When I decided to recover this mid-century teak chair for the pink bedroom I wanted a blue and white floral print. First I went to the closest fabric store to us which was JoAnn’s. I strolled around the store for about an hour and found nothing suitable. I went home knowing I could find something great at a nearby Calico Corners.
I hopped on the Calico Corners website (which has a nice search engine) and found a stunning piece of Waverly fabric on sale for $22.49 per yard.
Unfortunately the CC store near us had been closed. I checked out the price with shipping which brought it up to $28.49. I also checked Mary Jo’s for the same fabric and it was $24.97.
I combed Etsy for a blue and white floral but just couldn’t find anything. Then I went back to the CC website to find out the fabric’s name and maker and put the name of the fabric into Ebay’s search.
Lo and behold, there it was for $49.95 plus $9 shipping. WOW! But wait, not for 1 yard but for 5+ yards (190 inches). Five yards for less than $60. Or a little less (152 inches) for $50 shipping included.
Yes, please. I’ll take the shorter piece for about $3.10 per yard. (The larger piece was $3.22 per yard. Still a bargain.) Plenty to cover a chair and maybe make pillow covers or curtains. We’ll see.
Do you think outside the box for your decor needs? Like what?