I went out Saturday morning to a local surplus house called Debois Textiles. They had some beautiful fabric to be sure but nothing that would work for my living room curtains. Partly because I need 11 yards.
I headed over to Joann’s thinking if I found something I liked but too expensive I could search online for the same fabric at a better price.
When I arrived a saw an old friend who informed me that upholstery fabrics were 60% off. I looked and looked.
Then I saw it: Weston Charcoal. Naturally the price was not marked.
I stood in the cutting line a good while until it was my turn. I asked the young man behind the counter if they had 11 yards. He told me the local store did not but the warehouse and website both had enough. He could order from the warehouse but the website would be a faster delivery. He cut me a swatch.
I ordered 11 yards on Joann’s website and got the 60% discount ($14 per yard which usually sells for $35 per yard) and free shipping. Now I’m just waiting. I pinned up a piece of this medium greige diamond jacquard which is 62% cotton and 38% polyester to the living room window shades. The fabric is not shiny or satiny. And there’s a tiny ochre flower in the print that ties it to the kitchen color (Waterbury Cream).
The Revere Pewter walls, greige canvas shades, Weston charcoal curtains, and greyish rug will create a monochromatic shell in which the living room furniture will float.
For me that creates a room that is not too busy. Comfortable and cozy.
Do you wait until you find just the right color? Fabric? Item?