Our Screened In Porch and Online Fabric Stores

porchOnce I find a good source for something, I  am pretty much a repeat customer.  So, I was very happy to find some outdoor fabric when I wanted to spiff up our screened in porch.  I already had cushions I liked which is Sunbrella in cocoa but I needed new accent pillows to coordinate. Actually the pillows I had before were nasty I was not about  to embarrass myself with “before” pictures.  Trust me on that one!!

I  found some outdoor fabric I liked at Fabric Guru, ordered a sample and was thrilled when the sample came and they matched!  They matched so good it looked as if they were meant to be coordinating fabrics.


 I used cream colored burlap on the tables – and a shutter I had in the  garage


 I love to read…………and our porch is a perfect little hide away!!

porch6This iron chandelier is from our pergola we had in Texas.  It is meant to have candles for lighting purposes but honestly in the heat of the summer they just melt – and it is a big mess.  I learned that lesson the hard way.


I found these lamps at an estate sale a while back ……………. they were avocado, gold and dark brown. They were anything but pretty!  And the lamp shades were as tall as the lamp itself!!  I will let you know in my next blog how I finished them.


My resources I used on the porch:

  • Our furniture and cushions is what we had when we lived in Texas
  • The end tables are those kits with the screw-in legs meant for skirted tables
  • Fabric for the cream & taupe pillows is from fabricguru.com.  The name of it is John Wolf Basalto Solarium in Jute.  $8.95 a yard! ( I actually saw it in another fabric store for 28.95 a yard.  Score!
  • The Blue toile is also from fabricguru.com and the name of it is  Robert Allen Lake Paradise in Spa.  Also 8.95 an yard.

Thanks for visiting!! Hope you come visit again soon!


Online Fabric Stores – Part II

My newly upholstered wing backs have been delivered!! Actually they have been here for a couple of weeks!! I have become such a slacker when it comes to blogging. I need to get back on board!!

If you remember from my last post I had a hard time deciding which side to use. The right side?? Or the wrong side??? Hard decision because I liked them both. I ended up with the lighter side of fabric and I am quite pleased.

So here they are!


I added nail head trim in a dark brass.




But what really has me jazzed is the nail head trim on the back of the chairs.


Besides loving this fabric  – I also loved the price!! $7.95 a yard!!! Yep, that what I said!  If you are looking for fabric go check out Fabric Guru. I also bought some outdoor fabric from them to do our screened in porch.  That will be another post!

OH!! Fabric Guru has not a clue who I am other than another customer!!

Hope you are having a great weekend. It is so cool here in Oklahoma that we have had the windows opened all day. And it’s August. Amazing!!

Come back and visit! And I love your comments!


Online Fabric Stores

 Poor me! I live in a city that really does not have any good fabric stores. Well, actually we have two – but I never find any fabric that really wows me.  When I moved to Tulsa from Houston I literally had withdrawals!! I love to look at fabric even when I don’t need fabric. Hard to explain, just something that turns me on!

I snagged these Baker wing backs at an estate well over a year ago. If I still had a grandmother she would love the fabric. Me, not so much!! I bought them because I just liked their style even if I had to look past the “granny” fabric.



I have spent the last year looking for fabric and finally found what I wanted at FabricGuru -an online fabric store. And the price was right!  The problem is that  it does not have a front or back. So, just when I find the fabric I love – now I have to decide which side of the fabric I want.

Do I want this side???



Or do I want this side??????  This is stressing me out!!



I feel silly that I am making such a big deal out of it!! Kinda know which side speaks to me the most. Just hope when my upholstery guy shows up tomorrow I am confident in my decision!!



What’s your opinion??

Check back to see the big reveal!!  I also have another project I used an online fabric store that I need to share with you.