You would be very wrong. My approach to shopping only rarely meets the above criteria. Usually its more of a 'I need to run to Hobby Lobby at lunch for stuff'. And stuff always ends up being a lot of things that I'll use but not a lot I planned for.
This occasion was one where I did have a short list. 'Find Fabric for house'. But did I bring my beads/tiles to match? No. Did I bring a sample of the cherry stain? No.
In short, did I bring anything that would help me make this purchase easier?
No. Of course not.
But in spite of all that I don't think I did too badly. Hobby Lobby was having a sale on quilting/calico fabrics so I got 30% off. That was nice.
And I lucked out in that I think I found some winners.
Here's all four of the fabrics I bought together with the fireplace.
One pale teal with white dots. One off white with multi colored dots/circles. One plain turquoise. And one darker teal with white flowers and darker teal centers.
Here they are, one by one, next to the fireplace.
|Teal with white dots|
|Darker teal with white flowers and darker centers|
|Turquoise... looking a bit washed out for some reason.|
|Off white with multi colored dots|
I don't think I want to make an upholstered chair with it, mostly because it'll be too much. But I do think a set of chairs in a plain offwhite or maybe a creamy tan will look good and I can make cushions out of this fabric.
But I could use the turquoise to make some trim for the cushions and chairs. Tie it all together that way? Not sure about that. Have to see.
The darker teal with the flowers will be nice as a bedspread, with some off white sheets and pillows?
That's the other thing I was thinking of. The bed in the loft. I was thinking of doing a Murphy Bed, folding up into the wall. Then I wouldn't need a huge loft.
But it would have to be something like this, to have the side of the bed as the axis, not the head or foot, otherwise it wouldn't fit properly. (I think I'm using the word axis properly. Hopefully.)
Obviously I couldn't do anything massive like these pieces of furniture but a simple box with a hinge, a cabinet next to it for the pillows and it'd be all set.
My other question is window treatments. After all the trouble I went to on the trim and mullions, I'm not sure I want to fuss with curtains or anything.
What do all of you think?