Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Who Finally Found the Most Amazing Curtain Fabric?

This Girl!

It has a linen background with flocked hot pink and purple damask.

Here you can see (sorda) how it goes with the paint in the dining room. Perfection...

I purchased it from Mood fabrics while I was in NYC. My mom is coming soon to help me sew them together. Here's the picture from the website with better lighting.

I even picked out a few stripes I'd like cover my chairs with. Which stripe is your favorite?

My favorite is the large stripe but I'm not sure it will work for my chairs. I'm leaning toward the one in the center. It has a linen background like the curtains and I think it's the most cat-friendly. My cat likes to sit on the chairs underneath the table where the dogs can't annoy him.

Then I saw Leah's fabulous striped chairs on her blog over on the The Way We Are, so I emailed her about them. She said they're covered in outdoor fabric and I thought GENIUS! That would be so much more durable and affordable so I ordered a swatch of this...

Has anyone upholstered a dining chair before? How much should I expect to pay?

Here are the chairs I scored off Craigslist. All 6 for $100! I love them! I think I'm going to paint them white...

It's going to be a long process to sand them. My poor hubby, he gets the brunt of all my decor projects and he's such a good sport about it. I'm so excited that everything is coming together. This is the first time I've ever thoughtfully planned and fully executed the design for a room. I can't wait to show you the finished result!

I'm headed to Atlanta for a few days for furniture market but I've prepared a post for you while I'm gone. Have a great rest of the week everyone!


Poppies and Sunshine said...

I've always wanted to reupholster a chair! Just haven't gotten the chance yet. I like the big black and white stripes. And I love Damask! That is such beautiful fabric!

Fira Saturn said...

The umbrella you are holding in your sidebar... I bought that a couple of weeks ago! lol!

I love your chairs.

Leah said...

Have a wonderful trip! I am so excited for your curtains and chairs! They are going to look fabulous! I am so jealous you got to go to Mood too! I have always wanted to go, it is like fabric heaven!!!


Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

Oh wow... that fabric is outstanding and will be beautiful for your curtains.

supermandy said...

outdoor fabric is a fabulous idea! especially with kitties sitting on them regularly. I've never done reupholstery, but I've watched so many shows...it looks pretty easy to do yourself if your chairs aren't too ornate. but I'd do a trash-pick chair with some bargain fabric as a test run before attempting your beautiful chairs on your own. you can always check here: