So my goal last week was to paint and reupholster my $5 “new” ReStore dining chairs…
And if you’ll remember, my inspiration was this picture from House Beautiful…
But that’s as far as I got because I can’t find fabric that orange color anywhere!!!
I’ve looked at JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, a local store, and online at Fabric.com, and I simply can’t find this color anywhere.
Have you seen this color fabric anywhere?
I did end up buying some white cotton duck and a bottle of orange Rit dye, but I haven’t tried it yet…and honestly, I’m not too confident about going that route. And I didn’t really want cotton. The fabric in the inspiration picture looks kind of textured and slubby, almost like a heavy linen. Yeah…I won’t hold my breath on finding the perfect shade of heavy orange linen. So anyway, the hunt continues…
Over the past few weeks, I’ve learned something about myself. If I determine ahead of time what project I’m going to tackle for the next week, I find myself wanting to work on anything and everything except that project. I have no idea why that is, but because I want to work on anything and everything except that one project, I find myself procrastinating on the project I’ve committed to working on, and then my weekends feel rushed.
So this week, I’m going to try working with my personality rather than against it. Rather than committing to a certain project, I’m simply going to go where inspiration leads. I figure as long as I’m moving forward, and progress is being made, then it’s okay if I perhaps jump around from room to room a bit. So, I’ll try it, and we’ll see how it goes.
How did you do on your projects last week? Did you get anything done? Hit any roadblocks? Share you progress, and if you’ve posted on your progress, leave us a link!
So within minutes of posting this, I think I found a fabric that will work, all thanks to Ashley at First Home Dreams. She suggested that I look at Tonic Living, and low and behold, they have a couple of fabrics that I think will work!
The first is this upholstery weight cotton in a color called Saffron Yellow (and really, I guess the fabric in the inspiration pic really is a very yellowish orange):
The second is definitely a truer orange, and it’s an outdoor fabric in 100% polyester, so it would be very durable. The color is called Orange Crush:
Which one do you think would be better? Just as a reminder, my front door (which is very close to the table) is definitely more of a yellowish orange…
…but it’s not quite as yellow as the first fabric…and most certainly not as orange as the second.
I think the truer orange might actually clash with the door. Or is it okay to mix two totally different oranges? What do you think?
If I’m set on going the outdoor polyester fabric route, they do have a yellow that would work, called Sunnyside Daffodil…
I did have my heart set on an orange or an yellowish orange, but since my walls are yellow, perhaps the yellow fabric would work best. Gosh, now I’m just all kinds of confused.
Please tell me what you think. Help me decide!! 🙂
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