Sources for Outdoor Fabric

Happy Friday everyone! I cannot believe it is Friday already. I am putting the final touches on my patio for the Patio Style Challenge this weekend.

I posted the other day about my favorite outdoor pillows. Today, I wanted to share with you my favorite sources for outdoor fabric. If you can sew, you can save a ton of money by making your own pillows. Sewing a basic pillow is very easy and there are a ton of easy tutorials on You Tube and Pinterest.

I used to think I could not learn to sew, but I am living proof that even a novice can learn. I had a really bad experience taking sewing lessons from this mean, Tiger mom instructor that totally turned me off. It was not until my sweet mother-in-law took me under her wing, that I realized how simple it can be.

So, without further ado, here are my favorite sources for outdoor fabric. Most of the selections are around $9 a yard, which is so affordable!!

My first go to is Fabric Guru.   They have an amazing selection and you can sort by color.  Their shipping is also only $4.99 for any size order.  Here are some of my favorites:

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Next up is  They also have a great selection and shipping is free on orders over $35.  My sweet friend Tamara over at Provident Home Design, had a great tip for shopping with them.  If her order is under $35, she will search on Amazon because also sells many of their fabrics there and the shipping is only $2.00.  Here are some of my favorite picks from

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Joann is one of my go-to sources.  They have a really good selection both in store and online, but I really like the fact I can go into the store and see the fabric for myself.  One of my tips for buying fabric online is to Google the fabric name.  Often times you can find a product or photo where the fabric is used in a home, so you can get a better feel for the pattern and actual color.  Here are my favorite picks from Joann (pretty nice for a craft store!)

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Joann Outdoor Fabric

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Finally, here are my picks for outdoor fabric with orange incorporated.  My sweet aunt is wanting to add some outdoor pillows to her lovely outdoor living space and she is a big fan of orange.  All of these patterns are from Fabric Guru!

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Do you have a go-to source for fabric or outdoor fabric?  Do tell in the comments.  I am always on the lookout for new sources.  With a little DIY prowess you can really score big and make affordable pillows for your outdoor living areas.

Happy Friday!!




Favorite Outdoor Pillows

Hi loves!  I have major spring fever and after putting together my Patio Style Challenge for Home Depot, I have scoured sources for outdoor pillows.  I love it that there are so many options these days, and these pillows look high-end and almost good enough to use indoors.  The range of patterns and colors has really expanded in recent years.  Gone are the days of boring beige canvas!

Here is a selection of my favorite outdoor pillows.  They range in price from low to high and can be found at all different sorts of retailers.  Do you think I have blue and green on the brain or what???

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Aren’t these fabulous? Can you tell which ones are from a big box store and which are super high-end? See, you can get the look for less!  Stay tuned as I am going to do a round-up of the best outdoor fabric you can buy and use to make your own fabulous pillows.

Until next time  . . . .



Treasure Hunting Finds

Hi everyone!

Over the weekend, I spent the most enjoyable day searching for treasures at the Alameda Antique Faire.  It was a gorgeous day with beautiful views of San Francisco across the bay!  I went with Shavonda from SG Style and Katrina from Chic Little House and we had the best day! It is the first Sunday of every month and I will definitely be going back again.

Here is my loot.

Alameda Flea Market Finds

I think my favorite find was the pink rattan stool.  It was only $15 and I think I am going to use it as a foot stool in my little one’s big girl room.  I picked up some books for $2.00 each in pink colorways to go in her room as well.  I also added another ginger jar to my collection.  I can’t get enough blue and white ceramics.  I found some prints in bamboo frames that I will probably use just for the frame and maybe frame some Chinoiserie wallpaper.  Finally, I found a fun gold planter with lion head pulls that I thought would be a perfect fit for the fiddle leaf fig plant I FINALLY found at Home Depot.  You can read about my fondness and search for this plant here. I think it looks great!

Overall, the day was a total success.  Only bummer was getting up at 4:30 a.m. to get to Alameda by 6:30, but it was totally worth it!!

Have you found any good treasures or thrift store finds lately?

Happy Monday y’all!



Pottery Barn Does It Again and My Craigslist Find

Hey everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday.  I hope you had a chance to enter the Letitia Elizabeth Giveaway.  I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday!!

Over the years, I have found myself less and less inspired by Pottery Barn.  I just felt like their catalogs looked the same season after season.  However, I was recently surprised by some of the collections over at PB Teen.  I wrote about the Emily and Merritt collections here and here.  Over the weekend, I opened up the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and was BLOWN away. They have a new collection of chinoiserie inspired goods that are so sophisticated.  I would die for any of the pieces I saw and would admittedly be very jealous of any “kid” lucky enough to have such a room.

Pottery Barn Gemma Collection

Here are some of the pieces from their new collection I am drooling over.

Seriously, how cute is this pagoda monogram.  They have upped the sophistication a notch for sure!

Pottery Barn Pagoda Monogram

Speaking of pagodas, I can’t get over this pagoda lantern from the collection.  The bamboo is to die for.

Pottery Barn Pagoda Pendant

I like their whimsical take on chinoiserie prints here in the bedding.

Pottery Barn Chinoiserie Bedding

This gold bamboo mirror is living-room worthy.  It is definitely a more affordable version that what you would find elsewhere!

Pottery Barn Bamboo Mirror

Pottery Barn Greek Key Pillow

The collection has a line of campaign style dressers called the Gemma Collection.  Campaign style pieces, noted for their bold brass hardware, have been popular for a few years now.  If you get lucky, you can find them at a thrift store or Craigslist, but they are hard to come by.

Pottery Barn Gemma Dresser

That is why it is ironic I am sharing my second ever Craigslist find.  It is a campaign dresser I found for ONLY $50!!!  It needs some love, but with the hardware polished bright gold and some paint, it will be beautiful!  This find could not have come at a better time.  My sister had been lending us a dresser that she needed to reclaim, so my daughter’s clothing had been sitting on her floor for a week.  It was driving me CRAZY.  I was about to run out and buy an outrageously expensive piece with no personality!

Here is what it looks like now:



Pretty ugly now, I know.  It is going to go in my daughter’s room so here is what I envision:

Campaign dresser

For Chic Sake

Campaign desk

Centsational Girl

Or, I may go the white and gold route.  I can’t wait to get to work on this project and turn trash into treasure!

What do you think?  What color should I paint this lovely lady?

Currently Coveting: World Market

I popped into my local Cost Plus World Market the other day and they had so many gems for fall. I posted here about copper trending for fall and World Market is spot on the trend.  As always, it is oh so affordable.  Here are a few of my favorites!

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Rug / Mirror / Candle Holders / Candle / Pendant / Napkins

I am really loving the striped copper candles.  They would go perfect with what I am brewing up behind the scenes for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Do you ever shop at World Market?  If so, what is your favorite fall find?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I am hoping to fit in a few DIY projects this weekend.  I am currently working on some drapes for my living room and I hope to tackle that project for sure!

New Fall Line: Oh Joy For Target

It’s almost Fall Y’all!!  I popped into my beloved Target the other day for some “school” supplies and noticed that they had a new Fall line of Oh Joy for Target.  I posted more about her debut line here. Joy of Oh Joy is a lifestyle blogger and creates fun and whimsical designs.  Her line for Target is also totally affordable.

I love how the pieces in the Oh Joy collection can be used in unusual and fun ways to create unique vignettes.  For example, I bought this Oh Joy pitcher on clearance at Target for only $6.  While it would be lovely as a pitcher, I thought it might make a fun vase.  I like how the green compliments the pink roses.  Very Lilly Pulitzer!


And look at how someone styled her goblets.  They are plastic but this makes them look so unique and high-end!

Oh Joy Summer Line

 Oh Joy

Here is a picture of some of her fall items grouped together.  They are more graphic than the summer line and have subtle pops of color!

Oh Joy Fall Line

Here are my favorites.  Even though I have the goblets from the summer line, I think I have to have the fall colors.  They make the best bud vases and are only $4.00 for a set of 4!

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 Bowl / Goblets / Servers / Mugs / Pitcher / Lantern

What is your favorite piece in the collection?  Please tell me in the comments!


My First Craigslist Find!!

Over the years I have listened enviously to the stories of friends and other bloggers who score these amazing finds on Craigslist.  I myself have never had much luck.  Don’t get me wrong, I have sold a ton of things on Craigslist, but I had never bought anything.  I have always chalked it up to the fact that I do not search Craigslist everyday or that my area just did not have good selection. That was until last week.

I have been in search of a bigger dresser for my bedroom.  I had a small, vertical dresser that did not provide enough storage and did not fit my space well.  I was looking for a low, horizontal eight drawer dresser.  I had looked and looked and was almost about to compromise by getting an Ikea dresser and hacking it, when I found this vintage Henredon dresser.

It was $200 and came with two of the most amazing mirrors that I show below.  It is so well-built and the drawers are sturdy and provide so much storage.  I plan to immediately change out the hardware and possibly paint it down the road.  So many other projects on the top of the list right now!



Here are the mirrors.  They are vintage faux bamboo mirrors and I love them.  As you can see below, similar mirrors start at about $200.  I would have paid $200 for the mirrors alone.  They were such a bonus to scoring the dresser.  They are a tad boring for my taste so I plan to lacquer them a fun shiny color down the road.





I have seen similar mirrors for around $200-800.  I just saw these two mirrors on Charish.  The first one is $200 and the second is $875!


Bamboo Mirror


bamboo mirror 2 I am so glad I finally scored an amazing find on Craigslist.  Have you ever found something amazing?

Serious Style on a Small Budget

Happy Monday!!  I came across a furniture deal that I just had to share.  Of all places, I found this amazing bookshelf and canopy bed at Pottery Barn Teen. Both pieces are from the Maison line and give a Hollywood Regency look for less.  The Maison bookcase is only $599 and the canopy bed starts at only $599 for a twin.  I am seriously considering the bookcase!!

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Maison Bookcase


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Maison bed

You could use these chic pieces in a child or teen room, however I think they are sophisticated enough for adult spaces.

What do you think?  Do you have a favorite line that is meant for children or teens that has great adult decor as well?


Chairish: Craigslist With Only The Good Stuff

Have you heard about the app and website called Chairish?  It is an online consignment marketplace for the design obsessed.  It is basically a Craigslist or Ebay with only the good stuff. You can make an offer or buy the item now.

I am always on the lookout for new design sources, so I am super excited about this.  You can score gently used vintage finds for a fraction of the cost!

You can search by location and for those of us in Northern California, there are many selections available in the San Francisco bay area so you can do local pickup!  Here are some of my favorite finds that are available as of today’s post.

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Charish 9 So many treasures to hunt down!!  Head over to Chairish to check out all of the listings.



Currently Coveting: Bistro Chairs

Hey y’all!  I posted here about a  new line of furniture by Safavieh at Target.  As I was browsing the collection, I was drawn to these chic and affordable bistro chairs.

French Bistro Chairs Target They also carry a bistro stool.  The arm chairs are only $270 for a set of TWO.  The identical chair is $245 for ONE at Serena and Lilly.

French Bistro Chair Serena and Lilly

I think these chairs have such a chic European elegance.  They are perfect for around a dining table, a breakfast nook or even outside.  See how they have been used below in some inspiring interiors!

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French Bistro Chairs Pinterest


French Bistro Chairs Orrick and Co.

 Chic Coastal Living

French Bistro Chairs house beautiful House Beautiful via Nate Berkus

French Bistro Chairs Elle Decor Elle Decor via Victoria Hagan

Don’t you just want to hop on the next flight to Paris and spend the day at an outdoor cafe sipping on espresso?  A girl can dream right??