Last week I showed you our new wool rug, knitted pouf, and roman shades, which are pretty much making our living room about 80% done. Yay! Here’s an updated to do list:
paint TV wall coralhere paint window frames glossy whitehere remove vertical blinds and replace with linen draperywe didn’t post about it, but it’s similar to this DIY roman shades for two windowshere get two new pillows for sofa [they've been ordered! Just waiting them to travel across the pond]
- hang large black & white canvases on shared wall with dining room
order a new LARGE rughere find an ottoman for wingback chair [maybe a knit pouf?]here
- find Robbie some friends
- order navy velvet armchair
Yes my sofa pillows have finally arrived! I know that the Chiang Mai Dragon trend has come and gone, but I’m still totally in love with this Schumacher fabric, and I think I always will be. I love that it’s a floral, yet is still gender neutral. I mean it kind of reminds me of old school tattoos. Derek and I joked around that if I ever got a tattoo [which I never will] it would be a whole sleeve of Chaing Mai fabric.. how cool would that look?? I digress.
Incase you missed them in this post, here are my new pillows:
For most people this fabric is unattainable unless you know an Interior Designer [ahem!], or plan to fork over a LOT of dough at some Etsy shops. But for those of you who love this fabric and aren’t “of the trade”, I have a little treat for you. A few months ago I stumbled across this Ebay shop that sells pillows like these for UBER cheap [considering this fabric retails for $200+ a yard]. They sell out pretty much as soon as they get them in, so I’ve been stalking it everyday since I found it. Well last week they had them again, so I quickly ordered two pillows without even hesitating. I mean, when you love something you must
set it free make it yours, right? Especially when it’s 70% retail.
I’m not usually a huge fan of Ebay, unless it has the “buy it now” option. The whole bidding thing has always been a nightmare to me, and I’ve been screwed over one too many times by sellers who claim something is authentic and then once it arrives it’s a replica and then the seller disappears once complaints are made. But this seller is amazing! I was nervous that this was too good to be true, and I was a little scared to order something out of the country [because I've had things get lost in customs before]. But these pillows were at my front door in less than a week! And they were perfect in every way.
It’s hard to find this fabric on anything for a good price these days, but when you do it’s like finding buried treasure! And when I find good deals, I always love to pass them on to you. Have any of you found a good deal on some Chiang Mai? I saw it on Ebay once for $10/yard after it had already sold out. Boo. I would have bought 1,000 yards :P