Help me out here, will ya?
The chairs. THE chairs. You know the ones - they almost started a rumble between Matt and I when I spotted them on the side of the road? Yeah! THOSE CHAIRS. Well, I didn't want to invest a ton of cash into them(did you know it would have been well over $700 to have them professionally reupholstered?!), and lately I am loving the look of canvas in homes, so I decided to go out on a limb and try to reupholster them with drop cloths (drops cloths are really just huge pieces of 8oz. canvas). I know. That is weird, but I can be a little weird. And I thought it would be fun and casual and very Miss Mustard Seed.
So - I started reupholstering them. HOLY CANNOLI YOU GUYS. I think the best way to describe it is something that I muttered to Matt on the first night that I started...
"It is like a present that just gets worse and worse as you unwrap it"
No, not the ones on my face - although I am not a huge fan of those either now that you mention it.
There are some wrinkly type folds on the chair - which believe it or not was sort of the look I was going for - but now that it is actually staring me in the face, I am having a lot of second thoughts.
So let's get to a pic, shall we? I sort of posted two last week in the 'things you do' post and in the Christmas tree post, I wondered if anyone would pick up on it, but no one did! Also - as you will see in the picture below - I REALLY need to update our living room tour - it is very different now.
Here is another picture, without the pink chair to distract...
I am torn. I half really like how the canvas relaxes the very formal chairs, but my inner OCD is telling me that the wrinkles are not okay (canvas really does not have enough give in it to make the curves it needs to make on the 'wings'). I do love how the light canvas lightens up a very dark room though, and I like the idea of being able to throw fun pillows on them and let the pillows really strut their stuff instead of having a bold print on the chair that I might not like in a year or two.
Thoughts? Keep plugging along? Start over? Burn them?
**Also also - can we talk about how awful my title was? 'Chair'-ity? What the what?