You remember the red chair, the one I was having trouble deciding on seat covering for? I tried many fabrics after asking your advice--black and white, oriental, some with bits of purple in them--but nothing seemed right, so I kept looking.
Then my friend Sandy sent me a message: "I have exactly the fabric you need!" We met for breakfast last week (what a good excuse to get together!) and she showed me her fabric. I was surprised, I admit--it wasn't like anything I had in mind. But the more I looked at it, the more I liked it. So I took it home and tried it out.
It looked fine--creamy white with a large print in greens, reds, oranges, browns and golds. It was dramatic and bold.
There were two problems, though: when I put it on the chair, the red wasn't quite right, and there wasn't enough of the fabric to cover all of the seat. But now I had a better idea of what colors I needed to look for, and I found them in this fabric:
Thanks to all of you for your input and thoughtful comments. Any one of them might have worked just as well, but this is the one that said "YES!" to me.
Now, on to the next chair, and one that will be a lot easier to complete. I think.
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