Thursday, October 11, 2012

Grasscloth Console & Malachite

You may remember my grasscloth sofa table/console DIY that I completed a while back. Well, Style at Home is featuring it on their website along with six other blogger's projects including my blog friend Heather from Love Your Space. You can check out all the budget-friendly DIY projects on their website here. They asked for the submission a while ago, so below is a photo with my reupholstered benches so you can see what it looks like now . . .

In other news, I got some fabric samples back from Spoonflower for my rope chair. 
Yes, it is malachite. I also got one from the same designer, Chrysocola, that's a slightly different color that actually matches more of the teal I have going on in the rest of my room/rug . . . 
The first (larger) sample is more of an emerald green which is probably more the true malachite color, but I'm leaning toward the second one. I got the samples in cotton poplin . . . Spoonflower gives you different options. I'm not in love with the quality or feel. Has anyone ordered from Spoonflower before? What type of fabric should I order if I decide to go this route?

13 comments:

Leah said...

i've only ordered samples from Spoonflower. But depending on how much use the chair will get, I would choose linen/cotton canvas or heavy cotton twill. the malachite is really pretty with your rug! love it.

Raina Cox said...

That malachite fabric is melting my brain.

I fondled a big hunk of the real stuff a few days and was in ecstasy.

charmaine said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! I'm not sure about the type of fabric but I like the colors of the 2nd one too.

Heather Peterson said...

Love seeing the space as it is now. And love the malachite--yes in teal! I have been curious about spoonflower. Looking forward to your verdict if you use them in the end.

Heather

loveyourspace.blogspot.com

Chateau À Gogo said...

You DIY girls are so talented. I like the second fabric but agree it does not look "strong" enough for chair upholstery fabric. Can you get it in other fabric options?

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

Congrats on the FAB feature on style at home. So exciting! The malachite fabric is really cool! I've seen it done in drapes and loved the look!

Kimberly said...

Kathy, I think you have to go with the cotton twill (I think it's the highest price option) if you're ordering from Spoonflower, but did you know that Dwell Studio has a malachite as well? Google it, I don't think it's very expensive and it should be upholstery friendly. The only thing is that it may be a true green. Anyway, congrats on your feature and I love the chair/malachite combo. STunning!

Ashley said...

Congrats on the feature, Kathy! I haven't ordered from Spoonflower, but I did hear that Dwell has a malachite-print fabric that looks pretty nice. Not sure of the pricing, but it could be worth comparing.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

do the linen cotton mix (my favorite look)or heavy duty cotton twil (what they recomend for upholstery) How much heavy sitting will these guys get? They are going to be so cute!

SHERRY HART said...

Congrats! And...no I have not used spoonflower but have read on other sites that they have been happy with what they ordered. I would think a heavy fabric would be the best.

Decora Adora said...

I love you blog
saludos

alison g. said...

I've ordered from them, and used the heavy cotton for pillows. The fabric per se has held up to my kids throwing and/or jumping on them, but the print has faded a bit. I'd say go with it, but it out of direct light from a window.
Can't wait to see!

(Did you see the wallpaper, too??? I. DIE!!!)

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