Sunday, January 29, 2012

Just a thought….

What if...

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I were to upholster these two chairs in

SWISS ARMY BLANKETS?

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Yes...No...Maybe So???

39 comments:

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ok Ok...I know it is not so tropical...But I likey.

somepinkflowers said...

oh
oh
i think if you did
it
would B
perfection!



{{ do it
do it
do it }}

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

...But Pink...what about these HOT summer days we love to have???

Mary said...

Yes. Definitely yes! I likey too. Excellent idea. :)

sue@solsticehome said...

uh, oh, someone else is getting sucked into the dark side like myself :) i say do it! you can always throw a colorful or light throw on it for the hot days.

Slim Paley said...

Don't get me wrong...I LOVE swiss army blankets but I like to (at least imagine) that you are in too tropical a locale for this look to work. Won't they be itchy?!
Limes, coconuts, Swiss Army blankets... I'm worried...

An Urban Cottage said...

I say itchy too, like, when you wear hot pants?

Kathi said...

I don't know... might work? I would rather curl up in the chair and cozy up in one of those beautiful blankets!

It's always SO cold here. Hate that. I want to move back to Florida!!

Julienne said...

What if you were to upholster one in the blanket and one in a matching grey linen...then you would have a snug winter chair and a light summer chair!!!!.. just a thought!
The blanket looks great on the chair

Scandi Coast Home said...

I say YES!
Just pop on a white, light grey
& red nautical stripe pillow when it's finished for a coastal spin!!!
Coastal Industrial???
Tania Maree xx

M.E said...

lovely blog and love the lime in the coconut ;)


http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ok...I am still laughing about HOTPANTS...Steve. Yes...NEED to remember the importance of design and the *hotpants* quotient. ummhmm.

Hear ya Slim...ITCHY. I DO wonder!

Julienne...A winter and summer chair, eh? Hmmm.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Scandi...Coastal/indusrial/Hotpants

Yep.

alison@MLHP said...

...you would be BEYOND cool.
But, I already knew that about you! ;)
ag

becky said...

Oh, how I envy you those Swiss army blankets...I just adore their white cross on a colored ground. I have them on several travel bags and sun visors from our trip there but that's it.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I like it Linda.

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

yes, yes, YES!!!! LOVE it! Can't wait to see them when you're done. Stinks about the monograms...you know she turned around and sold everything on Etsy!

Balembouche said...

Oh, I'm firmly in the DON'T camp on this one.

Having said that, if anyone can make it work, YOU can!

Sherry
mystluciangarden.blogspot.com

for the love of a house said...

First, I want to know how Steve knows about wearing Hot Pants?!! Or, maybe not!!
And secondly- I think the look is great, but too worry about them being itchy- what about pillows! Is the fabric soft or itchy?!

xojoan

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

The fabric is actually quite soft...not as soft as the velvet velour on now...which IS scrunchy cozy. Now....where o where would I put the cross/crosses??? Hmmmmm????

Anonymous said...

I vote for Army Blankets to Pillows! Non-committal, seasonal yet very cool...when it's cold. And they hide during hot pant season! Could even become long body pillows for the bed instead...have you hugged your Swiss Army pillow today?!
Caroline

anita said...

way way cool...DO IT :))))

AndeM1 said...

GO FOR IT....I love it!!!!

Melissa said...

Me likey!

Cobalt Violet said...

The hot pants goes in the function over form category only IF you wear the hot pants!

I LOVE it! It would look amazing - you are so creative!!! I like that idea of summer and winter chairs too ... kinda fun!

The Polished Pebble said...

Love the idea! But yes they are itchy....just do pillows.

xoxo kelley

Renae Moore said...

Oh YES...I likey!

Sush said...

I love the look but I think itchy when I see wool blankets. I had two really old ones from my Grams but no matter how I tried to use them they always remained a big itch.

Stephanie said...

fab...I think

with the little white cross placed just so

scratchy?? perhaps not
x..x

King of New York Hacks said...

I dig it. Do it. :-)

designchic said...

I love it Linda. Especially love the way it looks in the first image!!

for the love of a house said...

me again;)

click,click!!!!!
xoj.

JennyLynn said...

Can you slip cover them with the army blankets? I love the idea.

Linda said...

Linda - YES use the blanket! BUT, find linen that you like in combination with the wool.
Feature the blanket stripe & cross on the loose back cushion.
Chair frame is all wool blanket (if there is enough).
Bottom cushion could be wool (w/stripe) on one side, using the linen on the other side and the edges. This gives you "flip-ability"!
When you start piecing it together more options will appear. Looking forward to the photos. :-)
Cheers!

Bernadette @b3hd said...

Love the thought of the swiss army blanket chairs. Beyond lovely.

Just added your blog to my "Blogs I {heart}" Pinboard.

Do the chairs!

Bernadette

Beyond My Garden said...

Looks a little drab for your surroundings. The same colors/pattern in a slicker fabric might work better. Having said that, it is your house and you have such good taste so if you like it, do it. You can always change it.
nellie

Special 'K' said...

Oh, I am sitting on the fence I just can't see those dark tones. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Absolutely!!!! I vote yes. Janell

A.J.Barnes said...

YES

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