I have salvaged these chairs with great bones from furniture exile. You all might remember them from my post The Island of Misfit Furniture? Well this post is dedicated solely to the chairs! Here is a photo of the chairs where they have lived for years and years...my parents barn!
My great grandmother Hazel painted them PINK and then "antiqued" them with gold. Apparently that was in fashion in the 50's?? But I love their fleur-de-lis detail and the delicate backs, so I decided to rescue them and make them glamorous once again! This photo is the day we got them out of the barn and scrubbed them free of dust and grime (they were so happy to see sunlight!).
I forgot to take pictures of the "during," but here the chairs are after a light sanding and a few coats of glossy black spray paint. It was (surprisingly?) hard to get coverage over that shocking pink. I think they are so graceful now! My dad made supports for the seats because some of them were missing seats entirely, and now its time to upholster! Here is where y'all come in: Please leave me a comment--which fabric do you prefer? Things to keep in mind: will I get totally sick of the fabric? Also, I want to be able to move these chairs from room to room depending on where I need them. I don't want them to be too boring though!
Fabric Choice A: Amy Butler. Very modern and MOD. Gray and yellow--my current favorite color combination.
Fabric Choice B: Jungle Print. This was the losing fabric from my Footstool Makeover.
Fabric Choice 3: This neutral ikat. I am loving brown with black right now, and although ikat is very trendy right now, I think it has staying power. Am I deluding myself? Also, is this absurd with fleur-de-lis?
Fabric Choice 4: This one is a textured monochromatic tromp-l'oeil, in VERY neutral beige. Is it too light so that it will show stains and marks? I think this is the most traditional fabric by a long shot--is it too boring?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post comments because I would love input on this!!