I purchased this lovely chair to go in my hall way. I have found a local guy who can recover it for me for £120 but I need some inspiration. What colour should I go with and what should I do with the legs ? Hall floor is cream polished porcelain with cream walls and the only other item in the hall is a chest of drawers like in the photo. I was going to use a duck egg blue chenille as this is the colour in my lounge and it could be dragged in for extra seating. Or do I go for something really striking ?
Don't play it safe with duck egg! It only has to co-ordinate with cream so the world's your oyster! We covered our chair In this which I'm sure won't necessarily be your taste but I do think you need to do something exciting, rather than safe. romo mirabel
Wow I love all these suggestions, I have decided against Duck egg, I think it might be too bland and as you all say I should make a statement. Kitsmummy I love your chair, did you have it recovered or did you do it yourself ?. I am steering towards a bright pink or purple, maybe something oriental. I went to Dunelm at lunchtime for inspiration and saw some really luxurious fabrics.
Yes that's nice Haveto, definitely more interesting than duck egg!
Nessus, the chair took a lot more than you'd think to look at it, from memory it was either 4 or 5 metres. The upholsterer got me a slight discount on the fabric but it still worked out around �200 fabric and �200 labour, so recovering a chair is certainly not a thrifty option!!!
Thank you Kitsmummy. And to you HaveToWearHeels for starting the thread.
I have 2.5 metres of Lelievre Tilt in Chartreuse and a freecycled 1960s Club Chair I want to pimp upcycle hence wanting an idea of how much fabric it would take and a general idea of labour cost in advance. Hoping fabric will be sufficient as no pattern matching to consider.