What Untraditional Fabrics Do You Use?

What Untraditional Fabrics Do You Use?

Kyle Freeman
Mar 16, 2009

We're always thinking about how to use textiles that were designed for other purposes in our home decor. We found this white vintage stool in the photo above, at Boomerangs in Jamaica Plain for $20. It came with a gnarly yellow vinyl seat cover. So we used our trusty upholstery gun to replace it with this colorful, grounded-in-black, fabric. The fabric was actually a skirt that we never wore because it didn't fit right. But we love it on the kitchen stool and now it fits just right (close-up photo below the jump)...

What alternative textiles have you used, other than off-the-bolt home textiles, to make pillows, curtains, tablecloths, or other home decor? We'd love your ideas!

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