Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Customer is ALWAYS Right....ARGHHH!

So I'm working w/ this woman through email to do up some chairs for her.....French style. Great, I love the Frenchy thing. I had two of these ugly chairs w/ great lines so this was the starting point. She wanted them painted blue gray like these  tables she had purchased from me.
I painted them, glazed them and then headed to the fabric store w/ French on my mind. Oh and she also said she liked blue and white. Here are the fabrics I came home with. Keep in mind Joanne's now accepts returns on cut fabric. How good is that?

Would be nice w/ a damask stencil on it.

Hate it!

Do the stencil thing and ooo la la!

My personal fave.

So, I flip her the pics and she now tells me this is for an 8 year olds room and could I find a fabric that is more "fun" and w/ pink and brown it. UGH! Are you kidding me??? There is nothing fun about this chair and there is nothing fun about running back and forth to the fabric store. I don't even think I can bring myself to put fun fabric on these.


Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Oh man!!! I love the fabrics you had picked out!!!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Ooooh...painful! Yikes! They look great as they are...but I have faith you can find fun AND frenchy fabric!

Kristin said...

I love your fave too!

Pink and brown with the blue/gray chair? Huh?

Nina Macaulay said...

hmmm, the customer may be 'always right' but it dosn't mean they know jack about what looks good!

Good Luck!
The chair and tables look great, good paint job :O)

Regards Nina

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding? With a blue chair or do you have to repaint the chair? Ugh! I like your fabric choice on the last one. Good luck, Sue! :)

Jennifer said...

:( I feel your pain and sadness. Those chairs aren't fun, like little girl fun. Ugh, almost seems like a wast. And WTH, Pink and brown with the blue gray color? UH, Ew?

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What is she thinking? Love the fabrics you picked, good thing JoAnn's will take them back!