New Look for the Old Chair

A few weeks ago I wrote a post asking your opinion on which fabric I should select for a wing back chair that sits beside the fireplace in our great room.  I gave you a selection, and there was an obvious favorite.  However, your favorite wasn’t my favorite.

 Great room fabric choice - The 2 Seasons


You liked this one.

 Great room fabric choice - The 2 Seasons


I favored this one.


My local fabric store was having a March Madness sale in honor of the basketball craziness that goes on here in Kentucky.  I thought the sale would end when March ended.  No…..that was just silly me.  The sale ended when Kentucky lost which was the weekend before March ended.  So, when I went to buy my fabric and get the nice 20 per cent discount, the sale was over.  That was a big boo.

 Great room chair - The 2 Seasons


So, while I was there sulking, I took another stroll through the store to just make sure I didn’t miss a fabric.  Thankfully, she has everything arranged according to color, and I definitely wanted something in the blue category.  I saw a pretty geometric design in red and loved it.  I hurried over to the blue section, and hiding on the very top rack was the same design in navy.  I knew as soon as I saw it that it was THE ONE.  Unfortunately, it was one of the most expensive fabrics in the shop, but it didn’t matter since I knew that it would look great on our chair.


 Great room chair - The 2 Seasons


The shop also provides an upholstery service (as well as custom curtains, pillows, etc.), so, I rushed home and loaded our chair into my SUV and took it to the shop.  And just two short weeks later, the chair was ready.  (By the way, I am going to tone down the red in the legs by applying some tinted Briwax.)


Great room chair - The 2 Seasons


I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly that all went down.


New upholstery on chair in great room - The


Last year I took a simple bench to another shop, and I had to wait months for it to be finished.  (Go here to read about the stacking tables that recently received an update.)


 Great room chair - The 2 Seasons


I love the new fabric and how it has freshened up the old chair.  It has an updated look that is versatile, yet it still has the navy that is my favorite color.


 Great room - The 2 Seasons


Here’s a reminder of what it looked like before.



Great room chair - The 2 Seasons

Thank you all for your input.  I’m sorry I didn’t go with your choice, but I didn’t go with my choice either.  I went with an even better one.


  1. Rusty says

    A great choice! Would you please share the name of the fabric store you used?
    Thank you.

  2. jamie says

    I LOVE it! Looks so clean and crisp. When I decide to pull the trigger on my wing chair and camel sofa I am going to contact you to ask which store you used. I think surely I have it narrowed to two πŸ™‚

    • Jacquie says

      May I ask why you have a little piece of ribbing hanging down in the front of the chair. I am sure it’s their for a reason but have never seen that before. Thanks. Jacquie

  3. Carolyn Rasnick says

    Love this new look! A really great juxtaposition using that fun, contemporary print on a traditional wingback chair! Good choice!!

  4. says

    Thank goodness you weren’t swayed by your readers’ favorite choice! That was NOT the best. You definitely picked the RIGHT ONE! You should have at least received a small discount since it was Kentucky’s colors! Oh well! Great choice!

  5. says

    I love that fabric! Clean and classic. I’m looking for something similar to cover club chairs. Great inspiration for me. πŸ™‚

  6. Rick S says

    Beautiful choice, looks crisp and new.
    Maybe if you have some of the old fabric from the unworn areas you could make a pillow cover for old times sake πŸ™‚