Part of great design is mixing prints, colors and fabrics together. In my business I am constantly looking for affordable ways to redo beautiful vintage pieces. It seems prices continue to go up for popular items. Fabric can get very expensive with average ranges of $15-$25 a yard. When you are doing a lot of upholstery, crafts, or DIY projects that can tug at your purse strings. My favorite place to get fabric is Old Time Pottery!
Yes, you heard right.
I bet you didn’t even know they had any.
Well if you follow Dreamingincolor or the Old Time Pottery Blog you have heard me talk about it in my bunting post where I used vinyl fabric or even my Beach Sign post where I used a cotton print ripped in strips.
At $5.99 a yard it is the best value I have found. When it is on sale you can get it for $4.99 yd.
So this upholstery project called for a trip to Old Time Pottery, The prints are very stylish. The only problem you can run into is finding the right yardage because they are already cut pieces ranging from 1-6 yards.
Oh, and it is hard to make up your mind!
I found the fabric I wanted and it made the chairs look more current. It had an Ikat print. I wasn’t sure if I would like it once on the chairs but I am so glad I went with my gut. I dug through a heap of fabric at the store.
I may or may not have gotten more than I needed *wink
The used chairs I found where awesome but the upholstery was hideous and falling apart. One chair had the seat missing. This picture doesn’t look too bad but if you sat in the chair you might go through to the floor!
I used a chalk and mineral based paint to paint the wood of the chairs in the color Driftwood. The color was perfect to go with the fabric.
I wanted to combine the fabric with brass upholstery studs. They are the jewelry to finish the chair. After the painting, my upholsterer did a great job putting it together. I think we make a great team.
They are such a great addition in my home. One chair took about 3 yards of fabric. You do the math! What a deal! Thanks Old Time Pottery!