I had some options in my fabric stash for upholstering it, but I didn’t have enough of any one print, so I decided to hunt for a new fabric, so I could buy enough of it for the upholstery, curtains, and possibly some pillows.
I found this cheery yellow fabric. It’s P Kaufmann’s Garden Craft in Yolk.
This is for a small sewing room/guest room, so it’s a great space to make a departure from my usual blue & white palette. I do like other colors, but I love blue and white and know I won’t get tired of that pairing, so it’s an obvious choice for spaces we use the most.
This fabric actually does come in an Indigo color way, but I made myself go in a different direction!
So, I upholstered both sides of the head/footboards in the fabric, adding high loft cotton batting over the old horse hair and over the wood panel.
I also used a low profile mattress foundation to support the mattress, but hold it low enough, so the mattress is at a good height.
Now, I need to add bedding and make some custom double-welting to cover the staples. I’ll also make matching curtain panels out of the excess fabric.
I’m going to have to put in a lot of time at the sewing machine to pull this room together! The sewing I’m most looking forward to, though, is putting together all of the pillows. I’ve collected some fun fabrics and vintage textiles from my stash that compliment the yellow print for when the time comes…
I might end up using some different ones, but it’s fun to lay fabrics out to see how they work and dream about how it all might come together.
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