Thursday, October 14, 2010

What a find!

So you’ve met my Aunt before here.  But what I may not have mentioned is that she’s a MAJOR yard saler.  She can sniff out a deal better than a hound dog can find his next kibble and bit!  A few weeks ago she came upon a BRAND NEW Kitchenaid Panini maker and Belgium waffle iron and got them BOTH for $20.00.  So when she called me to say she had found some upholstery fabric at a yard sale – I hightailed it over there!
And she wasn’t kidding either.  She had come upon the mother load!  Apparently this very nice lady’s son owns a furniture manufacturing company and she gets all of the COM (customer’s own material) leftover fabric.  There were some gorgeous patterns!  And you may remember I need some fabric for these chairs:IMG_8028 IMG_8032
I wanted a solid fabric for the rattan chair and found a great nubby gold fabric with just enough yardage!  Check it out…
I really like the tone of the fabric with rattan, so SCORE!!  Oh and I haven’t told you the best part of the story…  That sweet lady with all the fabric was selling them for $2.00 a BOLT!!!!!!!  I know, it’s inconceivable!  It didn’t matter if there was 1 yard or 15 yards - $2.00 a bolt!  The re-decorating gods were smiling down on us.
Now for the other retro – chair I am really feeling a houndstooth pattern, I found this fabric last weekend at this great little shop over in Southend, Modern Fabrics.  It’s definitely not $2.00 a bolt but I feel like since I lucked out on the other I can afford a little more and get exactly what I want.
You may have caught a glimpse of another fabric behind that pretty gold…  Let me give you a better look at that:
Isn’t that funky cool?  It’s taupe, gold and turquoise embroidered kinda sorta.  I loved it when I saw but didn’t know exactly what I would use it for.  When I got it home and started looking around I thought it would be a great addition for window treatments in the living room with the new upholstered chairs.
I’m loving the combo!  The orange pillow is from the sofa and I already have some turquoise pillows I can bring in to pop up the color.  My newly painted turquoise lamp is perfect for the space as well!  I feel a plan coming together!!  Don’t worry I’ll show ya the finished product as soon as it is…  FINISIHED!
Have you found any great deals recently?  Where do you find your fabric?

1 comment:

  1. WOW!!! What a steal!!!! Love that fabric!!! So excited for your deal and that you are able to get exactly what you want for the other chair!!!


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