It’s so pretty… Nursery Curtain Fabric Found!

When mom was here, we decided to go fabric shopping to try to find the perfect fabric for curtains for the nursery.

I had found a fabric that I loved online, as seen from my basic moodboard, but I have a silly aversion to buying unseen fabric online. I wanted to see what was out there first before ordering the fabric.

And good thing I did, because we found the perfect fabric.**

I just love it – it has all the colors of the nursery (orange, green, blue) and is cheerful without being too childish. I’m very indecisive when it comes to fabric… actually, I’m indecisive about everything in life, period. How do I ever get anything done? I should have been born a Libra.

I have no idea what the “real” name of the fabric is. We found this at Interior Fabrics in Austin and they assign weird names to the fabrics instead of using their real names. I don’t know why they do that. This was labeled “DARWIL”, which is an ugly name for this fabric. I would have called it… ORANGEY AWESOMEIL.

Then we had to think about another fabric that would work with this one and act as the upholstery for the sofa bed I’m planning on making. We weren’t sure whether to go with the blue suede or the green suede:

Then mom reminded me that the walls of the nursery are light gray with a bluish tint to them. Good point, that. So we went with the green and I think it is the right decision!

Here’s a horrible mock-up of what I visualize for the nursery:


You get the idea! I hope?

Next up is to cut up the fabric (I am scared) and DIY some curtains. I plan to follow this tutorial because I am too inept to use my sewing machine on this beautiful fabric.

** I will NOT apologize for the bad iPhone pictures, because I begged mom to remember to bring her iPhone AT LEAST ONCE when we went out shopping and she FINALLY remembered to bring it with her that day. I need a iPhone someday soon… but I promised Nick he would get his first, because his Blackberry is all cracked and sad. However, mine is now missing its cursor ball and is sad as well. But a promise is a promise. Thanks, Mom, for finally remembering to bring your iPhone and making this blog post possible! **

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6 Responses

  1. Haha, so funny regarding the indecision because I am exactly like that, especially when shopping. And I’m a Libra, haha. Love the fabric. Just fabulous! I love seeing what you’re doing as I am figuring out the same! Good luck!

  2. Good choice on fabrics! The curtains are going to look very pretty! :)

  3. That fabric is perfect! I love your photoshopping skillz, too!

  4. i love love love love love that fabric.

  5. […] ready to tackle that something with skill and dexterity? That’s kinda what happened with the fabric that we got for our nursery curtains. It quietly sat in the closet of our guest bedroom, waiting for me to overcome my fear of cutting […]

  6. […] ready to tackle that something with skill and dexterity? That’s kinda what happened with the fabric that we got for our nursery curtains. It quietly sat in the closet of our guest bedroom, waiting for me to overcome my fear of cutting […]

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