Thursday, June 16, 2011

Help Me Choose

I found this chair in all of it's orange velvety glory at GW a few weeks ago. $3. 87! THREE dollars and 87 cents. Amazing. Sturdy with perfect caning.
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Now, I am not a sewer. I could sew a straight line if my life depended on it, but that's where my skills end. So I was pretty stuck on the cushions. I hemmed and hawed for a few weeks until I tried to take the chair apart, and it turns out I could just recover the seat board and get rid of the cushions all together! Done and done!

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I really like it...but I'm not 100% sold on the fabric. I have these other options too (poor lighting...sorry!)...what do you think?
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Help a sister out?

~Allison

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27 comments:

Christina said...

Ooooh I love the light gray fabric...light gray and white look so classy together :)

Julie said...

Great little makeover, Allison! I guess the main decider on fabric is the style of the room it's going in, but I like the yellow or the gray choices in the picture myself. Good luck!

Grateful Gramma said...

I love the blue piece.

Brandi said...

great deal on the chair Allison. it's even better that it was in great condition. i like the red and white fabric best.

Stacey said...

Nice chair Allison! Looks a lot like the one i found the other day, but better! Can't wait to see what you choose, but if it were me, i would go for the blue patterned fabric...that will look awesome! I actually have the red one on some pillows at my house and that's cute, too. Can't wait to see it - what a bargain!!!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Katie said...

Less than $4?! What a steal! It looks so much nicer now! I think the fabric on it now looks fine, but out of the other fabrics I think the yellow or red fabrics would look wonderful too!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Great deal and beautiful makeover! I like the red and the blue, the two on the right. Have fun! Can't wait to see the result!

Teresa said...

I vote for the red and white. So cheerful!

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

I really like the one you already put on it, but I also like the blue one. I'm partial to blue though :).

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

i like the white with the red flowers....and i love the chair, beautiful find...

Jenn said...

I like the red and white. I want one! Makes me look at those kind of chairs at GoodWill a little differently.

Jaime said...

Allison the mustardy yellow one, any pattern will definitely compete with all that caning. You could add a small lumbar pillow in a coordinating stripe to break up all that caning. The white was a good choice, peach and gold not so much. Or get a drop cloth at HD, you'll be using it on every chair makeover.

Jenny said...

Afraid that you will get so many different opinions you won't get a consensus! I love the blue in the upper right as the first choice and the red and white toile-ish as my second choice. Both colors will "pop" against the white. Love cane chairs!

Mindy said...

i like the yellow one and the red and white one :)

Marine to a Housewife said...

go gray! =)

Megan said...

I like the blue one!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i like the gray or the swirly blue, but it really depends on where you are putting it. where is it going and what are the colors in there? are you wanting casual and subtle, or are you wanting pop! do you want modern (swirly) or classic (the red and white)... just some things to consider!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

it looks great! I love the snakeskin looking fabric and the blue. I think they would all look great just depends on the look you are going for.

Cynthia said...

Lovely chair... looks great in white. I would vote for the red and white!

Erin said...

OMG! What a fabulous find! **swoon** I love the blue and white fabric...would look so crisp and clean with the white paint on the chair! LOVE!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I like the blue one and the gray one!!!

Now, will you come over and help me pick a paint color? Please!!!

A Lived in Home said...

I like the red and white one or the blue! The chair is fabulous though!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Love this chair! I think I may have the "cousin" to this chair. Different style but has the lovely orange velvet and caning as well. This is what I did:http://hodgepodge-babselou.blogspot.com/2011/04/re-vamped-chair.html

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The Prairie Homemaker said...

First off, I want YOUR GW. Ours is so over priced I never bother anymore.
Second, I love the red and white fabric. I actually made an apron for a dear friend out of that not long ago! I wish I had more of it!
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Cindy said...

My personal favorite would be the red/white and then find/purchase a red pillow for the back:) Great job!

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

material with red and white!