Zig Left, Zag Right

Zig Left, Zag Right
Let me again share my love of chevron.  I’m just a big fan.  It’s graphic and bold, and doesn’t take itself too seriously.  True, it is everywhere these days, but if you feel like it’s been played out, just call it something else and no one will be the wiser!  Try “zig-zag,” or “herringbone,” or my favorite, which my mom said when she saw a chevron wall-hanging I made … “I like that tire-track thing!”
This one is from Amy at BiblioMOMia, who says “Oh yeah.  That’s duct tape on an Eames Shell Chair.  The style purists would probably kill me, but I’m SO EXCITED!”

And even if you are sick to death of the chevron craze, you have to admit that it is so much stinking better than this fields-of-golden-wheat-inspired fabric.  From Shelley at Custom Slipcovers by Shelly.  She always does such a fabulous job.

Thanks ladies!



  1. November 7, 2011 / 9:10 PM

    Oh that chair rocks!!!!!!
    Awesome, awesome!


  2. November 7, 2011 / 9:50 PM

    Love this blog! I wondered if you could feature a redo on a steamer trunk. I recently inherited one and would love to make it awesome and crazy, but not sure where to begin. SOS!

  3. November 7, 2011 / 11:22 PM

    I am pretty sure I could smell that ottoman before…Looks, and probably smells, so much better now!!

  4. November 8, 2011 / 2:41 PM

    The Eames chair is saved from looking like a big porta potty by the artful use of duct tape.

  5. November 9, 2011 / 4:26 AM

    Looks cool but I have to admit my first thought was, “Oh no she didn’t do that to an Eames chair.” But, I guess since it’s tape it could be removed if she changes her mind and scrubbed and cleaned and be back to normal? Then again, Eames would probably appreciate her creativity. I have one that I can’t bear to redo but probably should so I’ll actually use it 🙂

  6. November 9, 2011 / 5:06 PM

    Hi folks! The Eames chair is my baby–thanks for your comments.

    Frozen.Sunshine–thanks so much! It’s now one of my favorite pieces in the house, for a cheap Craigslist chair and $7 of tape!

    Laraine, you made me laugh so hard I snorted coffee up my nose.

    And Trish, it’s not a genuine Herman Miller. It would be easy to remove the tape if/when I wanted, but the tape covers up some damages that wouldn’t be fixed by a simple refinishing/resurfacing. I did, however, fully refinish my other “real” Eames! You can check out my blog entry to learn more of their history–I’m going to post about the other chair soon, too, which might help you decide what to do with your own chair!

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