HAH! I fooled all you Disneyland lovers!
Okay, I'm not really in the Tiki Room...
(though I would have no complaints about being there!)
... but I *did* have some requests to show the fabric I found!
But first, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
My oldest son Daniel and his partner in crime Alissa CAME HOME!
That's right, those stinkers drove 10 hours without saying a word,
showed up at our door, and surprised & delighted the guts out of us!!!
Needless to say, we are having the best Thanksgiving weekend EVER!
I hope all of you dear readers had a lovely day too -
I know this old world is having an awfully hard time right now...
but I do believe we still have so much to be thankful for :)
SO. Back to my chairs and The Fabric I found!
Feast Your Eyes! Isn't it just TOO FUN!?!?
I've been looking for fabric to recover a pair of wing back chairs -
and I wanted to have some fun by turning them on their ear so to speak,
and use a cool, retro fabric to twist the stuffiness right outta them!
Nothing like zapping an old style chair to lighten and brighten it!
And to me, retro means bark cloth - a nubbyish fabric made popular in the 1950's.
It came in lots of styles and weights, from cottage roses to tropical patterns.
It also came in cool atomic and tiki type designs, which were very popular
with the mid-century modern wave of decor that was taking off in a big way.
And that's exactly what I found! On eBay! YESSSSS!!!!!!
This fabric is a reproduction, produced at the same mill where it was originally made.
I had a dang hard time choosing what color I wanted - it came in several!
In the end, I knew this would look amazing alongside my light tan leather couch.
We'll be getting the chairs back in a few weeks and I will post pics of course!