Saturday, February 2, 2013

It All Started With The Dining Room Chair Fabric

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In case you are one of those people who are wondering how anyone could have 3 yards of lime green Ultrasuede in their closet, I will explain!

I took my granddaughters to Club Libby Lu and out for lunch about 8 years ago.

I was acquiring things to decorate this house at that time. After lunch we stopped at Manhattan Textiles to look for fabric for my dining room chairs.

My granddaughter Dana found this fabric. At first I wasn’t sure, but I decided it would be a good choice. I bought enough to cover the seats of the 6 dining room chairs.

My next trip to Manhattan Textiles was about 6 months later to find an area rug and fabric to make window treatments.

I found the fabric with the triangles on it which was the companion fabric for the dining room chair fabric. I bought this for the window treatments.

I also purchased the iridescent pink silk and the lime green Ultrasuede. In addition to that I bought many yards of a pink fringe.

My plan was to use the triangle print for the panels on the sides of the windows.

I planned on creating large triangles above the windows alternating the three fabrics and finishing the edges with the fringe.

It took me several months to figure this all out so that the triangles overlapped correctly and did not show the top edge of the window frames.

AND THEN……………I realized that with all this detail on the windows/sliding glass doors I would detract from the view we have. It is one of the best views of any house in the area.

So even though I had spent more than I ever had before on these fabrics I have left the windows unadorned and the fabric in the closet. I am so glad I made that decision.

I did use some of the triangle fabric to cover the table I use for a small Christmas tree.

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Now I have used almost all the Ultrasuede for the pillows.

Who knows? I may find someplace to use the rest of the fabric someday!

1 comment:

Mary Stori said...

Love the back story Kay......tx's for sharing!