I've rather neglected my home lately. I've been too busy to even think about the little bits and pieces that NEED to be done. However, I have decided that I MUST take time out to complete these jobs on my mental to do list. And I'm starting with my lovely old leather armchair which sits quietly and with charm in my sitting room. It needs a new cover for the seat. It came to me without a cushion so I bought one probably a year ago and have been meaning to get the job done ever since. The chair came from our local tip, can you believe anyone would throw it out!
Heres how it looks now...
It's not even a proper cover! Just the fabric wrapped around it. I should, and I am, ashamed of myself...its not as if I can't sew!
The thing is I need some help deciding on the fabric. I have plenty in my fabric stash to choose from, perhaps too much, so I've gone through and selected the ones I think will work the most.
I have decided on a few musts...
the fabric has got to be hard wearing (so decoupaging is out!)
it can't be too light as I have messy cats
it has to fit in with the rest of the room
it also has to make a statement (I think the chair deserves it)
So here are my choices so far.
This is a plain vintage olive green woven fabric. Slightly irredescent and it picks out the green in my artichoke oil painting on the wall. What do you think? maybe too plain?
Two jazzy Prestigious (I think) fabrics, one in a duck egg blue and the other in a reddy orange. Too funky for me?
Another green but this time floral by Designers Guild. I quite like this one. It's quite contemporary but does it look abit like camoflage fabric?!
Next is a Laura Ashley with stripes and roses. On the right is a bright Cath Kidston floral. Perhaps they are too light?
Next, a red floral by Romo and then Laura Ashleys Wisley (love it on my mannequins, not sure about my armchair).
I'm completely undecided but I can look over these images and have a good think, although I'm beginning to wonder if I shouldn't go back to the drawing board as I'm not sure any of them fits the bill. I'll probably end up not being able to choose and my poor old armchair will spend another year or so uncovered!
So if you could lend me a hand and tell me which you prefer, I would be very much obliged. Lucyxx