August 19, 2010Super Secret Project – The FINAL Reveal!
By Sara In AZ
So I am sure y’all have just been on the edge of your seats wondering, “Which fabric did Sara choose?”
Was it the wool boucle? No.
Was it the ice blue one? No.
Was it this Chartreuse one? No.
It WAS this chartreuse fabric that I picked for the one armed couch and the little bandido! The last one on the list. I know a lot of y’all liked the above chartreuse better, but the scanned picture below does not really convey the texture of my fabric very well. So read on and see why I picked this fabric – and you can also see better pictures of the texture below too!
I really could not find anything in a teal color that had the texture I was looking for. So, I went for the chartreuse green color. I really liked the wool boucle fabric, but the color was all wrong for me. I guess I wanted a color that was a bit more out there – if you know what I mean. I was going back and forth between the 2 chartreuse fabrics, but I finally settled on the last one because it actually had a bit more texture and it was a much heavier weight upholstery fabric, so I thought it would hold up a lot better over time.
I tried in vain to find my fabric listed somewhere on the web so I could give y’all a link, but no such luck. It is made by a company called Marcovaldo. The pattern is ‘Madrid’ and the color is ‘Fig’. The fabric is a Viscose/Poly/Cotton blend. The fabric was $16.50 a yard from Mesa Sales, so I was happy with that price. It was A LOT better than $60 a yard anyway.
I was kind of worried that I would not like my fabric after I ordered it. I mean, I only saw a little square of it in the sample book. I was worried the big bolt of fabric would look different somehow, or the color would be off. But not to worry, when the fabric arrived I liked even more! Whew!!!
So I rang up Austen, the wonder upholsterer, and he said “Bring them on over!” A few weeks later here is what I had.
Wait a minute! Do y’all know I have not had one victim, err, client for my lovely turquoise hair dryer yet!
Y’all aren’t scared, are you? Look at the lovely couch you could be sitting on while getting your hair done!
How will Sara’s Hair*A*Rama ever stay in business? 🙂
Here is the little Bandido!
Here are some pictures with the flash off so you can get a better idea of the detail. Though the true color is more like the pictures above with the flash on – more chartreuse, not light green at all.
I told Austen I wanted these couches done EXACTLY the same way as they were before – all the cording, all the buttons, all the channels of the back – everything. I think he did a really great job! He even added some cording on the back, that was not there before, just to make it look a bit more polished! Thanks Austen!
Here are some close up pictures of the texture.
These were also with the flash off.
One other thing I did was sand down all the little legs to the natural color and spray them with a wood lacquer. For some weird reason all of the legs were different colors. Some were natural maple, some were reddish stained, and some were brown stained. Hmmmmm??? I thought leaving them the natural color was the easiest thing.
So, that is it! What do y’all think?
Oh no, George has already found the couches! At least she doesn’t have claws – whew!
She is winking at y’all. *Wink*Wink* 🙂
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