Thursday, May 29, 2008

Laminating Fabric

Have a favorite fabric you'd like to use outdoors or in the house with kids & pets? Inspiration follows...
Start with the above chair....

Enter my uber-talented friend, Kim W., who bought a set of these darling repro green chairs. She is oh so tres talented, so we are sharing her idea below, which can be applied to old and new chairs, vintage or new fabric:
Kim shares: "Several months ago I spotted two items separately that I paired mentally. I first spotted this folding French bistro chair. A few months later I was perusing a home & garden magazine and noticed this gorgeous lime & pink toile fabric.

"Knowing I wanted to use the table outdoors, I worried that pool splashes would stain or damage my precious fabric...

"I researched laminators and decided on a thin mil matte laminate application from Decorators Laminating Service. {Other resources available via that link.} Slipcovers were executed to provide a simple, yet flexible design to embellish the chairs with a Fashionable French flair.....!"

Pull up a chair and enjoy a crepe in honor of Kim while you duplicate this idea for your own home or garden! Joile chose!!
Manuel Canovas. stunning fabric; Contact us for current selection of his other fabrics.


Anonymous said...

WOW!!! what a simple & inspiring pix you have? Perfect for my garden furnitures.

Just want to say hi, as I slipped in in ur blog.

Job well done, girl!

Greetings from Stockholm,

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,

Love everything about your blog! Great talent abounds and I look forward to seeing what's coming next.

Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog.

Anonymous said...

thx for idea. i got my grain pillows today. love and love the old grain sack runner. thx for the extra monogram detail.suprises for me! i contact you this week for more stuff.
Nsolm in Norway! bye!

Anonymous said...

great idea she has. will have to try this out.
Lisa B

Rosemary said...

It was nice of you to visit my blog the other day. Nice to meet you.
I love your blog. Very French, and chic.
You live in LA, I live in Thousand Oaks. Not too far away.
Do you ever go to the Santa Monica Flea Market, or the Rose Bowl?
Visit me again soon,

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,

I absolutely adore the pink and lime green fabric. Where did you get it? I just made a purchase off vintageweave. Love your items and the great variety. Visit my blog at I love France and have had the chance to visit once to the Left Bank. Would love to go again. Et Salut Kris Franklin