Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My new bench, in need of Dwell Studio

As you all know, I live for a good sale.  I am not afraid of buying final sale or scratch and dent stuff, so it's no surprise that I drug my cousin with me to the Wisteria Outlet this weekend for the extra 40% off of red dot merchandise.  I usually skip over Wisteria because even their outlet items are expensive (to me) but we were in the area and I thought we might get lucky.  Thank goodness we got there when we did because I doubt this little bench would have been there much longer priced at $60! 

As you can see, it's upholstered in plain white cotton and just begging for a new fabric.  Since the piping and placement of the legs make it too difficult for me to take on, I'll be saving up to have the piece recovered by a (Craigslist) professional.  In the meantime, I will agonize over fabric choices.  The idea is that this little guy will be additional dining room seating when we have more than 4 people at the table, so I don't want anything too light colored and it needs to live harmoniously with this rug and this wall:

Since I am a Dwell Studio fanatic (just bought Christine's new book - can't wait for Amazon to ship it to me!), I first considered their line of fabrics produced with Robert Allen.  I'll have to check out the swatches at Calico Corners to make sure the scale is right, but here are my favorite candidates:

I can't even pick a favorite.  What do you think?


  1. Ahhhh I love them all! You could totally design your own fabric for it too! <3

  2. That bench is amazing--what a great deal! I am a sucker for blue so I like all of the ones that have blue in them if that helps at all, haha :)

  3. Awesome bench.

    I'm lousy at fabric selection.

  4. I love those fabrics, especially the two yellow ones and the second to last one!

  5. I'm also having difficulty choosing. Those patterns are all awesome.



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