I’ve been a bit uninspired lately when it comes to home decor projects. Maybe it’s the great weather we’ve been having or the fact that our house is almost to a point where I can stand it’s incomplete state. I said almost. There is always a project brewing in my crazy head, and one of those is salvaging a little chair I’ve had for quite some time. Sure, I could buy a new chair that better fits our needs, but what would be the fun in that?
Here’s our sad little chair, filling the void of our newly acquired office corner. It has a curved, canned back with an upholstered seat (the picture isn’t the best, but I don’t feel like getting off of the couch to take another one – yay for lazy Saturday!). I’ve had this chair since sophomore year of college, when I moved into a white on white apartment and had the urge to pop some color into the space in my early decorating days. I make a bedskirt and pillow, all in bright golds, greens and turquoise, and paired them with this cheapo chair my Mom and I found at an antique store. We painted it royal blue and threw on some gold fabric to go with my uber colorful new bedding. That would have made quite a nice little blog post, eh? Anywho, this chair no longer fits into our decor and I’d like to make it a bit more 2009. I recently stumbled upon this picture on a blog called Made By Girl and got really excited. Like when you figure out the solution to a problem that’s been bothering you for months. Of course I should paint my chair white and add a modern fabric. It’s so obvious!
So during our lazy Saturday (which turned into a day of Panera and getting new cell phones), I popped into Calico Corners to see if I could find some inspiration. And by golly, I just may have.
This picture is a bit off from reality, but let me paint you a pretty little picture. The print is fairly large scale, so I would just get a little taste of the yellow. The gray is a nice cool color and the white in the leaves is actually super white so the fabric has a lot of yummy contrast. The little bit of yellow will also go nicely with the yellow lamp shade I made for this room. Thoughts? Scott’s out of town next weekend so I’m sure I’ll need a project to keep myself preoccupied. :) Any other awesome fabrics I should consider?
Images courtesy of Calico Corners and Made by Girl. Oh, and me.