geometric but classic designs. Chevron is trendy and hot now, and it's classic, but might look "out" sooner than the solid would.
    Can't wait to see what you do! I love everything so far. :)

  6. Oh wow, I heart the idea of a graphic design print! I really looooove the chevron and the last one!

  7. I agree with Revi and Gail, the black frame with neutral fabric will be a classic! Love the patterns...but maybe for pillows? I guess I tend to be too practical, and want to be able to enjoy a piece FOREVER, haha! -Corrie M.

  8. I have been looking at geometric prints and b&W prints to reupholster a chair - a single for the guest room so am overwhelmed with printed fabric. I have just been contemplating doing a solid color fabric and adding a printed pillow so perhaps that would be the option.

  9. Everyone in blogland is dong chevron this and chevron that; I say step away from the pack. Go with the geometric or greek key if you want a statement. But think about how you switch things up for holidays and such, you may want a less locked in look. BTW, from experience, painters drop cloth likes to stretch on furniture so if you are looking for a super tight upholstery, this wont work for long term.


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