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.