Gorgeous Fabric Find and Thoughts on my Dining Room

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What's a girl to do when a gorgeous fabric finds you and you're not even on the hunt?  Last week I was at Perimeter Fabrics looking for the perfect fabric for my Billy Baldwin slipper chairs when I spotted this little number at the back of the store.



Naturally I was intrigued because I'd never seen this pattern before and the print was big and bold!


Next I looked at the selvage to see who the maker was and all I could find was this


which really didn't mean much to me, except that maybe it was a fabric that was printed in  '81?  What I did get excited about was the price tag, which read: Closeout: $4/yd.  Could this be true? I asked the store owner about it and she said "Yes, that's a closeout fabric, so it's $2/yd." Meanwhile, inside my head, this was going on:  !!!!!!!!***!#@$!

So I bought 4 yards thinking I'd cover my dining room seat cushions with them.  Over the Easter weekend, I realized that seat cushions wouldn't be the best use of this fabric.  The print is so big and bold it would be a shame not to see it in all of its enormous glory.  It needs to be covering upholstered host/hostess chairs.  



But wait, 4 yards wouldn't be enough to cover upholstered host chairs.  So first thing Monday I drove myself down there and bought the rest of the roll. At $2/yd. 



And look how perfectly it will work with my Overstock curtains!

Now, what to do with the other chairs?

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26 comments:

charmaine said...

Oh my! You can't get any cheaper than that! Lucky you!

amber wallace said...

Wow! Lucky you!

Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} said...

Love the print! What a steal :)
Tiffany
thedesignerlifestyle.blogspot.com

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

The fabric is gorgeous. Plays perfectly against those curtain. Fab x 10!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

$2 ?!! That's unbelievable. Your chairs are going to look tres chic :) How about a velvet in the teal or salmon in your print? Can't wait to see them..

Cris Angsten said...

$2? As in TWO BUCKS??? Holy bejeezus crap, you hit the mother of all sales and such a pretty fabric to boot!

Carla Aston said...

Love that pattern. What a deal! Can't wait to see how it looks made up.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

How perfectly does that go with the drapes? I can't stand it! It's fabulous, but I am also a bird-fabric lover. Can't wait to see it come together. Perfect for chairs!!!

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

That fabric makes me want to come knocking at your door!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait to see it used on your chairs, like seriously! It's going to be perfect.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Kim-
You find the greatest pieces of furniture and gorgeous fabrics. I can't wait to see the finished room. The curtains are just perfect too.
Have a great Thursday.
Teresa
xoxo

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Those are overstock curtains! I need to shop their website for curtains. They look like the Restoration Hardware panels that cost $200 a piece.

InteriorGroupie said...

Wow, that print is gorgeous and the price is just untouchable. Great find!

Fran said...

Great find and I love how you don't see this fabric/pattern everywhere!! So, are you thinking of pulling out one of the colors for your other DR chairs? I like the pink/coral and purple colors in the fabric.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Oh, I love the rush of finding something fabulous for a steal! I think it will look great on yours hostess chairs. As for the other seats, how about something geometric?

Fabulously Blairsville said...

I had to laugh at this, it was so much like me. And 1981 that shows good style is timeless. I love your blog and have been lurking for months thanks for great inspiration and humor. Lolly

Matters of Style said...

Love it!! So amazing!!

The Vintique Object said...

Oh wow! Too bad they didn't have two rolls! I know you'll find something perfect for the other chairs, but I agree that this fabric will look awesome on host chairs!
Camille

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Shoot, you got a deal... Don't you love when that happens! Cant believe you found the drapes at over stock! They look great also.

Angela said...

Love it when serendipity happens!!!
Where is Perimeter Fabrics? I live in Rome and so don't want to go to Atlanta again if I can help it.
Thanks!

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

What a pretty fabric! And the Overstock curtains are great. I really want to see when everything comes together.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

That is such a score. Its very pretty. To be honest I am really glad that some 60s, 70s, and 80s fabrics are back in style. My local discount design store has a boatload of Waverly prints from the early '80s. Think peach. I love it.

kayce hughes said...

Doesn't get any better than that!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I love that fabric. I never find anything for $2/yard. Incredible!!!

SHERRY HART said...

Shut up!!! 2.00@yard? It is going to look great!

Jessica {The Aestate} said...

OMG that is a complete steal!! That fabric is amazing!

A Delightful Design said...

wow. that's all I can say. I don't usually love those colors but this fabric is be-u-ti-ful! I truly can't wait to see the chairs. What about a subtle animal print on the chairs? I know whatever you do will be beautiful!
abby