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Monday, April 18, 2011

Upholstery Game

Has anyone else tried out this really fun design application on Jo-Ann fabrics where you can virtually try different fabrics on your furniture? I bought a chair similar to the one pictured here at a local consignment store, but I've yet to choose a fabric for my first upholstery project. This is a great application to try out because it gives you an idea of how large the repeat pattern is. I don't know about you, but I'm bad at visualizing that part. It turns out most of the prints I considered were a lot smaller than I'd thought. 

The orange Sunbrella fabric is looking perfect, except it's an outdoor fabric. Not sure how that would work out. On one hand, it would be great to just wipe off stains. But is it going to feel like I've covered the chair in plastic? 
Love, love, love the Khandar Indigo, but wish it came in more of an orange or coral color. A solid might be nice and sophisticated, but is it fun enough for my first upholstery project?  
The verdict is still out on this one. I'm not in Tokyo anymore, so instead of a short train ride to Nippori ("Textile Town"), I'm going to drive to my nearest Jo-Ann fabrics and do a look-see. Or I might go back to this great local housewares shop downtown called The Home Market

Eventually, I'll make the big decision and, of course, blog all about it!





 
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