Last Updated on October 12, 2012 by Kristi Linauer
Remember these dining chairs that I got for John & Alice’s breakfast area?
With some new paint and new(ish) fabric, they now look like this..
Isn’t that fabric great?! I’m such a sucker for stripes, and this fabric couldn’t be more perfect!!
The funny thing is that it’s actually a shower curtain that I purchased from Goodwill for $3.99.
I didn’t set out looking for cheap fabric. I actually searched all over my city looking for fabric that would coordinate with the drapery fabric and paint colors. But after several searches, I had nothin’. Nada. Zilch. I didn’t even find a fabric that might possibly work. Nothing that would even come close.
So the other day, I was on Craigslist, and I saw a piece of furniture that Goodwill had listed. I was interested, so I hopped in my car and headed that direction. The piece of furniture had sold, but the lady said she would call the other locations in the city to see if they had one.
While I was waiting, I decided to look at the other furniture. It was all junk, so I wandered to the next aisle and started flipping through the bedding, drapery panels, etc. And lo and behold, there it was! The most perfect coordinating fabric in the form of a shower curtain, with three shades of blue to coordinate with the wall color and drapery color, the dark brown which ties in with the dark wood mantle, gallery wall, and woven shades, and the white and gray that brings in the kitchen cabinet colors. It couldn’t be more perfect!!
So have you ever come across the perfect fabric in Goodwill or another thrift store, after searching all over in “real” fabric stores and coming up empty handed? Have you ever used a shower curtain to upholster chairs? This was my first time for both of those things.
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