First off I LOVE this dinette that the fridge seller "threw in" for free. The vinyl on all the chairs needs to be redone however. This is fine because it give me the chance to carefully attempt to redo the vinyl in another color other than gray. My preference - cracked ice turquoise. Only problem, the they don't make it. So my choices for cracked ice are red, gray or yellow - thats all they make now. I sent off for some swatches and they just came in. I have to say that the cracked ice vinyl of today is somewhat different then then how it used to be. The crack patterns have a copy machine look to them. If you look at the swatches very closely, it looks like someone made a photo copy of the cracked ice pattern, then turned it into vinyl. Its hard to describe and it doesn't really show up in the photos. It looks like pigment dots are all over the pattern. like an old timey comic book. So I sent off for a swatch of plain old solid turquoise vinyl to see how that would look. that should be coming my way in a week or so. But I reeeealy want cracked ice. Im in a pickle because of these pigment dots. If i were to choose, I would pick the red cracked ice because not only is it my first color choice of the 3, but also it is harder to see the pattern i am talking about. If you are about two feet away you can start to see those dots.
So, is anyone going to really stick their face two feet a way from the chairs and care about any dots? Am i going to get used to it and it eventually won't even matter? Maybe I should just go with solid turquoise. Has anyone redone their vinyl before with replica cracked ice? Any suggestions or ideas? Please let me know!!!!!!