It ended up being TOTALLY different than any of my plans! I decided to order the bird fabric and the cream fabric that I was positive that I wanted (along with a yard each of a couple of blues that I liked) so that I could see the fabrics in person, and when the bird fabric arrived……. I didn’t love it. wah, wah, wah….
It was a lot duller in person then on the fabric.com website, and the marbling in the fabric made it a little, dare I say it, old lady? (I’m sorry, I am sure in the right context it would be great!!!) I WAS going to mix in bright colors, but after seeing what I had, I knew I would need to start over again if I wanted to go bright, since NONE of the fabric I had would work with that. So instead I decided to re-look at what I had, and see what I could make out of it, without any additional money being spent. I had enough of the cream to cover the entire love seat piece, and I decided that sun fading would be less of an issue with it. (here’s what the fabric I took off of my furniture looked, it used to be fantastic and vibrant, but not so much anymore after 3 years on my patio in Richmond VA.
Here’s the sad before on the patio here….
So anyway, I ended up using the cream for the love seat, the brown woven raffia look fabric I already had for the seats of the chairs, and then the navy coral (which I actually wish I had more of than just a yard, I think I almost liked this one the best) for the cushion backs and a cushion for the love seat.
The beads on the little pillow are navy blue even though they read a little black here.