Sometimes decorating the house isn’t pretty…..but after a play-date a couple of weeks ago where three two year olds sat at my kitchen table drawing (and located a wayward marker in the crayon bin) and eating muffins…..with me smiling but cringing inside secretly having heart palpitations (luckily there was no incident), I came to the conclusion I need a solution to make my kitchen worry free when I am entertaining the wee ones.
Here is a close up of our kitchen chair cushions….love them so much. The fabric is hand printed and you can see the variation as a result. I love that about them. They are printed on upholstery linen and I am glad I didn’t vinylize them like I had thought of doing at one point because I do love the texture.
And here is a close up of our barstools, which are upholstered in a great pewter colored linen with just a touch of metallic sheen. These stools are stain treated within an inch of their lives, but I’ll still admit that I worry a tad when the kids are helping me cook and tasting of my labors (think licking batter, etc.) while cozing up in these comfy stools.
So, I decided (and my husband concurred) that we should get a set of heavy duty slipcovers for the stools and another set of cushions for when we are doing serious kid cooking, crafts and entertaining. I went to the design center with this in mind recently and yesterday with too much on my plate….took out my samples and let my agression run wild.
Wow, I am embarrassed to admit how giddy I was when I saw this clean fabric. The solid linen-like fabric is from Pindler, comes in TONS of colors and runs around $33 a yard. The animal print is from Duralee and is a bit pricier at around $70 per yard.
What do you think?
I know what I think….I think my seamstress is getting a call!