Friday, November 17, 2017

Recycle a Sweater

Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive decorating project? We took an old sweater that wasn't even good enough to donate and covered an outdated vase.  This DIY was quick and used things we already had.  If you want to see the whole video, click here.

Sweater Vase
Things you need: vase, old sweater, glue (spray, hot glue gun, tape) and scissors

First determine which part of the sweater you want to make the focal point of your vase.  We chose the pocket and seam.  We also cut off some of the buttons and glued them closer together.  Once you figure out which parts to use, cut and glue.  It's that simple.  The sleeves make good vase covers too, just cut them off and slip over a slender vase.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Fun Friday: Houzz Quiz

Today I thought it would be fun to check out another quiz on Houzz.  I chose the "What Style of Kitchen Should You Have?" quiz.  Do you ever feel like you wish you could have one style but you really like another style?  I love the Farmhouse look but it's really not me.  I think quizzes like this help us narrow down our choices.  One of the hardest things when picking fabrics is choosing which one since there are simply so many beautiful choices available.  I think we have over 500,000 current fabrics on right now.  My advice to you, learn your style and make your choices accordingly.

My Results - which I am not surprised by: Your style is … Modern!
Modern: You lean toward a minimalist vibe with sleek and simple hardware. You find beauty in the small things, like the veining of a marble countertop or the grain of walnut cabinets.  Take the quiz here>>

Friday, November 3, 2017

Velvet VS Chenille

Don't you just love soft, velvety fabrics for upholstery? Not only does it look luxurious, but it feels amazing. Upholstery velvet is one of our most popular fabric choices in 2017. Every gorgeous color in the rainbow is available and these fabrics are made to last. Shop Velvet

Now to our question:

What is the difference between velvet and chenille?

"To put it simply, Chenille is a type of yarn, and Velvet is a type of construction."

Velvet is made from weaving two pieces of fabric together and then cutting it down the middle while chenille fabric is made from chenille yarn producing a fuzzy, soft pile. Although the fabrics are very different, the look and feel can be very similar.

Bottom line: pick the one you like the best - you can't go wrong with either one.

Check out this detailed article from Greenhouse Fabrics >>