Risks Have Their Rewards July 31, 2011

A few weeks ago, I was looking at fabric options, after staining an oak chair a dark walnut.

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I considered a traditional fabric…

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…but thought it was too “safe”. So I looked beyond my own fabric stash and found a leopard print, in an ultra-suede. This was not a slam-dunk fabric decision because recovering a chair is not an inexpensive proposal. With the cost of fabric and labor, you could certainly buy a new chair. (but where’s the risk in that?) So…voila!

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5 Comments

  1. Jane on August 1, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Good for you!!!! this chair looks so fabulous and the other fabric?
    Well, that can be donated, those days are long gone. I had a chaise that I literally lived on in this same fabric and it always looked great and lasted a good decade! Great choice, it looks wonderful!

    • Barbara Bussey on August 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks, Jane! Maybe I can trade my old pasley fabric for one of the armoires you talked about today!

  2. Karena on August 1, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Barbara, I adore what you have created with the leopard print, a total transformation!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

    Do come and enter my Giveaway from Dr Perricone!! It is very exciting!

  3. Dee on August 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Love the leopard!

    • Barbara Bussey on August 5, 2011 at 6:53 am

      The longer the chair sits in our family room, the more I love it! 🙂

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