Next time you’re doing an upholstery project, you might want to check out Calico Corners for fabric. Look what they were able to do with this old camelback sofa:
Isn’t it amazing what modern prints can do to the look of a really traditional sofa? For this project they used a duraguarded cotton, silhouette in kiwi, at $24.99/yd.
Here are some other pieces of old furniture that would look really great with new upholstery using fabric from Calico Corners:
From St. Loius’ Craig’s List: an adorable dressing table bench for $35
I would paint the wood tomato red and use this great cream and blue silk for the cushion. (Rabinal, $49.99/yd – you’d need less than a yard) and cover the tufting buttons in a contrasting red fabric…
Inspired by Zoey Deschannel’s apartment published in Domino.
From Dallas’ Craig’s List: A vintage chair for all you lucite lovers. $50.
Della in Lemon
From Washington D.C.’s Craig’s List: An Antique Chippendale-style bench for $25. This would be SUCH an easy DIY project, with the drop in seat.
I would use Fretwork in Aqua for the seat fabric. I love the Greek Key pattern.
From Boston’s Craig’s List – a really cool retro steel office chair
The steely grays in this mod print would be the perfect complement to the metal on the chair.
Dahlia in Aegean, $20.99/yd
Also from Boston’s Craig’s List – a nice settee for $145.
I think my very favorite fabric at Calico is this large-scale floral. I couldn’t seem to choose between all the great colors though. So here they all are..
Stockholm for $23.99/yd.
From New York’s Craig’s List – a beautiful vintage sofa made by Hickory Chair for $300.
Chip Outdoor Mint for the body of the sofa (Hooray for kid-friendly outdoor fabric!)
For drapes in the same room – Fabriano in Cocktail $27.99/yd. Love all the great colors. Wouldn’t a bright red pagoda chandelier look awesome in this room?
This chevron print would also make a great accent fabric. Indra $34.99/yd
I hope you’re inspired to give new life to a piece of vintage or antique furniture. Craig’s list is so full of amazing finds, especially these days, when everyone is looking to off-load unused furniture. You know what they say – one man’s trash…
P.S. If you are interested in any of the Calico Corners fabrics, don’t forget to sign up for their $20 off coupon!