It's upholstery class day again and I have come to no conclusion with regard to fabric for the footstool. My problem in general is I always play it safe. Plus I'm not much of an upholstered-furniture type to start with. I get itchy if a room starts to look like it's been decorated, and, for me, fabrics are the quickest route to that destination. So I have a hang-up about fabrics and a propensity for neutrals, compounded by the fact that I don't want to have to redo this stool anytime soon. But on the other hand, I don't even particularly like this stool or have anywhere to put it! So why not put something bold and/or fun on, right? And I have bags of fabrics that fit that description. But somehow I can't bring myself to do it. There's a good chance I'll feel attached to this stool when all is said and done, simply because it's the first real upholstered piece I've ever done. So I feel like I want to like it, and I want to like it for the long haul, even though I know I'm likely to turn right around and put it on Craigslist. Is this pathetically conflicted of me or what? I'm not exactly known for my indecisiveness, but here I am.
So I'm taking a big bag of fabrics to class today and will see what happens. If it's at all like last week, we'll all by competing for Mr. Teacher's attention the whole time and I won't even have the opportunity to make this decision today. Let's hope that doesn't happen.
I'm leaning toward the solid blue-grey in the upper left of this photo, no welt anywhere, just a clean seam around the top edge and brass tacks around the bottom. Bob would prefer I use the two-tone green number at top right, but I can't do it (and don't think there's enough of it anyway). What would you do?
I think Laura's going with the yellow-and-white version of the geometric pattern seen here, which is in my box at school.