I’m close to finishing my small, Adam style armchair which has been hanging around in the background now for some time. Picked up at auction, it was presentable but covered with an odd, blue corduroy and filled with a mix of foam and masking tape!
Thing is, I’ve hit a problem. My original vision for this chair just hasn’t worked out, I wanted a plain, vibrant yellow or mustard fabric with a slightly felt-like feel that would give it a gentle contemporary edge allowing the chair back to take centre stage. So I found the fabric, ordered a meter and set to work….and then stopped. I hate it. I have somehow managed to take a beautiful piece of furniture with so much potential and make it look like it should be in the reception seating section of the Viking Direct office catalogue. Bum.
I did consider persevering with it to see if I liked it any more once it was finished, but I trust my judgement on this. If I don’t like it now, I’m never going to like it.
So it’s over to you – I’ve trawled my fabric stash, come up with some alternatives (pictured below) and thought we could play ‘fabric idol’! It’s a kind of interactive blog thing that I’m sure is going to take off in a big way and before we know it all the cool kids will be playing along. So, which is your favourite? I’m planning on going with the consensus – answers on a postcard……
Option 1 – a lovely tall ships print from Ikea, it’s not ideal for upholstery as it’s not particularly heavy, but I see this as more of a display chair anyway!
Option 2 – a roses motif on a grey background, fairly traditional but I thought I might set the pattern off centre to play with the symmetry a bit
Option 3 – a St Jude’s fabric as used in my first ever project, I have enough left to do this chair too
Happy voting – the winner will be announced this time next week!