After weeks and weeks of searching for the perfect material to recover my breakfast room chairs, I’m happy to say that I finally found one!
Just a quick recap in case you missed it.
A few months ago I started giving my dining room a quick makeover.
I refinished my breakfast room table.
Made new curtains and added a coffee bar.
As you can see from the picture, the material looks as if it has several shades of blues, greens and yellows.
However, when it came in it was actually several shades of teal, not blue.
Now, I had to figure out how to match up all of the blue in the room to the curtain material.
This material, Emperial Trellis, is from Ballards.
It is shown several times paired with my curtain fabric, however I worried that the green was brighter and a little too much on the mint side.
Also, it is an embroidered fabric and a little too pricey for me!
This is the Osaka Bamboo Trellis fabric from Spoonflower.
Not only is it similar to the Ballard’s fabric, it is a perfect match to my curtain fabric.
Winner, winner chicken dinner!
Remove the chair pad from the chair.
In all honesty, since there was no piping to deal with, I was hoping that I could simply cover the cushions with the new fabric.
However, as you can see, the old striped fabric could clearly be seen through the new fabric.
The old fabric had to come off.
Did I mention that I hate the tedious process of removing the staples?
When I remove staples from furniture there are always a few bloody knuckles before the project is over!
So much fun.
Once the staples and fabric were removed, I positioned the new fabric making sure that the pattern was centered.
Then using a staple gun, I attached the new fabric.
Seriously, if I could ignore the staple removal process, this is one of the easiest reupholstery projects to date.
( The fabric looks very lime here, but is really a grass green!)
It took me a long time to commit to this fabric, but I am so glad that I finally did.
Why did it take me so long?
Can you say white and green?
Don’t get me wrong, I love both colors.
But white on a dining chair?
It honestly made me a nervous wreck just thinking about it.
However, after much thought, I decided to go for it!
Did I mention that I bought lots and lots of Scotch Guard?
Seriously, I really do love the new fabric on my breakfast room chairs.
So much so that I wish I had done it a few months ago!
Now, if only I could make up my mind on the wall paint color…
Until next time.
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