Can you see the diamond in the rough here? C'mon, look past the teal-turquoise-aqua pattern. Way past that. Now, picture the frame painted black (it is dark now, but it's just stained wood) and then, picture this re-purposed fabric on the cushions.
Do you remember this fabric? Mmm hmm. From the last wedding. It happens to be outdoor fabric, so it's sturdy. Perfect for a sofa like this one (...and think about it. It can go indoors, or out on the patio!)Edited at 8:15 a.m. pacific time to add: Karyn just suggested the black and white brocade fabric with the wood frame of the sofa painted red..or...my favorite Robin's egg blue. (I am loving this idea, folks! How 'bout you?! A little unexpected pop of subtle color?!)
Or...shall I have the sewing queen use this fabric? It's also coincidentally outdoor fabric, from an old patio curtain we had created for the Auntie-to-be's patio several years back. If I go with this fabric I will paint the wooden frame of the sofa a soft cream and then antique it.
Okay, so the question is...Brocade or shabby chic? (I've got to be honest. I am leaning toward the black and white brocade...)Which way do we go here? You know it's going down to Junkees and it's gotta be perfect.