Can I wear drapery fabric as a skirt? What are the rules on that? Can only Scarlet O’Hara and the kids in The Sound of Music pull that off?
I bought this fabric a year or two ago and covered a rescued piano bench top with it. The piano bench was awful – black chipped paint and disGUSting fabric. (no “before” pictures, so you’ll have to trust me on the disgustingness) I sprayed the legs and stapled the new fabric on it, and now it sits proudly in our kitchen.
(it’s also the fabric I have as my header up there — its from the Laurie Smith collection )
So I was at Hancock Fabrics today and all their Laurie Smith (the least offensive Trading Spaces decorator) line of fabrics were on sale for $3.99 a yard. I’m pretty sure I bought it originally for $14-$15 ish. There are tons of really cute prints and I am totally salivating. I carted around a bolt of my bench print for a while. It was the same print but had an eggplant color in it instead of the greenish color. A beautiful eggplant. An eggplant color that just happens to be the exact same shade of eggplant as a shirt that I have hanging in the closet. A lone eggplant shirt with nothing to match it. Until now!
But it is drapery fabric. Or upholstery. Or something that is not “clothing and apparel” fabric. So I put it back. But I keep thinking about it. My original bench print (and its eggplant hued cousin) and several others are swirling in my head. Can I do it? Is that weird?
Q: how many times can I use the word eggplant in a post?
A: apparently 6 times