The patterns are so interesting and rich.
My current stools (or coffee table so to speak) have ZERO interest. They were an inexpensive option at the time, not to mention they could be easily wiped down. However, they lacked any appeal whatsoever. Fake leather, ripped on the corner, and sad.
The entire family room was monochromatic. Just, brown.
So… why not recover the coffee table stools and save a bundle, rather than replace? It was off to Jo-Ann fabrics in search of a kilim/tapestry-like fabric. I should note, I lack any and all decision making skills. Picking a fabric was torture, despite the ‘help’ from my amazing hubby. Funny enough, he did in fact choose the fabric, Ralph Lauren’s Farmingdale Paisley in Chestnut.
A simple process… measure/cut fabric, dissemble stools, wrap fabric tightly around the top, staple into place, and re-assemble!
Two hours, one bandage, and 397 staples later…
No, my stools do not have the gorgeous turned legs or exquisite straight-from -Europe fabric… however… they provide a much needed break from BROWN. The fabric is a bit more traditional, but works well with our decor and gives the same idea as the Pottery Barn version.
I love the result… upholstery is a perfect balance in a room full of wood and leather. Sometimes it pays to work with what you have!
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