Monday, November 17, 2008

{4 chairs & a contest}

I recently found this chair at D.I. and thought it had potential! Yes, it was hard to see past the bright red mohair fabric and the gold details, but with some sanding, a fresh coat of paint, and a new seat, I thought it would be lovely!

I painted it pale blue, but I'm having a hard time deciding on a fabric for the seat.
This is where you come in! There are four choices below. After you look at them, vote on the right side of my blog and tell me which you love the best!
(Keep in mind, the chair cushion will be fuller after I add more foam and there will be no wrinkles. This is just to get an idea!)
Chair #1: Yellow + White Stripe

Chair #2: Black + White Print

Chair #3: White Matelasse

Chair #4: Black + White Toile
Oh, and just to spice things up a bit, if you vote and leave a comment, you'll be entered in a drawing to win these babies. So if you've been lurking in the shadows, here's your chance to say hi! Who knows, you might just win a little turquoise!

You have until Wednesday night to vote & comment so don't procrastinate! Do it now!

39 comments:

Jill said...

You're so funny. I love your blog! Very creative!

Scott and Lindsey said...

I like the yellow.

Jess said...

Voted and left a comment--I like the yellow too. It is so bright and fun and looks great with the blue! And, I love the earrings!

alyssa said...

I voted for #2, I like that pattern :)

Steph Corwin said...

ohh so fun! I voted for #2 because I love that pattern, but the yellow is cute too!

Heather said...

ooohh its a heavy toss us between 2 and 4 but I really love the 4 think just a bit better :)

caitlin said...

I really like all of them, but I went for the yellow as well, cause it's a fun splash of color, and I think every space needs a little of that. Good luck!

sohobutterfly said...

I deffo like #2 and #4 best. If I *had* to choose, I'd go for #2 because it's bolder. But I soooooooo love toile as well!! Decisions, decisions.

April said...

Hehe. My vote was between chairs #1 and #2. I went with #1, which is seeming to be the most popular. I like the splash of color. It's cheerful and fun.
As are you.

Meesh said...

Very cute Shan! I love that you are doing a little contest. My vote is definitely for Chair #4. Love it! And I think you need to teach me how to upholster! You seem to be the upholstery queen.

Summer said...

I also voted for #2. I love the look of the fabric. But the yellow came in a very, very close second. So cute!!

Andrea said...

Hi Shan, I voted for #2. Something about the big print just cathces my eye!
Andrea

See Sherm Blog said...

How fun!!

Well, I LOVE the yellow! Its the perfect color! I want it for my house now. :-)

Sara said...

You are so creative. I love how you can look at a not so attractive chair and see potential! If all of us could be that good...

I voted for the black and white print! My fav!

Brit said...

I have to vote for:

Chair #2: Black + White Print

sweet, i love how you fix things up - you inspire me :)

Katie said...

I voted for #2! Cute!

John, Allisha, and Ezra said...

For sure #2. It would be fun to do a border in the light blue or something too!

AND I want those earings.

Jessica Kettle said...

numero dos for shizzle. I think the more modern print spices things up a bit!

sarah marie p said...

I love how crafty creative awesome you are! You rock!!! And you always find the best stuff!

That chair is super cute. Love the blue ... and I love the yellow & white stripe!!!

Those earrings are adorable too.Ooh I hope I win.

Thanks so much for adding the scarf blog button! :)

Bethany said...

I voted for the yellow stripe. Love it! Although the black and white print was a very close second.

paula said...

Good Eye Girl! My vote was for the toile. I also loved the yellow stripe but I think if you go with #4 print, it is more versatile if you like to change up the looks of your rooms a lot (like me).

Could you please randomly draw my name for the earrings? You know I have a secret love affair with torquoise right?

Katy said...

I love the yellow!!! It brings out a vintage feeling I feel like more than the others. :-) so fun!!!

Lisa K said...

I wish I was creative. I don't have a creative bone in my body.

From the Life of Jen B said...

so cute! love #2, its very organic feeling...love it!

Karlie said...

I keep seeing chairs on the side of the road, (you know for the fall city clean up) and thinking to myself, I bet Shan could fix that one up. lol love it.

Tricia said...

I love it. It is so unique. (I voted for the stripes, but #2 is good too.)

McCall said...

i say black and white toile...and i need some of your reupholstering expertese (how do you spell that?) so, beware of me. ;)

Megan said...

#2!The black and white print. It just makes the chair *pop*
nice earrings and a great giveaway!

tai and joe said...

You are so crafty I love it. Are we not your blog friends anymore?

Robster said...

My vote is for number 1! But, 2 is a close second!

Girl, you make me so jealous with your bargain finds and craftiness/design skill that is used to make them beautiful!

Aubrey said...

Ok, so I'm not voting and leaving a comment just to win those ridiculously cute earrings (i mean, of course I want to win them!) but serioiusly Shan, I love the yellow and white stripe with that pale blue. It's to die for.

The Smith Family said...

Uh... #2, it's a no brain-er! LOL jk. I love that you are so creative. I just feed off of you, when you do stuff like this! Oh and PS...Love the earrings. Super cute.
I think I might need to do a giveaway on my blog soon. It's much needed! Hey, we need to go to real deals again TOO! Oh oh, I was going to tell you. Rod Works has a clearance center now! Whaaaat... I Know right? But it's all the way in freakin' LEHI! So me and Monika, and I think Alyssa are going to head up there this Thursday morning. You prob. are working but we thought of you and totally want you to come... if you can. We're leaving bright and early at about 9:15 am and we'll be back before noon (the girls have to pick up their kids from school) Anyway, if you can come... call me!
Shelley

Brienne said...

I vote for #2 :)

Talia said...

I have to vote for the yellow stripes, just because blue+yellow is one of my favorite color combinations. I have it everywhere in my house! :) All those fabrics are wonderful though... whatever you decide will look fabulous!
I just love love love how clever and crafty you are. I dream of finding a cute chair like that to redo someday. Such an inspiration!

Gavin, Laura, and Sydney said...

Wow Shan. So THAT is how you get 34+ comments -- make it a competition! :) Well, I just wanted to say that I love the black & white print. It won't compete with the blue (like the yellow kinda does), it is more interesting than the white matelasse, and although I like the toile, I have the same fabric on some throw pillows -- so personally I am tired of it! :) So, my (long-winded) vote is chair #2!!

Meg and Alex said...

Hey Shan that is such a cute idea, I like chair number two, from what your house looks like it seems it would match the best too. It was good to see you the other day! Look at all your comments you go girl!

Kim said...

I vote for #2. I like the pattern of the fabric and it looks the most distinguished. What do you do with only one chair though? I am so NOT a decorator!

The Marquardt Family said...

I vote the yellow stripe! That is the most fun. Toile is #2. Love ya

cathycan said...

ooh...no.1 or no.2???
eeny,meeny, miny, mo
choose a fabric by its flow(fast forward)
y-o-u spells.....
Number two!!