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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summertime and outdoor fabrics

Apparently we are officially in the summer season. I wouldn't know except that I read someone's blog yesterday that mentioned it was the first day of summer. I have been too busy to even notice! I spent the day working in my office, going through the piles of paperwork and trying to get caught up (this is a repeating pattern of mine) and also doing some research on the computer (besides caring for a sick child which is why I was home all day in the first place).

One of the things I was looking for were outdoor pillows for an out of town client. So in honor of summer ... here are a few that I found:

Aren't they beautiful? I found them all on Etsy (I could peruse Etsy all day long) and all are outdoor fabrics. And speaking of outdoor fabrics ... did you know that you can use them indoors as well?

Pindler and Pindler Hearst Castle Outdoor Collection 2648-Mudejar in Verde

Is my client worried that we are using this white fabric on her dining chairs? Not at all. Because this 100% solution dyed all weather acrylic fabric is soil and stain, mildew and fade resistant. It will not only look beautiful but will stay beautiful and will be virtually care free. And just to make her feel more comfortable, my upholster gave her his little bleach test demonstration. He washes a swatch of the fabric in a bleach solution and then compares it to the unwashed fabric (they are identical). So if that spot of spaghetti sauce falls on the seat ... no worries.

Do you have any fun summer plans?


Unknown said...


I love all of them. Seriously, I love all.

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous cushions! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Great research. Such happy summery colors and prints.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

You have an amazing taste.. I always say this to you, right?

This post really puts me on a summer mood! Thanks!!!

Enjoy your day!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com


Those are all great. I always like to use indoor/outdoor for any project that has kids and dogs involved :)