Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I Heart Debois Textiles

Here's a before shot of the kitchen:

The peanut butter and jelly color scheme was driving me nuts yesterday, and my hubby's on a business trip (so my crazy prego-nesting tendencies are going completely unchecked!) so last night I pulled some beigey-cream paint out of our storage room and did this:

Do you see what's hanging from the window?

Yesterday I stopped by my favorite fabric store- Debois Textiles in Baltimore. It's an absolute treasure trove. I don't know about you, but it takes me for-eva to shop for fabrics, especially someplace like Debois where you never know what you'll find.

I was searching through the piles of fabics and was doing my 3rd lap when the manager came by and asked me if I'd like to look at more fabrics they had in the warehouse. Um, yes please!!

I'd been there plenty of times before (thanks to Jenny's recommendation a year or so ago) but didn't know there were additional fabrics in the warehouse!

So, I'm looking through more piles of fabrics and out of the corner of my eye I spy this hanging out of, well, a trash can!!

That's right y'all- it's Kelly Wearstler "Bengal Bazaar" and because it's a little dirty she sold me the piece for $6.50!! I just found the same fabric online for $123 per yard! I have about a yard and a half, which (I checked and double checked) is just enough for the chair seats if I'm really careful.

I also picked up two yards of this pretty ralph lauren print:

Here's the paint I'm planning on using on the chairs:

"Night Tide" -I'm hoping it will be the perfect dark peacock. I can't decide if I should paint the table creamy-white, gray, or the same peacock? I'd love to hear your opinion!

Here's my dilemma- I can't commit to using the new fabrics in the kitchen because they also look fantastic in my living room! Love how the KW fabric looks against the blue grasscloth in my built-ins:

Either one would look great to reupholster the CC armchairs in my living room (which are in need of new upholstery)

Hmmmm- decisions, decisions.

Well, I'll have some time to think about it because I'm taking the girlies down to grandma's house for a couple of days.



  1. Wow, Pam! How cool! I can't believe you got that fabric for $6.50. I'd say go with your first instinct and use it on your kitchen chairs. You use those so often--won't they give you a lot of pleasure? And I'd paint all the chairs and then see how they look around the table. I'm thinking you'd enjoy the table a lighter color with the dark chairs around it. Have fun!

  2. I wouldn't have had a clue that that was a $125/yd fabric...I wouldn't have known what a great deal that was.
    It's very pretty fabric! I'd vote for going ahead and using it in your kitchen, that way your color scheme will be pulled through more than one room. As for the table, I think I'd go creamy white.
    Whatever you do, it's going to turn out beautifully, cuz you are one talented lady!

  3. Score!!! I think I need to plan a field trip up to see you. ;) Love your purchases. :)

  4. WOW what a find! But I am so out of the loop I never would have known what a treasure was sitting in the trash can.

    Can't wait to see how it turns out. I like the kitchen but either I am sure would look great.

  5. What a find! I'm knee-deep in a grey phase - I can't stay away from it, so my vote for the table is grey :)

  6. Oh my word, can I say JEALOUS!!!! Great find! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

    Unleash your creativity

  7. LOVE Reanna! and love the back room!


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