I have been trying to decide what fabric to use on my pink wing back chairs for months. I go back and forth on something toile (LOVE toile), but that limits the color, something floral for a more cottage look, something plaid just because I love plaid. I would like to get a new sofa someday and I want the fabric for these chairs to be colorful so it is easier to match with something else.
Yesterday I was at the Old Pottery store. They have a remnant table. $4.99 per yard, but you have to buy whatever the yardage is. I found a large remnant that I loved. The colors are rich, but also in softer tones.
The patterns are kind of formal floral, but when you study it, you will see fun things going on.
It's almost a Dr. Seuss look with the stripes added in the veins of the leaves and in some flower petals. So fun!
I also adore the wooden branches that wind through the fabric.
This fabric has every color imaginable. This weekend I am going to Joann's and shop for a large plaid for the sides of the seat cusions and inside flaps of the skirts and fronts of the arms and another coordinating fabric for the piping.
I hope to start recovering (not slipcover) my chairs this weekend or beginning of next week. I will share a How-To soon.
Next will be my son's chair in his room.
Be Inspired! -Karol :0)