Thursday, June 7, 2012

dining room update

I've been playing with options working hard on the chairs.
I was still considering having them done professionally, today I got the estimate,
 $230 each plus 2 yards of fabric each.
So...my motivation for doing them myself is to buy something fun with the $$ I save.

I (actually, WE - thank you, mr. simple) almost have them both uncovered.
Here a a few fabric samples I started with, no decisions yet.
Remember, I'm planning to use two coordinating fabrics. 


Casual linen look.


These are much dressier, both fabrics have a gray/silver metallic thread.


This large pattern has gold metallic thread and linen look background. 


Sorry I didn't get them all in the photo, I hadn't planned to post this...  


Any favorite?
I've also been scouring Craigslist for the other four chairs, no luck yet.
Stay tuned... 

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
Thank you for all of your encouragement that I can recover these,
it truly wouldn't be near as much fun without you!




37 comments:

Jenny said...

I like the casual linen look - great prints!

HarlowsExclusive said...

Tough decision these are all such great combinations! I think I like the first casual linen look or the dressy silver look. Hmmm.....good luck deciding!

Judy said...

Three great choices but I think my favorite is the first one with the black and white and zebra print combo. Can't wait to see what you chose...

Judy

Nancy said...

Hi Pam, LOVE your fabric choices, but I think the first group will make a huge designer statement.. my next choice is the 3rd set, classy and elegant like you! Have a great weekend.
xo Nancy
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Debby Steele said...

I am loving #1 the casual linen choice! Can't wait to see the finished results. xo

Holly said...

I know you can do it and after you read a few tutorials you'll have your own "Pam" method down and will be able to share with us. I love that fabric on the far left of your last photo (also shown in your first photo) but I like it paired with that metallic pebble/floral fabric. Are you still looking for fabrics? Or did you narrow it down to these? mmm...I'm going to have to keep thinking about this. I think it will also depend on the lines of the chairs you choose too.

Cathy Wall said...

OOOhh how lovely! I'm going with the crowd on this, love the casual linen look. A close 2nd is look #3. You've got taste girl!

Amanda said...

Holy moly! Im loving the 1st two for sure! Of course Im sure whatever you choose will be amazing. Im dying to know the name of the fabric in the 1st two- email me if you dont mind sharing the name. :-) www.amandaeck@hotmail.com

Dana Frieling said...

You can't go wrong with any of those selections. So pretty! Can't wait to see if you pick the one I think you will.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I think you should go with the first one. I love it! Could you tell me who the manufacture is on the 3 fabric. I have a client who has the raindrop looking fabric on her dinning room chairs and that 3rd fabric would look great with it.

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Hmmm, you've got some tough choices there! I think I like the little bit of cleaner look of the first two, but I know whatever you choose will be stunning. Hang in there, I think the breaking down is the hardest part. Have a great weekend, Pam!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I like them all. Are you planning on keeping the rug? I like the large pattern with gold metallic/linen look - it is elegant and casual and would be perfect if you are mixing things up. Have to start working on my dining room chairs.

Lori said...

I was literally oooh-ing and ah-ing as I scrolled through your selections. You have such a way with fabrics, Pam. I LOVE them all. I love the bold look of #1 but also the subtle neutral #3. I'm no help, because if I were faced with this decision, I would call the expert--YOU!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great choice of fabrics!!! Can't wait to see the chairs finished. Going to be gorgeous! All the fabrics are so pretty, but the first is my favorite! :)

Terra Verde said...

I am in love with the first one- casual linen!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

I really like all of them, but i must say that the third picture is my favorite. however, whichever you choose you can't go wrong.. they are all great :)


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Ispirato Design said...

Hi there- stopped by to say thanks for following and only needed to scroll through your last few posts before I knew I had to follow you back. Regarding the fabrics- I love the first one but truly they are all great. The post about the mismatched chairs is so packed with inspiration- right up my alley!!!

Leslie said...

Love the linen :) all are gorgeous!

leslie

Simple Dwellings said...

Love the linen look! You can definitely recover these chairs! I have complete faith! :)

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I have absolutely no doubt that you will be able to tackle this project. My vote is for the linen...... so chic, yet inviting! Have a great weekend.

Gretchen said...

I like the dressier fabric but that's just me. You'll figure it out and I know they will be fabulous.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love the linen....the prints and the fact that linen is both simple and elegant. Can't wait to see it all come together....whichever fabric you choose.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the first set is my absolute hands down favorite!

Melissa @ Rooms said...

The first and second options are the ones that jumped out at me. All great choices though;)

Eclectically Vintage said...

Number 1 is the hands down winner in my book! Good luck on your Craigslist search - I just sold 2 chairs I didn't need anymore. Out with the old and in with more old!
Kelly

Jill Elaine said...

ok i'm not reading the other comments I'm just going to go with my honest opinion! My fav is the one one the left in that last pic. But I think maybe the one on the right might look the most like you going on the photos of you home and stuff you like:)

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

I love #1 - that damask is gorgeous!! I can't wait to see what you chose!!! Exciting project.
Hope you have a great weekend, lovely!

Anonymous said...

I love the first one. Also, it is very interesting that your wall paint color changes to blend with each fabric. Would love to know the maker of the first set.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

All of your fabric choices are wonderful....You have impeccable taste, so I am sure that you will be choosing the one that you truly love....

Ange said...

Oooh, great choices! The 1st and the gold ones are my favorites, you made it really hard to pick though. Good luck, I'm sure whatever you choose will look awesome!

jk said...

I love the first one. Can you tell where and what the fabrics are from? It's like fancy meets wild...I'm loving it. Can't wait to see which one you pick!

Danica H said...

Luv ALL of the fabrics..........
Do you mind telling me where you found them?
dncamup@gmail.com

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Your garden is beautiful. Love all the details you added. The tub with the glass balls in it is such a great idea. Also love the little out door room.

Calypso In The Country said...

Beautiful! The order I like them in is #1 then #2, then #3. Can't wait to see what you pick!
-Shelley

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

I'm actually digging the middle group with the cheetah!

Hyphen Interiors said...

I think my favorite is the first one, but it's such a personal choice as it depends on the overall look you are going for. They are all great choices. Can't wait to see them done! And yep, nothing like estimates to get you motivated, huh!

ECKDesign said...

first choice! =o)

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