Oh, I knew it would be a chore. I knew there would be lots of dust, sore muscles, long hours, cramped hands…
But I thought I would get it done in one day. I didn’t. Not even close.
Well, okay…maybe it’s about halfway done. I started by sanding it, using my sander on the large middle sections, and then manually sanding the rest because my sander wouldn’t fit in the narrow strips between the large paneled sections. Then I followed up with deglosser on the whole wall, and then primer. Hopefully I can get the primer finished today, and move on to the fun part…the paint!!
Oh, it was a long day, and it was hard work, but soooo worth it when I arrived at home, walked in the door, and saw a roll of fabric waiting for me. Twenty-seven yards of gorgeous damask fabric.
Yes, I must hurry and get that wall (and the other walls) painted, because I’m in the mood to make some draperies!!
The paint samples on the fabric are the lower kitchen cabinet color (light gray–Behr Elephant Skin)(top cabinets will be creamy white), wall color (light blue-green–Martha Stewart Rainwater), and the two colors I’ll use on the dresser and other accents (dark gray–Behr Intellectual, dark blue-green–Martha Stewart Arrowroot).
I bought the fabric from Fabric.com. It was less than $7 per yard, but before I purchased it, I searched online for a coupon and found one for 20% off my order. On top of that, they offer free shipping on orders over $35. So, I got all of this fabric…all 27 yards of beautiful damask…for $150. Yes, you read that right…
27 yards of fabric for $150!!!!
Can you believe it?! I have a feeling that I’ll be doing quite a bit more business with fabric.com.
Do you have any resources for great, inexpensive decorator fabrics? If so, pass ’em along to me, please!!
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Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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