IT’S FABRIC TIME, Y’ALL!
We’re finally going to start on our new bed – the resurrected version of this guy – and you can expect the full play-by-play so you can copy it, improve upon it, and send me pictures of your fabulous new bed that blows mine outta the water. (Update – see the whole project by following the links at the bottom of this post.)
Andy made me cross-my-heart pinky-swear that I would choose a fabric for this next bed that will last beyond this paint color, that I love, and that I know that I know that I know will work and make me happy for all time.
He obviously doesn’t know me very well. But alas.
I picked up a bunch of fabric pieces from Joann the other day, and thumb-tacked them to the wall in our bedroom, right above some very sloppy looking white pillows. Please forgive the sloppiness – I threw ‘em against the wall and did not make much of an effort.
This I know: I love all-white bedding. It got me through those first weeks with a newborn when you have to wash the sheets every single day, and it didn’t fade… because it can’t. So whatever fabric I choose has to look okay with white bedding and the current wall color.
Here are the pieces I brought home to consider:
It’s pretty, but I’m just not sure how a large-scale pattern will look on the full bed with platform. I think it might be a little more awesome as curtains. Thoughts?
Robert Allen – Royal damask – cloud. Reg price: $79.99.
This is not it. A little to traditional and a LOT too matchy-matchy.
So those are the choices!
Important note: if you’re following along and building your own bed, now’s a great time to buy fabric from Joann – if that’s where you’re buying. It’s 50 percent off, plus you can use printable coupons to score an extra 20 percent before Feb 10!
Now, I need to hear your input, and here’s why. If together we all love the same fabric, and I order it and then regret it, my conversation with Andy can go like this:
Andy: You said you would love this fabric until the end of days!
Me: But honey, it’s not my fault – it was the BLOGOSPHERE!
And I’ll be resolved of all blame. Will you be my scapegoat? Which fabric would you choose?
Update: Check out the updated posts on this new bed as we:
- Built a bed
- Decided to scrap it and start over
- Talked about how to choose a great upholstery fabric
- Chose a fabric… then changed our (okay, my) mind
- Shared our supply list and cut a headboard
- Built a bedframe
- Upholstered the bedframe and upholstered the headboard
- Added the legs and finishing touches
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