post about my love for gingham and checked fabrics?
Well, I'm now working feverishly to turn this room into a reality!
I just LOVE this fabric that is draped over my wing chair!
It's "Mani Indigo" by John Robshaw and I ordered it from House Fabric.
I originally wanted to use it for drapes (which would be totally fabulous, by the way) but two things prevented me from going that route -- 1) The cost for fabric and drapery hardware and 2) my husband hates drapes. Those two negatives made it a no-go. If it had been cheaper, then I could make my case a little better for putting up drapes he doesn't like. Ha!
So, long story short...I'm going with pillows to go on the two identical wing chairs I have flanking my sideboard. I know the scale of the pattern is large, but I think it will still work.
After the John Robshaw fabric came in, my chair fabric arrived. I promptly started taking apart a chair and now have ONE chair finished...only 5 to go! (I don't know whether to say "Woo Hoo or Oh Crap! lol).
I really, really love it! I hope six chairs in buffalo check won't freak my husband out! Even in the brown, it is still a little feminine.
And, I hope the plate wall I'm putting together isn't too girly for him, either.
Not to worry, though.
I've got some more manly stuff up my sleeve to balance things out.
I was thinking this guy might be nice...
We just won't serve beef in this room - ha!
I still have a lot of work to do. Re-upholstering the chairs is going to be the death of me, I think. There are SO MANY staples to remove!! Whoever upholstered these the first time around did not skimp on the staples. My fingers are sore.
I'll keep you updated with my progress.
Happy Tuesday, everyone!