Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The playroom: finding THE fabric

So over the summer, I peppered you with posts about putting together our playroom (it was so much fun)!

And then it all came to a screeching halt.
There are loads of reasons why but the main reason is that I've been slow and indecisive on picking a fabric to have cushions made for the built-in bench, which is basically the last thing that needs to be done in here.

Originally I thought I'd do a plain white canvas fabric and ordered a few swatches.
Then I thought about it. 
White. In a playroom. 
With dirty hands, play dough, boogers, etc.
Have I lost my mind?

In my defense, I thought that at least with white, I could just remove the covers and bleach them to get them clean. But the more time we played out there, the more I began to realize that I'll probably end up having to wash these covers weekly daily.
And let's face it. I do enough laundry in a week, I don't need to add to it.

So, I've reconsidered my fabric choice and have gone in the complete opposite direction:

This is why I'm liking this fabric:

1. It's cheap at $11 a yard (I need to buy 8 yards).
2. The color and pattern go with the look of the room and will also disguise dirt/stains/smudges/boogers/what have you.
3. It's washable for really bad accidents.
4. It's a medium weight and described as being suitable for upholstery.

Once the sample arrives, I'll be able to confirm it's a good choice and finally have these cushions made!

- Caitlin


  1. I love your fabric choice. Make sure you wash & dry it to remove any shrinkage before you make your cushion cover.

  2. That playroom is already too cute, and now you are just upping it a notch (or 10) with that fabric. Much better choice to skip the white in this space. I'm loving how well you can mix patterns - that is my nemesis!

    1. Thanks so much! I'm usually not good at mixing patterns but it just kind of all fell together nicely in here!

  3. Your playroom is just so adorable as it is. I love everything you have done in there. The colors and patterns are perfect. I think your new fabric choice is spot on. I really like that print.

    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait for the cushions to be made and for this space to feel totally complete.


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