I'm leaning towards this bright "Tanager Red" from the West Elm for Sherwin Williams line (the swatch I found online looks kinda dingy, but look how that table from House of Earnest vibrates! I love it.). This new IKEA fabric also has a relaxed, summery vibe (it's actually vintage-looking botanical/insect prints); I'd like to make some cushions out of it.
The dining chairs in question are in storage at the moment--we packed them up to make way for my art area when Caleb came along. They belonged to my grandma, and I was initially thinking I'd just sell them when we move in August. Guess we'll see if a little tanager does the trick first ;)
I feel like there are lots of good things coming our way . . . Fingers crossed and full steam ahead! x