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blue & white fabric for under $10


 When I saw this pkauffman artissimo navy fabric on Joanns’ website, I was totally in love.  I bought it without getting a sample or anything.  I just knew it was “me” and would work.  The fabric is regularly $59.99, but I caught it on sale for $23.99.  (I also got free shipping.)



I know that even the sale price of $23.99/yard might be too high for some budgets, so I thought I would pick out some fabrics I like for this treatment that are under $10.00.  Here’s what I picked…

Avery Deep Blue

Premier Prints Indoor/Outdoor Avery Deep Blue

Jordan Indigo

Golding Fabrics Jordan Indigo

Ozborne Deep Blue

Premier Prints Indoor/Outdoor Ozborne Deep Blue

 You could really use any fabric you wanted, but these are the three that caught my eye.  I needed 8 yards for a 12′ wide wall and 8′ ceilings, by the way.  A full tutorial will be available on in a couple of months.

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  1. I can’t wait, tell me please! Love it!

  2. Oh, MMS, You rock! These are sooo up my alley! Thank you!

  3. Those are nice, but the one you used is heads above the others. I love it!

    • Pamela Barnabo says:

      I like the Jordan Indigo best, but I agree with Ceci. I love the fabric you used the best and I would not have thought to put it on the wall. It is georgeous!

  4. Michelle says:

    Are these home decor fabrics? I need to make curtains for my sewing room and don’t know if I should use quilting (cotton) fabric or home decor fabric.

    Love your room…makes me want to re-do mine! :)

  5. Awesome. Just awesome. :)

  6. love if you every see a similar pattern in a sage green….that is what I am looking for…all the ones I find are like 85.00 to 125.00 ouch

    love the look of your bedroom congrats

    • Kathryn – Check out the new sage green window panel they just got in at West Elm. It’s more modern than these styles but really nice!

    • I just realized that sage green panel I saw in the West Elm store today is so new it’s not even on their website yet. Wait a few days and check or email them and ask for a swatch. Good Luck!

  7. Marian, my breath stopped up, and my heart went pitty-pat when I saw that third fabric! I adore the one you chose, but man, that third one! I totally pinned from the site onto my Master Suite board to show to the man later! Thanks!

  8. Goedele - Old Red Barn says:

    I love Jordan Indigo, because it’s off white.

  9. LOVE them all…beautiful project!

  10. Loving these prints. So classic and reminisant.

  11. April Johnson says:

    I absolutely love that fabric & your bedroom! You inspire me is so many ways! Thanks!

  12. Love your more affordable choices!

  13. I love the idea of looking for a bargain version of your fabric. It reminds me of a feature they used to do in “Apartment Life” magazine called “Tongue in Chic” where they recreated an over-the-top expensive room for pennies on the dollar. You’ve shown us great choices. Thanks. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  14. Susan says:

    I had been on fabric site and picked out some of these.. though a few I liked in the 13 dollar range. NO fabric for me until I get some other projects done. Or make some decisions…

    I have to say I am happy to know you paid half price.. I clicked on your link for your beautiful fabric, and had a good idea of how much you need to “wallpaper”! I did that years ago… and think I know how you did it! My computer chair dropped a foot lower when I saw the 59 dollar a yard price.. and then I thought no way would MMS pay that much.. she must of got a deal or a comp! I took a hiatus from the fabric world, and I have to admit that I have been shocked when I see in the last few years how much decor fabric has gone up! As always you do not disappoint us, and keeping us all that are on budget in your posts! Waiting for the tutorial.. Thanks

  15. I can’t wait for your post when you show how you put it on the wall!! I’m hoping this could be my solution to the one ugly wallpapered wall in my guest bedroom.

  16. I am curious how to get it on the wall besides mod podge glue LOL which I would use.

    I will be watching to see if you use wall paper glue

  17. Stunning! Cannot wait for tutorial because I want to do a fabric treatment to the top half of my dining room walls.

  18. Beautiful blue’s to use for decorating. I really like that you put it on the wall. Can’t wait to see the post about how you did it.

  19. I’m so curious to see the tutorial on hanging the fabric on a wall! It’s seems so cool that you can peel it off if you want a change!


  20. Absolutely stunning! I could never pay that much either. The other fabrics are gorgeous although I don’t use blue. This is food for thought for other colors though. Can’t wait to see the tutorial! Trying to get back to blogging and so happy I saw this.


  21. I love all of the blue fabrics you picked, especially the one you will be using. Can’t wait to see your tutorial. I work with fabric, but have never tried upholstering a wall.

  22. beverlee says:

    Wow…I like that first one the best of all….I wasn’t really in the market, but……I just might need that. thank you. and thank you for all you do…

  23. Molly says:


    MMS – you are amazing! I can’t wait to hear how this is done. Now that is adventurous. Not to be a naysayer, but what if it you had to take it down? Is it impossible to remove? Regardless – it is absolutely GORGEOUS!

  24. I love the fabric you chose. it looks a lot like your drapery fabric. It’s a great alternative to wall paper (if you’ve ever had to remove wallpaper, you know!) Beautiful with the ironstone above the bed.

  25. With starch!

  26. Laurie says:

    Before I was married I purchased some navy blue and white dishes that I still “adore” to this day! For years those colors were just not “in”. Thank you for bringing them back to the world and some of us can be at peace again!

  27. i used modpodge on some walls and spray glue on other walls…also, i live overseas and do not get HGTV here so how can i see your way of doing it? r u gona post it on youtube:)?

  28. Denise T says:

    Looking forward to seeing it.

  29. Gemika says:

    Oh that is just great, and a great price, all those fabrics are gorgeous, thanks for going to the effort to find them for us!

  30. Love the fabric, can’t wait to see what you do with it. Hope you show us soon.

  31. Where did you find your new bed? I have to have one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. where did you find that headboard I need one

  33. Wonderful alternatives (and more on my budget). Thanks! I can’t wait for the tutorials.

  34. debbie klausing says:

    Marian, I just picked up Pottery Barn’s Spring Bed and Bath catalog. When I saw the cover my immediate thought was that it reminded me of your new wall treatment. You have done such a wonderful job on your home.

  35. Love it. I want to copy the same thing for my guest room. Fabric is on sale now. I know you are doing a tutorial, but can you please tell me how to determine how much to order while its on sale?

  36. Karen Chaudoin says:

    I absolutely love this. When I was younger a then friend showed me something and I did it. I bought a black and white checked sheet, put some starch and water in a bucket, put the wet sheet in the bucket to soak on the starch/ water mixture and put my cut and sized pieces up on my kitchen walls! It worked wonderful. So… I can’t wait to see how you did yours!

  37. Found it! Beautiful!

  38. Appreciating the commitment you put into your website and detailed information you present. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed information. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

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