Now that you’ve got your ready made curtains sorted, it’s time to sort out the rest of your life. I’m starting with my ridiculous fabric collection.
I’ve managed to amass a huge amount of fabric over the years – from swatches to rolls – and I had big dreams for every scrap. Now that the evenings are getting longer (it’s just about light at 5:30!) I’ve had the energy boost I’ve been waiting for. Spring is round the corner and it won’t catch me off guard.
This post is dedicated to inspiring you to make use of your excess fabric, buttons and other crafty bits and bobs that are gathering dust in the corner. I’m going to try at least one before spring!
Although my fabric collection is a mess, there are some beautiful colours and patterns in there that complement each other perfectly. To pull off a lovely patchwork cushion, just grab a handful of your favourite fabrics and take a look at this great website that shows you how to upholster an old cushion step-for-step. It’s the perfect way to fill your time on a rainy Sunday, and it’ll get you prepared for spring.
Create an inspiration wall to make your fabric collection part of your home. This CD rack idea is the perfect way of displaying the colour and variety of your taste in a cool and sophisticated way. You can find a similar rack here.
Do you have a couple of spare trees knocking around the garden? Why not make a lovely hammock with your spare fabric? It’s not as difficult as it looks and it’ll have you set for summer (maybe I’m getting ahead of myself). And anyway, it’s not too difficult…
Kind of like curtains but smaller, messier and slightly more stylish; valances aren’t just for beds. Hook yourself up with some of these bad boys by using a large chunk of excess fabric – preferably a light, bright fabric – and your kitchen will look incredible for spring. Here’s some instructions.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you’ll know by now that teepees are very cool. If you have a spare corner going in your living room, fill it with a teepee and it’ll look awesome. Not only that, but they’re easy to make and fun too. You can use bright, patterned fabric to add a quirky edge, or keep it sleek with plain colours. Here’s how…