Monday, August 9, 2010

chair woes.

hi, friends.

as i've previously mentioned, i'm on a little redecorating kick. i've adopted a new color scheme in coral, navy and gray, so i got rid of the ol' green "grandpa" chair (my mimi will be happy - she told me she was not a fan). in an attempt to find a new "comfy" chair for the living room, i headed out to the thrift store on saturday. i know a lot of people think used furniture is gross, and i know it can be, but with a little help from your friendly reupholsterer, you can really rescue some quality furniture and keep more things out of those garbage heaps! old furniture needs love, too. :)

i found this really hideous chair at the salvation army for 24.99. though i thought $25 was a little steep, it weighs 12302948923 pounds, and therefore i know it is good quality. hehe.
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i think it is so funny that i have a piece of furniture in my house featuring burgundy and hunter green fabric right now. world's worst color combo, besides peach and hunter green (which my dance studio was decorated in when i was a little girl, and i LOVED it). anyway, i digress. i have big plans for this chair, and i'm having a hard time deciding which way to go with it. i need your help!

i can't decide if i should go neutral with the fabric and colorful with the chair, or vice versa. i thought i'd paint the chair a bright color (and i did), but now i'm not so sure about it. should i paint the chair coral and have it reupholstered in one of these cute grey fabrics, or have the pillows reupholstered in a fun fabric and paint the chair grey? i'm thinking the latter...

anyway, here is the chair with burlap spread over it, and my fabric samples laying out.
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thoughts?

i'll leave you with these two photos of my favorite feline friend enjoying his new favorite resting spot:

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and


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his life is hard.

17 comments:

  1. I love that gray fabric in the front row. Really fantastic. I can see that looking really slick with a bright coral frame. But you said you weren't digging the bright frame so I'm sure whatever you come up with is going to be fantastic as usual.

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  2. I think Erin has a good idea, OR go with the gray frame and the coral bamboo fabric.

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  3. I vote for the coral bamboo fabric and gray frame!

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  4. I vote for gray chair with the coral bamboo fabric

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  5. Even before I read the comments, I thought that grey fabric would look gorgeous on a coral frame. If it's too much, how about grey fabric on the navy blue frame?

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  6. gray geometric fabric, middle swatch in the front row.

    can't wait to see what you end up choosing!

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  7. I'd go with any of the grey fabrics. You can always make a few bright pillow cases and change them out when you get tired of the look.

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  8. I just started following your blog a few weeks ago and love it! I have a personal favorite pattern...the gray geometric (I guess you would call it). I used it as the bedskirt in my son's room. Here is the link. I used it with yellows and cremes. Love the idea of gray and coral! http://scoutjones.blogspot.com/2010/02/mellow-yellow.html

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  9. I vote more subtle/neutral frame and pop-y fabric. I'm digging the Ikat print in the bottom right. It would look great with a navy that's not too blue, more black/gray undertones.

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  10. thanks you guys!

    i think i'm going with the grey "geometric" fabric, but i SITLL CANT DECIDE..hahaha...maybe one more day will help me decide..

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  11. I would absolutely go with the top grey print and keep the chair coral. I LOVE coral, but have never paired it with grey. Good idea!

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  12. I like the grey geometric as well with the coral. I'd put a dark navy pillow with a bold geometric circle of even brighter coral. How's that for a totally 'unqualified' opinion?

    p.s. wondering what a really funky tie-dyed pillow might look like if it had the right colors. LOL

    like I said,... 'unqualified' musing

    I'm sure your choice will be THE BEST :)

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  13. I think the chair would look awesome in a charcoal or white color with the upper left fabric sample or the lower right fabric.

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  14. I too vote coral frame with the grey geometric pattern fabric!

    Where on earth did you find all those great fabric swatches?! I am in the DFW area and cannot find a place that carries anything resembling those...they are great! I would love to know...if you have time! My email address is lgrozdanich@gmail.com.

    Thanks!
    Linsy

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  15. I can't believe you got rid of the grandpa chair?!?!?! Did you sell it on CL? I'm local and I would have snatched it up! Love the new color scheme though

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