Five Yards

Sunday, May 12, 2013



Okay, so it's really 5 1/4 yards.

  Of this business.



Pretty gorgeous, no?  I found it here in town (Associated Fabrics for you locals).  I had seen this fabric on the 50% off rack time after time thinking it would still be there if I ever decided I couldn't live without it.  But when I went in there last week the roll was noticeably thinner. 

And the print is discontinued.  So what was I to do?!?!??  This was a purchasing situation if I've ever had one. And I have. 

And so I find myself with a bit of a conundrum.  What to do with 5 yards of this fabric.  5 yards is a challenging amount.  It's too much for doing just the seat cushions for my dining room chairs. And the print is big and I don't think you could appreciate the beauty and the fabulous movement of the fabric.  

Observe.



See what I mean?

And it's not enough to recover a pair of these chairs I got for my living room.


So for now, I'm thinking about making a showstopper kind of wall treatment with it.  



Maybe one enormous framed panel as a backdrop for my dining room buffet?  Something like this...




Or even two smaller framed panels flanking each side of my dining room buffet. Like this. (Insert my buffet for the french doors in the photo below)


That's the direction for this week, anyway.

Do you have any other ideas for my 5 yards of fabric?

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29 comments:

Kim said...

I vote for the wall feature ... One LARGE one ... I am all about BIG right now and this fabric is too beautiful to split up!! xo

Nancy said...

I hope you got it, it is phenomenal! You could just do the seat and interior of those chairs with a linen on the back? But the wall feature sounds perfect, too. Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day Kim!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Kimber said...

I have that fabric. Two curtain Pamela that are 96" in length. It is GORGEOUS! What about roman shades?

Honestly though, I think the idea of a wall treatment with it is *divine*.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

oooooh I think it would make a huge statement as wall art!! Love the colors and life to this fabric!

sharon smith said...

Why look any further when you have the perfect solution? I love the panels shown. Go for it!
Sharon

Lekalia Interiors said...

PIllows! :)

Raina Cox said...

Monster bolsters? I kid, I kid.

I like your panel idea.

Lisa Mende said...

i like the idea of doing one big piece behind your buffet!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I'm with one large framed "piece of art"!

kayce hughes said...

I love that idea and the nice thing is that you could always use the fabric down the road if you want.

Andrea said...

If you have the name of the fabric (it is GORGEOUS!!) you might try eBay. You can save your search to receive updates when more is for sale. I'd do some digging online as well, and even call the manufacturer to see if they have more on clearance. That said, I think one panel or two panels would be stunning. I was thinking of doing the same with the new Mary McDonald Palais Chinois. I also think pillows would be lovely. I can't wait to see what you do!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

René said...

Gorgeous fabric! I vote for a wall panel or two.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love the idea of framing it!! Take care, Caroline

The Pink Pagoda said...

I LOVE your idea! That fabric is so beautiful -- the COLORS! Oh my.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I like the wall decor idea! Or it could cover an ottoman or bench. Love the colors.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Love the idea of the wall feature. That fabric is beautiful!!

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

Gorgeous fabric. Love the giant wall panel idea and before I ever read that far I was thinking the 5 yds of fabric would be enough to upholster a small accent wall (like in my foyer above the chair rail). The wall panels would be a great method for being able to use the fabric on an even larger wall creating even more wonderful drama. Robin

Abby M. Interiors said...

That fabric is gorgeous, and I think your idea of a wall treatment is just a great idea. Can't wait to see it in action!
Abby M.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

LOVE it, Kim!! Great print. WOuld make great pillowcases for back too!
Teresa
xoxo

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

I love the framed idea! Great find.

Holly said...

That's one gorgeous fabric - it would be really pretty for lamp shades too don't you think? Maybe you could do something with a yard and then use the rest for the wall treatments - a large bolster would be fun. Love it!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I love your ideas...cant wait to see what your going to do!

Fran said...

What about upholstering a wingback chair? I think 5 yards is the right amount for a wingback. Love the fabric!

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

I know what you can do with it... send it to moi! I'm in love.... Seriously, why don't you do the front and cushion of your chairs and do the back in something else? Is it enough for that? keep us posted! ...-Ann (birdsofafeatherdesign.com)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Kim, this is a good one! What about a duvet cover? You would need to line it with something else.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I don't know how I missed this post until now... framed panels are great or a Roman shade. It is so pretty.

pam {simple details} said...

Oooh, a BIG statement wall panel would be amazing in that fabric (and easy)! :)

SHERRY HART said...

Well.....you got so many options!! A good suggestion was searching for more.....but I vote for panels!

Anonymous said...

5 yards is just enough for a 90" round table cloth, which will fit a standard 30" round table that can be picked up at any craft store. What a fabulous side or accent table that will fit almost anywhere.