I loved the black and white plaid, and knew that I wanted to stay with a black based pattern but after scouring the home decor fabric aisles at Jo-Ann yesterday morning, I was about to give up — and get ready to pay up — for some special order fabric. I then spotted a sale table, and on it found this black and beige design that I found intriguing. It is pattern based on an print originally from Colonial Williamsburg with an almost batik-like print finish. The fabric is a really nice weight and I like the somewhat rough presentation of such traditional imagery - classic birds and flowers. And best of all, a yard came to just over $7 - a bargain.
About a hour later, thanks to the trusty staple gun, we had a "new" chair. To save time (and give it a bit of an unexpected twist) we removed and then reattached the original plaid piping, which made the job super fast and gives it a little edge of funkiness. 7 dollars, 60 minutes, voila!