You may or may not remember when I was talking about reupholstering this chair.
I ordered the mentioned Shumacher fabric in two pieces, last week I finally received the second piece (the date I ordered and paid for it you ask? October 16... uh huh, omg).
Darling requested for his birthday that we get the chair done/started. The chair is from his childhood home and he loves the idea of giving it a new life and keeping it around + it's a great chair that needs some lovin' on.
Originally, I had fallen in love with the idea of a chevron backing (the Schumacher is definitely a splurge for my budget, it makes sense to work a two-tone number) like LGN did with this piece:
I paired a few fabrics together myself:
I think Navy/Ivory is my favorite here. (All fabrics in this post from here.)
Although I do still really like the chevron, a nice solid could really make the colorful chinoiserie pop:
I think I'm most drawn to navy or slate.
This is very similar to my couch, you know, for some context..
The more I have looked into upholstering the chair myself, the more I doubt my ability to execute the project. The tufted back of the chair + the expensive fabric make me doubt that this will be the best place to attempt my first DIY upholstery. That said, if I wanted to paint the wood of my chair beforehand, how would I go about that? (Jess, help!) Do I peel back the existing upholstery and paint the frame before taking it to be upholstered? Is it a non-option really? hrmm. And on that note, I wonder if any Memphians reading this blog post know of any good upholsterer's (word?). I thought maybe to call Toad Hall Antiques and ask them if they recommend anyone...
The topic of "The Difficulty I have With Making Decisions" will have to wait for another day. It would only take my entire life to explain it to you. You don't have to choose for me, I'm just looking for a little advice/second opinions so I don't just feel stranded. Feeling stranded = no progress and I'd like to get it done, I'd like to put to use what I've gotten so far instead of letting it be another project fallen by the wayside.
Thank you, thank you for your input