Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New fabric seat covers for the dining chairs

This past weekend I made another trip to the fabric store and drug Brian along to get his opinion on fabric to cover the dining room chair seats. As you may have noticed I like to get Brian's opinion on things. Not because I can't make up my mind (although that sometimes is the case!) but I like his input because I want him to feel as happy in our home as I do.

I showed him the fabric I liked and asked what he thought, he didn't really have much of an answer until I gave him my interpretation of the different fabrics. "This fabric here would say we're young and fun, but this one would be if we wanted a more sophisticated vibe", etc.  Brian picked the young and fun. :o)

I bought a yard to try it out and see how it looked on the chairs.  Here is a picture of our newly painted and seat-covered dining chair:

Here you can see the fabric a bit closer-up.  It has shades of blue, yellow, green to match the walls, and a bit of light-brown that ties in our painted rug.  

Although the fabric has a lot to the pattern, the muted colors make it not too harsh .......... and nothing can match the green of our walls for intensity :o)
Here's the initial canvas fabric I tried next to the new fabric.  The old fabric is nice, but the new pattern is more fun and cheerful.

I also think the new fabric goes a bit better with the shelf-paper stripes of the corner cabinet in the upper right of the picture, they play off each other well.

I know the new fabric might not be everyone's cup of tea but it makes us happy.  Now I'm hoping to find a nice dining table.  I was thinking something like this, either left in it's natural state or painted white and distressed:

Ah, those chairs would have been the "sophisticated choice" if we kept the the initial canvas fabric.  Oh well, I think the fabric we chose ties in with the style of our house :o)

Sharing at:

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Kari said...

I love the fabric choice with the paint color - beautiful!

Donene said...

They turned out beautiful! Love the colors!

Linda said...

Thanks for the positive feedback and for stopping by! It's hard to capture the true colors of the fabric and chairs but we really like them.
Thanks again!
Linda :o)

. said...

The fabric was a beautiful choice! It goes perfectly with your chairs. :)

The Painted Parlor said...

Way cute! Fun, fresh and full of style!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I think your fabric is darling- great choice! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday :)

Emily at The Fine House said...

Hi Linda,

Love your chairs! Super cute :)

Linda said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments! I'm yard-saling this weekend so hopefully I will have some good finds to share ...... I'm dreaming of a new table! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Linda :o)

Nena3110 said...

Like, like, like!

Kate said...

Your fabric choice is perfect! It adds color without being over-powering. Can I ask where you found it??? Thanks!

Linda said...

Thanks! I found the fabric at Joann's fabric store. It is an outdoor canvas fabric so hopefully it holds up pretty well as chair covers.
Thanks again!
Linda :o)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hey there- just stopping back by to say thank you for linking up these lovely little chairs to Feathered Nest Friday! Hope you will come share again soon :)

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