I just came across some really cool upholstery-weight fabrics from Etsuko Furuya at the local fabric shop. They were colorful and bold - definitely a source we'd like to keep in mind if I'm one day reupholstering furniture. And they inspired me to try to find more fun and quirky upholstery fabrics to keep filed away in a corner of my mind:
If I wanted to give an old piece of furniture a quirky and unexpected look, I'd definitely go with any of these:
These are just some favorites of mine. For some good general advice about shopping for upholstery fabric, see Good Questions: Upholstery Fabric Resources?
What's your dream fabric for giving new life to furniture through re-upholstery? Let us know below!