Today’s post finds us “re”visiting the dining room chair fabric considerations. If you missed the first part or need a refresher you can find it here. Locating an image to show the look I’m going for is not as easy as you would think. Fun, but not easy.
I was thrilled to find the above image and couldn’t wait to share it. It’s truly a decorative inspiration, and does beautiful justice to show the color for the dining chairs as I see it in my mind’s eye.
While not the color I am going for, the above image shows the general idea of how I want the paint application to look. The distressed(aged) effect will definitely come into play, but to what amount I’m not sure. Not to worry, nailheads will be revisited. After careful reconsideration, I am leaning towards replacing the original nailheads with newer, smaller and more decorative ones. I hope by the time you finish reading this post it will not be too confusing. Hang on friends, my train of thought is not that confusing nor is the dining room chair redo project. That’s the beautiful thing about home decor projects- our colorful world will still exist if paint and fabric mistakes are made.
Choosing paint color is a breeze for me. Choosing fabric is not, and this is the reason I’ve been known to have a Carrie Bradshaw moment. One of my favorite lines from Sex And The City is from the episode A “Vogue” Idea. As Carrie enters the accessories closet at Vogue she sees before her several hundred items lining up to make her Vogue dreams come true. As she tries to absorb the moment, couture sensory overload takes over. With beating heart and fashionista eyes wide open she exclaims, “Oh, my God! It’s too good! I’m sorry, but it’s… it’s too good! This is too much! How can this be?” Believe me, I get it! I’ve stared at so many lovely and wonderful fabric samples over the last week that I now find my interior design and home decor eyes in fabulous overload. And may I just add that it is all so very good!
These samples have laid the groundwork for the fabric selection. Of course, the final selection will be based on how the color of the chairs comes out. One never knows what one will screw up.
We are driving up to North Louisiana next month on business. I’ve informed Dave the Builder a side trip to Fabulous Fabrics is now on the schedule. I’m sure he is utterly thrilled, but I’m determined to leave no stone or fabric bolt unturned. After all, shopping is the best part of the “re” process.