Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chair love…or not?

So…I like the warmth of tropical colors

ya think?

Yesterday...as I’m passing by the David Francis workroom ...I spy it has

some bolts of fabric outside in the driveway for 4 buckeroos a yard.

a lovely chocolate cotton

striped muted linens.

I paw through...

and there in the bottom of the box is a wrinkled up mass of color

my color

and it feeeeels like liquid mercury

yep. used to play with it…in my hand…as a kidlet

explains lots.

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They have 4 yards.

It hops in my car and comes home with me.

And commences to flirt

with my big butt chair

the one from habitat.

The one desperately in need of some love

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Are they made for each other?

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Or... should ole’ big butt keep on lookin’?

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Poor loveless big butt.

56 comments:

Deborah said...

I LIKE big butts and I cannot lie! I think this fabric would really make the the big butt POP! Ewe. Make the visual stop...I also played with liquid mercury as a child...

Karena said...

Wow, beautiful fabric, this is a favorite. Perfect!

joan said...

OMG... I could cry they're so PERFECT together. Pick up that phone and call your upholsterer right this second!!! Seriously, don't question the design-gods... it was 'meant' to be!!

ahhh, the mercury thing "does" explain a lot!! (you can tell I'm feeling better as I'm only sassy when I'm healthy;)!

J - Pacha Mama said...

I concur. They go together like peanut butter & jelly.

Sharon said...

A fabric you like, and got for a steal plus a chair you love and want to refurbish? This is definitely a match made in design heaven!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

I love it, Linda! Will you upholster it yourself, or send it out?

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Lisa and Joan...The upholsterer will probably be me. But I will have the cushion softened...and maybe have them do that part.

Still deciding...causr the fabric could work on a number of things around here!

Big butt pop. Oh No.

Peanut butter and jelly....I like that!

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Linda! Love that ikat fabric! Ikat is a favourite of mine! Definitely a lovely bold print for your chair!

Hava a beautiful weekend!

Michelle

Ivy Lane said...

LOVE indeed... I would paint/stain the wood dark... ( Just my 2 cents!)

Mrs. B. Silly said...

I love, love, love it! A match made in design heaven!
GO FOR IT!!!

sinnlighet said...

It really is something magical about your fantastic blog. You have a unique ability to convey the energy forward to Sweden.

Autumn Greetings from Agneta

Ps. I hope it's ok that I add your blog to my inspiration list. Ds

Melissa said...

I forgot about the big butt chair! That fabric is gorgeous. Love the colors. And even if you decide not to use it on the BBC I'm sure you'll still find plenty of great ways to use it.

DesignTies said...

Love it. Big butt would look FABULOUS in it. DO IT!!!

Kelly

Vix said...

You've been looking for a while and then fate intervenes with this bargain Ikat and you're asking us if you should go for it?! You kidder.

CLEARLY this pairing was meant to be. Though I suppose you could drape the fabric elsewhere and see if you miss it on Big Butt. Nothing like loss to solidify opinions....

Black Zebra said...

A match made in heaven Linda!

vicki archer said...

Big butt has found true love, xv.

Centsational Girl said...

Um. Gorgeous.

Go for it.

I absolutely love it. Love it. Love it.

xoxo
Kate

donna baker said...

Yes, and Schumacher to boot!

joan said...

Rut-ro... I'm thinking big butt is going to need more than four yards of fabric... yes??

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Without a doubt - match made in fabric heaven! And I'm BEYOND envious of your find!!!

Maya said...

It's fab..., and if you go for it, I'd love to see how you do it!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I thought about needing more than 4 yards...I think 6 ish. I could do the outside (back outside arms) in a coordianting linen (orange...lime...)

Just thinking aloud.

anita said...

abso-FREAKIN-lutely use this gorgeous fabric

what a happy place to plunk a butt!

Pam Kersting said...

It's lovely fabric ... it truly is ... BUTT if you are going to keep Big Butt in that place underneath that painting, than I vote NO to the fabric. I think you can do better! And I know I am in the minority here ... butt, I just don't think the two compliment eachother. Let us know what you do with that fabric ... I know it'll be great! And I do love that big butt chair!

Mary @ JPM Design said...

I'm loving that big butt chair. and that fabric. I think they would look good together!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love that chair and that fabric will beautifully with that gorgeous painting. So my style...loads of color.

Cote de Texas said...

amazing! that is perfect by the painting. love it. do it. :)

Joni

Dreamgirl said...

You should go for it! If this is your color, you'll feel happy everytime you see it. I don't think that grey will do the same for you?

Have a great Sunday!

dec0r8or said...

DUDE! Do you KNOW what that fabric sells for?! You may has well have stolen it at $4 a yard! It's gorgeous, and couldn't be more perfect right there on Big Butt. I'm loving the green linen idea too. Or orange. I'm easy. :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love it! I'm voting "yes." :-)

simpledaisy said...

That fabric is going to be just perfect:)

The Tulip Lady said...

Wow, I would have to delcare there are such things as soul mates...at least in fabric/chair heaven!! GO for it!!! Happy sitting...

Cristin said...

I think the ikat print would be wonderful on that big chair! Can't wait to see what you decide.

xo,
cristin

Jane said...

Love the fabric!!! It definitely would look lovely on BBC...even if you needed to use coordinating fabric to complete the job. Please show how you do it...

AND please share the whole painting. The colors intrigue me! These are my favorite colors, too!!!

Jane (artfully graced)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Ha! We used to try to break those "ol' timey" themometers, just to play with the mercury...yep...at least in my case, it could be a reason...;-).

Did you know "Mad As a Hatter" comes from the affects on hat makers who used mercury when making hats?

I love that fabric...perfect for the big butt chair!

SarahWhite said...

Like Joan...I could cry! It is so perfect together and I promise you...I saw some of that on Ebay and about had a fit over it. I have a somewhat similiar chair I bought from the Junior League sale this past spring and considered using it. I decided to continue looking for something a bit more in keeping with my room. Seriously...you KNOW that is so YOU. I think it will be too much with the babies painting though. I will still accept it at this late date. Yes...I will. Ha...just had a thought...can totally picture that B.I.G. pup of yours draped all over it...what a color statement it will be then! He. :)

La Petite Gallery said...

Love the colors and it will be easy to work with. Are you covering it yourself? Wonder if you have the yardage. Goes well
with the painting.
Have fun. Yvonne

Stephanie said...

Perfect! I would sit in old big butte(!!) and soak up that gorgeous interior, under that tropical pineapple. I'm sewing this weekend and bringing the color of the tropics to our cold white world.

Joyce said...

Love the fabric! Looks fab. xoxo

Porchlight Interiors said...

Wow, you have found the perfect fabric for that chair! Gorgeous! Tracey xx

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Renee Finberg said...

DO IT,DO IT, DO IT.

i started my career at
fs schumacher in nyc about a thousand years ago.
some of the people i worked with in nyc are now working down here at the dania beach showroom. schumacher has the finest quality fabrics....no worries on the 'wear' or 'rub' factor.

do it, it is gorgeous.
xx

Renee Finberg said...

ps
you may need more fabric than that.
if so, maybe do the seat cushion in a solid.
*you could even use a kid glove -
hot colored leather on the seat
since this is a velvet fabric.
the cushion is what wears out on a chair like that.

*gorgeous chair.

xx oo

Fifi Flowers said...

WOW! That fabric would bring that char to life! FAB chair to begin with! Might make a FAB painting too!

LindsB said...

I am in love with that fabric, I think it was meant to be :)

Stereos and Souffles said...

Yes, do it!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh. Dayum. Renee has a point. Here I was thinking of doing the seat and inside in that fab and the outside in another.

WOW....YOU guys are SO FULL OF INFO. WHAT did we possibly do before blogs? What?

Thanks for the thumbs up...I'm ready to go forth.

Well kinda sorta ready.

I'm a libra AND a middle child.

We deliberate. Lot's.

Cobalt Violet said...

LOVE and the two fabrics will look fantastic! Perrrrrrfect!

Renae said...

I LOVE IT! And if you need more fab, another option is to do the back in a solid. or a coordinating stripe!

Can't wait to see! I wish I knew how to upholster...I have 2 wings at the upholsterer right now, and it's expensive!

xx

Üdo Ümami said...

kidlet!!!! XOxoX <3 Udo

Jenny said...

What a deal? I am totally jealous right now. Change that "Big Butt" soon. It is a match made in heaven!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Beautiful fabric, perfect for this chair. I'd love to see it reupholstered. I'd have the cording redone in a solid (maybe chocolate brown) to make it really dramatic!

Ruthie

Life is good! said...

love the fabric! I also played with liquid mercury as a kid. my dad would bring it home from work and we would chase the little droplets in our hands. yea that does explain alot!

Jessica Sutton said...

I love this blog!

Its very refreshing and makes me miss summer

Look forward to seeing more stuff :)

Linda Lou said...

Well I can certainly relate to a big butt chair, coz I got one....nice fabric, looks great with the piece of art above it, it is vibrant and warm, just like Lime in the Coconut is!

abby jenkins said...

I adore that fabric! DO IT!!

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