As promised, I dug through my old pictures and found the jackpot! The pictures of my newly reupholstered dinning room chairs with the, afore mentioned in previous post, colorful ethnic fabric given to me by my aunt.
Sorry about the quality of the pictures, they were taken a decade ago with a crappy, even back then, cellphone.
I was going to also apologize about the actual decor but decided that would be going against what I’ve been trying to say all along. It’s never bad if you decorate from the heart. It may not make the design magazine covers but if it makes you smile when you look at your space, then you did a good job. And even while cringing at the photos, I was smiling!
Found this image on Pinterest and loved it! I did this once (I’ll try and find my old pictures) on my dining room chairs. My furniture was Queen Anne Style with a high gloss cherry finish. When I came “into” my style, my furniture looked so out of place and outdated in my house.
I reupholstered the seats of my dining room chairs with a very colorful and ethnic themed fabric. Very easy and inexpensive to do. It cost me $0 as my aunt had given me the fabric a few years earlier. However the transformation was immediate! It gave my space an updated and personolized feel.
Try it out! As we grow and experience more of life, our taste will change to reflect not only what life has given us so far but also give a glimpse into what our hopes and aspirations for our future are.
WORD OF ADVICE:
In a way, when you look at someone’s space, you see their past, their present and their future. So when someone invites you to enter their home, be grateful, be humble and be appreciative… They are giving you an insight into where they have been, physically and spiritually, where they are in the present moment, and where they hope to be headed in the future.
Check out this link also, featured picture, accenting your traditional furniture with colorful African print throw pillows. You can be as bold or as subtle as you choose, African print design make a statement all on their own.