A Lesson in Colors and Textiles III: The Fabric Shop

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Choosing the right colors and or fabrics makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE in how your project turns out.

So much of rehabbing something is getting rid of the old and the ugly and refinishing, repainting, reupholstering as much as your little heart can handle and making the piece truly yours. Fabric, pillows, and slipcovers are a quick (and relatively easy) fix if you don’t want to do a ton of work on a project.

The other day, I went into a “designer” fabric store to look around and get ideas. Not to buy (you should know me better by now!!!)

actually heard an employee saying to another employee that they should go downtown to get some fabric/ materials. So, RULE: If you don’t want to break the bank, GO DOWNTOWN/ Discount places to shop. Snazzy shops are for inspiration only!

Boy, did I leave feeling inspired! (These are from the non-downtown-shopping- store, which is much nicer.)

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This fabric just screams beach to me. Luxurious, gorgeous, and understated. Better be because it rang in at $100/ yard!
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I loved this, but I don’t know what I’d want it for…the colors were just awesome!
Made of cotton, it rang in at $36/ yard.
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This velvety cotton would make awesome curtains or pillows. I just looooved how soft it was. $40/ yard.

I’m generally paying less that $40 a pop per piece, I’m not going to spend a fortune on fabric. Even if $36/ yard seems like a steal compared to $100/ yard, it sure adds up fast. I’ve bought fabric that was just as high quality downtown for $7/ yard on sale. But aren’t these just gorgeous all the same?


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