The no. 1 rule to decorating your home is to make decisions. Don’t be afraid to commit to something because guess what? You can always change it after you’ve lived with it for a while and realized that it’s not your cup o’ tea. I am a true believer of this rule and I’ll be the first to admit when I’ve flubbed on a design. BUT I won’t just change it right away, I’ll let it sit for a month or so until I really know how much I hate it. Do you remember my Hepplewhite chair of yore?
I bought this chair for $14 at a flea market almost 2 years ago, then a few months later I settled on a paint color, then after months and months and months I chose the “perfect” fabric, and then after 8 months of staring at my finished product I wasn’t quite satisfied. I loved the bright white frame, and the bold pattern of the fabric, but something just wasn’t right.
While I was home for Christmas I found a mecca of designer fabric remnants I’d been hoarding in my old closet and had forgotten all about. While digging through some beauties [that I can't wait to use for other projects] I found this little gem..
Mmmm now what’s not to love? It’s a fun twist on chevron, it’s navy, and it’s F. Schumacher. It also retails for $80/yd to the trade but I got it fo free! And it just happened to be the perfect size for the seat of my chair. Can we say meant to be? Youbetcha! So I removed the previous not-doing-much-for-me fabric.
And wrapped my new [old] fabric around the seat cushion and stapled away.
I was sure to center the chevron points with the middle of the seat of my chair, otherwise the uneven pattern would drive me bonkers!
So much better right? I just love the contrast of the navy with the bright glossy white paint. I’m not in love with that pillow as a permanent feature on this chair, but that’s how it looks right now, so we’ll see what happens in a couple of months. Or sooner if I can light a fire under my butt to start sewing some pillows from the stack of fabric I have collecting dust.