Monday, May 19, 2014

Fabric Fairy Tale: Part Deux

I know the suspense was killing you, so I'm back with the second part of my fabric story.

When I last left you, I had decided that I would recover my basement chair cushions with this fabric…

"Funochio Parade" is its name. Wild and crazy is its game.

I'll admit this funky design is a little out of my comfort zone. I liked the sample swatch, but I wanted to see what this fabric looked like in a larger dose. So, I began googling it. Surely, someone somewhere had recovered a piece of furniture in it. Right?

Ummm… no.

Or, if they had, they weren't sharing it with the world wide web.

I was just going to have to trust that the chair would be fabulous.

It's got to be better than this, right?

Fast forward 24 hours. In preparation for another project, I am on line researching planked walls. My search eventually leads me to Sandra's blog, where I see this...

 Sandra's Closet

What the what!?? Is that Funochio Parade I spy on that adorable bench? It sure looks like it.

(This is the Twilight Zone moment I alluded to in my last post. Do-do-do-do.)

I immediately e-mail Sandra to find out. She graciously responds that she doesn't recall the name, but she purchased the fabric at Hobby Lobby a couple of years ago.

I know it's a long shot, but I hop in my car and head over to the Lobby of Hobby, hoping I might be able to find the fabric.

And guess what? I did!!!  A big fat bolt of Funochio was waiting right there for me.

And the best part? It was $24.99/yd + 40% off! Much better than the fabric store's price of $44.99/yd.

That meant a savings of $120!! Now, that's what I call a Happy Ending.

You were probably hoping Part Two of this story would mean an actual reveal of the chair with her new cushions, but you're going to have to wait a little longer for that. Not because I'm trying to turn this story into a novel, but because the cushions aren't done yet :)

However, I am making progress on the basement makeover. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I did some painting this weekend...

Be back soon to show you the latest…


  1. What is the name of the blue paint used on your table?

  2. Chardawneh… it is Annie Sloan chalk paint in "Duck Egg blue."

  3. I love that fabric! So fun for your basement. Funny how you manage to stumble across an example used - I think it was meant to be!