Monday, August 1, 2011

Blue & White Ikat: Inspired by Miss Mustard Seed

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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!
Sarah of A Beach Cottage will be the next feature in the Authentic Style Series. Get ready to link up! If you are not familiar with Sarah's style, go check out her beachy loveliness in her Oz cottage...

 Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. what a fabulous punch of Blue! beautiful!

  2. Pretty fabric! I love the fresh blue and white against the beautiful wood tone.


  3. I am so enamored with ikat! It looks fantastic on the chair, I think you'll like it for a long time!

  4. Two of my favorite fabrics "ticking and ikat" it doesn't get better then that. Sea Witch

  5. your chair is gorgeous, amy! love its structure and the ikat adds a modern edge!

  6. You did a great job! I like the contrast between the ikat fabric and the rustic feel of the chair frame.

  7. That fabric is really pretty. I love it on your chairs!

  8. Oh wow, I am considering that fabric for my office curtains. Isn't it nice! Great choice for the chair, it's like a little surprise under the table :-)


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