I can't say this campaign has quickly caught on but I do have an early success story and others potentially in the works. This French country style chair was offered as a "You Choose Fabric" option on eBay and purchased, along with another piece of furniture already redone, by an Ohio customer. Before finalizing the purchase, I showed the customer a number of photos of fabrics based on her interests. She choose one but asked that it be draped over the chair which helped her visualize what it might look like. The fabric she selected is a very high-end Cowtan and Tout hand-printed linen in dark brown on a taupish gold background - very stunning! One challenge was the woodwork which was a lighter maple finish (and truthfully a little worn). The fabric, a bold brown and dark goldish taupe, didn't blend well with the color of the woodwork. I suggested that the woodwork be redone in a dark brown to match the fabric colors and found the exact right shade of spray paint at my local Ace hardware store.
Here is the result - I was thrilled with the outcome and even more thrilled that the customer loves it as well!
|Before Piece - "You Choose Fabric" French Country Chair|
|After Piece - Cowtan and Tout Fabric|
|After Piece - Note Woodwork|