What fabric, stain, and paint should I use for this project?

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I have the have the fabric to recover the seat, but can't decide on whether I should use paint or stain on the wooden parts! I would also like your feedback on color for the paint/stain. All suggestions much appreciated
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The seat
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The fabric
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  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 12, 2018
    I like a mahogany type color of stain. But you really have to go with what makes you happy. Look at your fabric and where you're going to put the chair and what is around it, then pick a color that coordinates or compliments.
    • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 12, 2018
      I just saw the pictures, I love it. I like a dark stain, the seat and table have a nice grain to them. And the material is a fun print that would go with anything you pick. I hope we've helped you decide. Let us know how it comes out and post a few pictures. Good luck and have fun.
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 12, 2018
    Of course the choice is yours, you asked for input so here it is. In my eyes wood is naturally beautiful and I love to see the grain enhanced by stain.
    The kind of wood in your project is assumed to be either pine, oak, or cherry...the pine usually and typically has a yellowish tint to it, the oak is one of my favorites and a mellow tone is characteristic, the cherry implies a darker stain and does not show the grain as much as the other 2. Not sure of the color or pattern your fabric or what your decor is. Good luck with your project.
  • Heje Heje on Jun 12, 2018
    Fabric gives you a lot of options. Pick the color that fits your decor and go with it.
    • Kay Kay on Jun 12, 2018
      I also haven't decided if I want to keep it or sell it! I told you my decision maker is broken
  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 12, 2018
    You asked for opinions... here is mine...
    If you stain.... choose a different fabric... the one you have would not enhance the piece... especially if the stain is espresso or cherry... and a pecan or oak stain would clash with the fabric.... as there is no yellow tone in the fabric.
    if you paint... the red, turquoise or white would look best with the fabric you have.... black paint would work but make the piece too dark....
    a more graphic black and white print fabric would be better with the chair/table painted black and the tan color would do nothing for either.