Monday, May 14, 2012

fabric choices

This chair is almost ready for new fabric! A few staples still need to be pulled, the legs need sanding (more about that HERE) and a layer of fresh (clean!) batting will be put down before. Then, the fun begins! 



But here's the question: Use fabric I already own or look for something new? There are so many amazing options out there at reasonable prices that it's hard to decide.

I raided my little fabric stash the other day and pulled out two pieces that should be large enough for this project.



Option 1: Black and white Greek key.


Or Option 2: Fun blue-green cane print.


I had plans to use the above fabric as a roman shade in our kitchen, but this chair has me rethinking that idea.

Can you help me decide? Option 1 or 2? Or find something else that I love? I'm so interested in hearing your thoughts!
13 comments on "fabric choices"
  1. hey girlie! i love the black and white key. something about how stark the mix of black and white is, with the older bones and lines of this chair, has me really liking it. plus it would go so well in your home with the blackish espresso and white stairs. seems like you have a really great balance thing going with dark and light already -- you go girl!

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  2. PS - Hey Janna - what color white did you use on your upper cabinets, if I may ask??? I love it and it doesnt feel too institutional!!! Trying to find something like it to do mine in.

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    1. I emailed you with the info! Hope it helps!

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  3. So hard to decide as I love both fabrics. However you know I am a lover of black and white. Can't wait to see it completed. Hugs and Kisses to my sweet like sugar grandson. See you all this summer...love ya

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  4. I think I'm a fan of the black and white...lookin' good!

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  5. I looove black and white but this time I'm feeling color! The blue-green print is sooo fun!!

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  6. I'm going with the blue-green print... it would be gorgeous and unique!
    Though.... it would look nice as a roman blind too.... ;)

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  7. I'm with you on the blue-green print! Looks inviting to me!

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  8. Blue Green :)
    Love Shyla

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  9. How cool you choose such a fabric...like it.
    Roman shades concord, ca

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  10. I love both fabrics but personally would look for a wide neutral strip or a neutral solid. I feel like the shape of the chair has lots of personality and maybe the prints could become too busy... Maybe. I know whatever you do will turn out great though because it always does :) --Kim Meyer

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    1. That's a good point Kim! Ideally I would love to do a solid metallic linen but trying to work with what I have to save a few $! It's a pretty wide chair so hopefully it can handle the print if I go that route. Thanks for the ideas!

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  11. Janna, I am just loving that blue-green print- it's got such personality! :)

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