Julia’s kitchen remodel is coming along beautifully! I went over on Friday to have a look at the drapery fabric samples in the room, and while I was there I took a few pictures of the progress.
As you can see, the crown molding above the cabinets has been painted black now. Much better!! Lower cabinet doors installed, backsplash installed (although the paint is wet and shiny in these pics), appliances installed, granite installed, and flooring installed.
FABRIC #1: This is the one that I thought would work best. I love it with the wall color. It’s perfect!!
It’s also perfect with all of the finishes in the kitchen. However, I’m less enthused about how it looks with the red chair. Oh, I had such hopes for this one!! It still might be the best option, but let’s look at some more.
FABRIC #2: The black, gray and white check also looks nice with the walls.
FABRIC #3: This lightly quilted silk is still my favorite fabric, but at $130/yard, I just don’t think it’s gonna happen.
So those were the options I had at the time. My favorite is definitely the silk. When I left, I was feeling a bit frustrated and down because I just knew I wasn’t going to get what I wanted, and I really, really hate to settle for second rate.
But Friday afternoon, look what arrived in the mail…another sample.
But it’s pretty darn close. It’s a silk/linen blend, and it’s less than half the cost of the silk fabric. I’m going to take it over to Julia’s today and see what it looks like in the room. I really have high hopes that it’ll be perfect!!