Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dining Chair Redo

I have been wanting to recover my dining chairs for a few months now.
I doubt you remember, but my son had a stomach bug and threw up on one of the chairs back in October.
Totally gross, but totally removable since I had already covered the original factory fabric.
You can read about that process HERE. But this is what it looked like the first time.
I love going into fabric stores.
I love being surrounded by the endless rows of bolts....the textures, the thickness, the colors.
Being in the fabric store reminds me of why I love shopping for clothes....
I love to shop by feeling.
I can immediately determine the quality and the comfort....whether or not I love it.
Truly, it is about the experience.
I DO NOT enjoy doing this with my children -- which takes the fun out of the fabric store for me.
But we had people coming to our home and Richard wanted the chairs to be recovered by then, so we had to search for what we wanted.
I had talked of changing the paint color of the dining room when we painted, so instead of trying to match to the awful burgonday color, I decided to with whatever we fell in love.
Richard met me there after his class because he wanted to help choose....after much debating, we settled on this.
We almost purchased another fabric so it wouldn't be so matchy matchy on all the chairs, but we really really adored the pattern and the color of this.
All the chairs now wear the new fabric!
So now, I just have to decide on paint colors....I want to appeal to the masses because I don't plan to paint again before we move.
I am not sure if I should stay neutral -- like a Gold or Orange/Tan.
Or I can do dramatic - like a blue or a navy.
Or ignore the color wheel's complimentary suggestions and do something different all around.
Remember our entry way is a pale green tan color.


Shelly said...

I love the fabric you picked out. Great choice!

I'm not sure about the paint color, but I have the feeling you are going to pick out a great one no matter what. You have awesome decorating taste.

Morgan said...
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Morgan said...

Ha! I have the same EXACT fabric in our living room. I made some pillows last summer when I wanted to switch out the burgundy ones for something more summer appropriate. Great minds think alike!
BTW: they look nice with a green paint we have called avocado

Devon said...

Thanks Shelly!
How crazy Morgan! I really do adore the fabric. I can't wait to liven up the dining room with it!

Noel's Mama said...

Firstly, can I say that I'm jealous that your husband even CARES about what fabric was used on your dining chairs??

Secondly, I wish I had the guts to put a bold print like that in our house. I love bold colors and prints, but I am terrified of using them because I feel like I don't know what I'm doing, and the result would be disastrous.

elizaquinn said...

Love those chairs! I redid my dining chairs in the same fabric print, but in chocolate and cream...

Found you on Just A Girl - cute blog!!

Sherryd said...

I love your choice in fabric. I have two different fabric patterns in that same color in my den! I'd say go for dramatic but that's just me, I like being different. Do some test spots with several colors, live with them for a few days and see which makes you happiest, which are soothing and calming!

Devon said...

What a great idea Sherryd! Now if I can just conveince my husband to allow several colors on the wall!

Anonymous said...

I love the fabric you guys chose! The pattern and color is so much fun.

I too love fabric stores and could spend tons of money just stocking up on random fabric, but the kids definitely snap me back to reality when I get those thoughts. With them it has to be a get in, get out process.


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