Do you guys even remember The Quads? Well this is a little reminder and update all in one. The Quads are my dining room chairs, that are living in my garage until the weather is nice enough for me to refinish them, and I find the perfect pneumatic 1/2 crown upholstery staple gun. Say that three times real fast! lol
I have not found the staple gun, but I'm searching for fabric. I'm gonna need it eventually any way. I went to my favorite upholstery foam site on the web and ordered some FREE samples. They will send you four at a time. Check 'em out, Diy Upholstery Supply they sell everything to do with DIY upholstery. The prices are really good too.
So here are the four samples I ordered, what do you think? I really have no idea what to do with these chairs. I'm painting them to match the base of my table. I do know that I don't want any green on them, I have plenty of green going on downstairs as it is.
Sample #1 Duramax Flax
Sample #2 Duramax Chocolate
Sample #3 Chocolate Velvet
Sample #4 Jamestown Antique Black Cotton
I'm starting to think the dark ones are too dark, my couch is really dark and they are basically in the same room, since my downstairs is an open floor plan. The Jamestown has to much going on, I'm really thinking solid. They have a lot of other solids to pick from and some great fabrics. The Duramax is really easy to clean, says the site, and that is important with two kids. The velvet is very kid friendly too, compares it to the performance quality of microfiber.
Here's a refresher of what The Quads look like, minus the fabric. I've already taken the old fabric off and all the stupid staples have been removed.
I bought two of these to go with The Quads as arm chairs. I know they don't match exactly, but I figure once I refinish them they will "match" enough. Plus the price was a steal!
Now, picture this room with all six chairs reupholstered? What color do you see them done in? Any fabric suggestions? Any one know of one that is easy to keep clean and to clean if needed?
Any help, comments, suggestions are welcome. I really want to get this project done, I'm tired of sitting on my old broken chairs. Plus I'm pretty tired of the metal. I want a warmer feel.
Thanks for stopping by! xx