Friday, September 21, 2012

Design Dilemma

I've mentioned a couple of times that I was in the market for two additional kitchen chairs. I have the two that I made-over (and still love), but the other two are still on loan from Dan's work.

My current kitchen chairs

After hunting for a few weeks, I finally found a great deal on chairs on Gumtree.  I was able to get four chairs for only £20.

New kitchen chair

I love the lines of the chairs. Classic, but with a twist. I don't love the fabric though. My initial plan was to paint and upholster two chairs to match my existing chairs, and then use the other chairs as spare seating. The thing is though, these chairs are in really good condition. The wood is a gorgeous cherry and it seems like a shame to paint over it. So now I have a bit of a design dilemma.

I don't love the way the chairs look with my existing chairs. Something about the cherry wood and the purple just isn't doing it for me.

I think I may scrap my initial plans and just re-upholster all four new chairs and move the purple chairs somewhere else.

I found a bunch of fabric online that I love. Will any of these work with the cherry wood chair, gray table, and crazy kitchen tiling?

Kitchen backsplash

I need your help! Which of these do you like and think will work in my kitchen?

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


  1. Tough call, I like them all. I love gray and yellow together so I think the 6th picture will look great with your gray table. That's my vote at least!

    1. Thanks Megan. I love yellow and gray together too. Dan voted for number 3, which also has gray and yellow, so I think we'll go for that one. Glad you weighed in though!

  2. I'm with Dan on this one. I love the gray, blue, and yellow with circles that are interesting. Since it is a small portion that you are covering, it won't clash probably. How does this material look against the cherry wood?