It's no secret that I love black and white and I love zebra stripes.
In an earlier post I talked about how I was trying to incorporate the zebra hide look. But I know you can take it too far and at some point the fun and funky becomes trendy or more like a jungle look. Yikes!! Not where I want to go.
I bought two of these sheep-zebra "hides" at Ikea about a month ago. I wanted to make pillows, but that didn't really pan out. Then I just sort of draped one on our coffee table (trunk) hoping it would give the feel of a hide rug. This just confused guests and my husband. People didn't know what it was there for, and didn't know where to put their drinks.
So my next thought was to do some version of the zebra bench that is popping up just about everywhere.
I did a Google search on zebra bench and here are just a few I found at all different price points.
I have a bench that I got at Upscale Resale in the clearance room for $20. I recovered in brown during my brown phase.
So I pulled out my professional grade upholstery staple gun and attached the hide to the stool. I think it's cute. But I think the design in the wood makes it feel a little "tribal" when paired with the zebra.
As is often the case with my furniture redo projects. I'm not sure I love it. And, I don't think it's going to work in the sunroom. Good thing the total project only took about 15 minutes and cost only $30. I think I'll be sending this one off to the consignment store to recoup my investment.
What do you think? Is it time for me to draw the line and just say no to zebra stripes?