Friday, January 22, 2010

"Old" old chair in living room...

I got this chair back when I was pregnant with Jackson, some eight years ago. I loved the lines of it and always planned to recover it. This much later and she's still sporting her retro covering!!
I am trying to decide do I want to use a linen type fabric or leopard print. What do you girls think??
This is the fabric I was talking about. Its osnaburg and very cheap at $2.50 a yard. I love the nubby texture of it. On the other hand, I was thinking about leopard print. I love that stuff!! I don't have any of it in my home yet.

Here is a full on front shot of the chair. You can click the picture to enlarge it. Nevermind the other junk in the picture!! ;)
Time to weigh in...
A. Leopard
B. Neutral linen look
Thanks a million!!


15 comments:

Ruth said...

I would love it in the natural linen. It is a great chair.

Ruth

Erica said...

Elise - go native!!! I've always wanted a leopard print chair for my house!!! Still looking for the chair though....;o)

Laura said...

I vote for Leopard. I'm trying to find me the "right chair" to cover in zebra. Its my favorite animal print.

Anonymous said...

You know I love my leopard chair!! :-) ...and it will hide stains. A decorator once told me to have a whimsical, unexpected item in each room.
~Dana

Mark said...

Well, since you asked...here's MY two cents. I like the linen look, but will it hold up to spit-ups, juice, chocolate, etc.? Maybe a more "patterend" linen, like one with tone-on-tone stripes, maybe a darker color. Also, I agree that you need to have one unexpected item in each room, and since you don't have any other animal print, maybe a pillow would do for you. (Although, I don't really "get" pillows on chairs-even though I have them on mine- because they really just get in the way.) So rather than a pillow, a throw. Hmmm... think about it. ps, I have the same area rug!!
Hugs to you and your belly!!
~TinaW

Amy R. said...

I know how you tire of things, so I would go neutral on the chair, but maybe a bit darker to hide stains and add a fluffy leopard pillow for your bit of whimsy. Heck maybe even cover it in a drop cloth. That would be durable.
That's my two cents...
Amy

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Neutral with a leopard pillow...

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Sorry, I have no idea about the chair.
I just wanted to come over and see how you are feeling?
Hope all is well-
Have fun figuring out the chair-Can't wait to see it!

Love,
Me.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

YESSS linen! love it..and the lines

jenjen said...

I love leopard, but maybe a linen for the chair and a fun leopard pillow. That way you can change out the look whenever you want.

Can't wait to see what you decide!

XOXO
jen

My Vintage Studio said...
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My Vintage Studio said...

Hello. This is my first visit to your lovely blog. I would pick the linen/natural fabric. Thhis would allow for so many season changes to your decorating. I would wash the fabric first...washed linen looks beautiful! Maybe use the leopard print for a handmade pillow.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Sharon

Rambling Girl said...

If it was me I would do linen cause then you can change out your pillows and decor when you what things to be changed up from season to season.

Oh I saw one sort of like this the other day and wanted it but it had a sold sign on it...I have been looking for a rocker like this for awhile but I am sure I will see one sooner or later.

Thanks for the info on Dave Ramsey...

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I am quirky and actually like it as-is!! But I would say natural linen w/ a leopard pillow.

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

lol - I DID NOT read Jens comment before I wrote mine - great minds!!