Yesterday I started restoring the vintage brown trunk I picked up at Kempton Park. The exterior is cleaned up and I've stripped the interior. It's going to air for a few days while I get on with some other work. The thing I'm kind of stuck on is what fabric to use for the lining. I went to my usual fabric shop on Saturday but came away empty-handed. I guess I just wasn't in decision-mode. My auto-pilot setting for trunk lining is to use a traditional blue & white ticking with a red trim like this medium sized brown trunk:
|Medium Brown Trunk available at www.westegg.co.uk|
But I'm considering trying something a bit different for this project. Since I'm completely in love with Cabbages & Roses fabric I took a peak at some of their beautiful fabrics for inspiration. I've picked a few favourites to share with you:
|Cabbages & Roses French Toile (Raspberry)|
I absolutely adore this French toile in raspberry from Cabbages & Roses but I'm not 100% sure it will work with the brown trunk. I came across this new Dancing Horses design on the Cabbages & Roses website which is really lovely and could work well:
|Dancing Horses from Cabbages & Roses|
But then I'm just a sucker for the classic ticking. Decisions! Maybe I could try red ticking instead....make the transition slowly? Alfie the pug has voted for the classic blue ticking but even I draw the line at taking design advice from a dog.
|Alfie votes for blue & white ticking.|
Well, I have a few days to decide. I'll forget about it and then hopefully be hit by a thunderbolt of inspiration. Maybe I should let you guys decide instead...which fabric do you think I should pick? Either leave a comment below or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be great to have someone else make the call this time!
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