I actually did a fabric project this past weekend! While searching at the fabric store for quilt material (Mom is making me one!), I came across this Ikat fabric remnant. I like the beachy blues and the fresh white. I thought about making pillows out of the fabric, and then I thought about this pair of chairs and thought I'd be a little more adventurous.
I figured out the fabric placement so that pattern repeat would be identical on both chair seats. I cut to size and used a staple gun to attach the new fabric right over the existing fabric. That way, if I change my mind (which I've been known to do!), I can easily revert back to the neutral fabric.
I used more staples than I initially thought I would need, but other than that, it was a quick and simple project. I like the blue and white (featured as a style component in the recent Authentic Style Series post about Marian at Miss Mustard Seed), which I think Marian would love! It reminds me of the blue and white drapery that she has in her dining room...
|Source: Miss Mustard Seed|
Do you see the similarities? Do you see how I was able to translate her room into one piece of furniture? While her drapes have a more floral design and my fabric features an Ikat design, both share a blue and white pattern. While her wood tones come in the form of flooring and a table top and mine comes in the form of a chair, they share the same warmth and ground the space. That's how authentic style works. Inspired by others but made your own!
Coming August 10!