Monday, February 22, 2010

New chair

Hey, did you know it's a good idea to start a new project when you haven't finished the ten other projects you've already started? It's true. Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like a little procrastination.

Here's a peek at a project I started yesterday:

It's a Craigslist find that less than 24 hours ago, looked like this:

I'm thinking the tufting will have to go. I like the blue and white stripes, but I'll cover the cushions in a more neutral fabric. The stripes will still play a role, though. You'll see.

I also want to find a colorful fabric to use in another spot. Something with poppies, perhaps? I like this fabric from a bedroom designed by Sara Gilbane.

And on another note, I'm planning a trip to NYC next weekend/early next week. I'm trying to expand my horizons and go places I've never been before. The ABC Carpet and Home outlet is one of them. Let me know if you have any other suggestions!


Marija said...

Julie I have two virtually identical chairs sitting in my office waiting for some TLC! Can't wait to see what you've done with yours! Marija

Jenn's Notes said...

I found the exact same chair at my local DI. I am in the process of redoing it as well. But mine was blue. I am glad to know someone else has the same taste as me.

Julie said...

ooh, twins! I'll definitely share my finished result, and I look forward to seeing others, too.

Jan said...

Keeping the tufting, using medium or large buttons in a bright, contrasting color might also look very up to date (a la Kate spade contrasts of colors).

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