The upholstery fabric issue has been solved!
On Friday, I absconded with my sister–in–law and nephew and we hit the road for a 36–hour kamikaze mission to visit Nana and Papa and to shop for fabric in OKC.
Saturday morning we fortified ourselves with burgers and entirely too much pop (soda if you're from Texas).
Why not buy weird pop when you can use your children as your excuse?
Then we hit the shops. My dad mapped out the route so we could hit just about every store in Oklahoma City that carries upholstery fabric.
Oh the dilemma! I went from no choice to entirely too many fabrics to choose from. I did have a plan, though. My perfect fabric had to be:
• Small print
• No stripes of any kind
• No matching required
No tall order there!
At the last store of the day, we found this:
DING DING DING!!! Winner!
Yes, 14.25 yards of upholstery fabric at $5/yard at a little hole–in–the–wall upholstery outlet store in Oklahoma City. Deep in the recesses of Fabric & Upholstery Outlet we found a fabric that fit all the criteria. I can use either side. So far I have two votes for using the blue side and three for the gold side. I'll live with it for awhile before I choose to use the "wrong" side or the "right" side.
And then it was time to go back home. We had to stop at Garden Ridge first because the bargains just jump into your cart there. Add another book to the craft book challenge tally.
So, add perseverance to gumption if you're going to reupholster a chair. Any votes on which side fabric I should use?