Monday, April 26, 2010

Fabric for Living Room

There were great sales at Hancock Fabrics for their upholstery, drapery, and outdoor fabric!  We're in the process of purchasing our first home and have very little furniture, and most are hand-me-downs.  So I got these fabrics for great deals with the plan to take crap and make it great on a budget. 

This olive green/ brown/ blue color scheme came from first grabbing the upholstery weight suede.  Then we (my mom and I) found the the chocolate floral print that coordinated.  I liked the blue in the floral print and already had the blue broadcloth in my cart I'd grabbed of the 70% off table.  Finally I thought the stripe would add a different pattern and texture to the mix, further combining the blue and olive green. 

It was quite exciting putting it all together from all the different discount bins and different areas.  The brown floral print is actually outdoor fabric, so durable, and soil & stain resistant.  Great for kids!

All this fabric is also a kick off in my next adventure.... learning to upholster!
I'll document the process as it unfolds.  I'm not very good, or have zero experience in decorating a home.  I guess the sewing comfort zone is what made me begin the whole plan with the fabric and we'll work on paint colors and the rest from there.  Fabric was my base.  I like the colors scheme a lot.  My mom doesn't like the blue, but I love it.  Maybe in 10 years I'll wonder what I was thinking, but for now I am excited.

I'm glad I was able to find the scheme of fabric I like while the sales were going on, but I really need to pack and not begin making accessory pillows, so this fabric will most likely be put aside until it can be a higher priority.

4 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty! I love all those colors together, and on sale makes it even better!

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  2. These are lovely. It will be fun to see what you come up with.

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