Saturday, February 23, 2008

Do you want to know what 90 bucks a yard looks like??

Can I just say that I normally would have NEVER paid that ridiculous amount of moolah for a pillow!!! Never!! Everyone must know that their has to be a story behind this or I wouldn't be posting about my massive folly! When we moved in our new home, our furniture looked horrible. Seriously - it just wasn't cutting it!! It was all about 5 years old, but looked 25 years old!! Ragged - I tell ya', just ragged!! Well, we found a sofa and 1 chair we really liked. Sofa was leather and the chair was upholstered in a cutie fabric, but I still wanted to look at my fabric choices for "maybe" something different for the chair.

Well, I found the above fabric. But after careful consideration, I thought it might look better as a couple of throw pillows. I really didn't think it would wear all that well {uhmmm, especially with 4 extremely small kidlets, that really don't give a rat's crap if we have "nice" furniture or "trailer-trash" furniture!} As the dear sales lady was looking up the price of the fabric {which matched the original fabric on the chair super fabulous,} she started cracking up laughing. Because this fabric was 90 flippin' dollars a yard!! A yard = 90 bucks!! Well, by now I'm totally in love with this fabric - I mean IN LOVE!! Was I really going to back away now!? NOWAY!! I will just have to sell some of these fertile eggs I carry around with me or something - anybody need a kidney? Needless to say - I got 2 pillows which somehow equaled to 2 yards {I'm sure you can do the math!} I feel like I saved a lot of money by not covering the chair in the fabric - I'm sure you will all agree!

This is not necessarily a good picture of the chair {actually it's just not a good picture} but you can see the cuteness of it! Above the chair, you can see a painting that I "inherited" from my grandparents. That is probably the main reason I changed my decor so drastically. Check out my old decor here. I also got myself the new rug you see {now that time I did find a bargain!}

This room is S-L-O-W-L-Y coming together. And I do mean slowly. It has been very aggravating to tell you the truth.

Check out the stinkin' cute lamp I found!! It is a table lamp, but it is soooo tall. It comes to my waste when it is on the floor {which is not saying much since I'm only 5 foot tall!} But I only got 1 because I didn't know where I was going to put it. I still don't know where I'm going to put it, but I think I might need another one - haha. Once I get some more of this room completed, I promise to post more pictures - I've got to do something with those "beige" walls! Yuck!


Rachel said...

#1 yeah you're not funny when you tell a story....nope not funny at all..whatever!
#2 where in the heck were you when you took that living room picture?! Remember you are 800 weeks pregnant now sister!

Pear Street Studios said...

Your room is beautiful! How do you get your pictures to look so dreamy. The pillow is gorgeous! Sometimes we just have to splurge, don't we! LOL!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Your room is wonderful...and that we really need to say anything else...just wanted to stop by and say thank you...thank you...thank you for all of your sweet birthday wishes!

Hope your day is as wonderful as you have made mine.

smiles, kari (& kijsa)

Shady Lady! said...

it looks great! I love the rug!! The fabric seems to really match the rug. When you find what is exactly what you want, you better just get it no matter the price. If not, you just spend your life repeatedly re-do-ing what you "settled" for - and that can add up to much more over time than that initial splurge.

Holly said...

looks great! We all have to spend a little money to get what we want sometimes!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

that looks like my fabric......mine has a black background though......and it WAS NOT $90 a yard. I love mine......I think I bought it at JoAnnes