Monday, September 17, 2007

Designing Dilemma


For the last month this ugly chair has been sitting in our front room getting sideways glances from every guest that has walked through the door. I rescued her from street cleanup one night when Dan and I were walking home from dinner. I know this chair is a sight for sore eyes right now, but I definitely saw some hidden potential with the right upholstery, and I thought it could be a fun project to tackle.

I have been continuously searching online and in some local shops for just the right fabric, but I haven't been able to decide on anything. Here's where you come in-I WANT YOUR OPINION!

That means all of you-even those of you lurking around and not making comments, I would love to hear every one's opinion on which fabric you think would bring this antique beauty back to life.

I've picked out a few I really like for you to consider below, but if you find anything else fabulous, feel free to suggest it as well! I definitely look forward to hearing from you!

Click on the fabrics for links to purchase, the great thing is these are all really affordable!


20 comments:

Katie said...

I like the second one or the green one... looks like a fun project- good luck and I can't wait to see the finished product.

Adam & Molly said...

I am loving the green one.

Auntie Val said...

Caitlin,
The damask fabric (4th down) named "Enchantment" is my favorite. It has the enduring look of a clasic pattern and its pattern would match the wood carved motif at the bottom of the chair.
Let us know which one you choose.
Love,
Auntie Val

Erin said...

GREEN forsure!

Elizabeth said...

I love Enchantment but, then again, my tastes lean towards classic. :)

Jill said...

that new green one is really great - my new fave

Emma said...

I say 1 or 4. Looks like 4 is a bit more popular, but I love the color of the first one, too.

Caitlin said...

Which green one girls?
the one with the criss cross pattern or the lime green?

Suzi said...

I like 4 & 5...and the yellow one too. I guess I'm not much help.

Leslie said...

number 5.
and you are brave. :)

Jill said...

the greenest green :) number 5.

Carpenters said...

Love the blue--classic yet modern. What a great chair..

Emma said...

lime green

Cara and Jackson said...

Hi, I thought I would stop lurking and throw in a comment, I hear about you from Camilla and Molly, and I think you probably know my husband so hopefully this is not way creepy! I really like the 2nd, 4th and 5th one, not that that helps narrow it down much! Great fabrics though!
Cara Owen

Martha said...

Caitin,

Hi. Martha Fetzer, here. I'm sure my opinion is the last one you'd want. Ever since Dan sent the link, I visit your blog often. I love all of your great ideas/ fun posts. As far as the chair goes: I'm all for "Florian," and then a pillow (or two) out of the green lattice, or vice-versa (how do you spell that?). It's almost 2 am here in SLC and I've been up working on a design project way too late. My eyes may be fooling me! So, knowing that, take my opinion for what it's worth. Fun chair. Fun project. Good luck!

missy said...

Cort and I like the second, the fourth and the fifth. It's going to be so cute!

Paloma said...

I really like # 1 and # 5. I stumbled across your blog and have really enjoyed reading it. :)

Barb said...

Lurker alert!
I know Dan from high school and found your blog by way of Brynn and Jesse's! I really like Florian, too!

Kimberley said...

I like the second and second to last- what a great find- definite potential

Kristy said...

I feel like 4 or 5 go with the chair style the best, but I LOVE 1.