Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Toile Tale

Months ago,  I shared a bench that I had purchased from Joss & Main (affiliate link).  I was delighted with it, but wanted to recover it in toile.

I didn't reveal my first recovering effort until now.  I had found the yellow toile  online, but was disappointed with it when it arrived.  Mainly, the fabric was too light weight. The design was also very subtle. This little bench deserved better.

Yesterday, I finally went to Childress Fabrics in Addison.  They have a great selection of upholstery fabrics on rolls.  They only had one heavy weight toile.  It was green.  That made my decision easy. It was priced at twenty-one dollars per yard. While I didn't need a whole yard for coverage, I did purchase it so I would be able to choose which part of the design ended up in the center of the seat.

Actually, choosing the part to feature was the hardest part of the project.  Stapling the heavy fabric to the removable seat was easy.  

My mom always used to say, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."  I'm glad I did.


Linking up with:
The Dedicated House


  1. Beautiful! I just love toile. :)

  2. The green toile is lovely - very nice bench! It caught my eye at the Before & After Wednesday party.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  3. Beautiful job, Eilis! The green toile is lovely, and the yellow one was pretty too! (I do adore Childress Fabrics in Addison!!) Choosing any fabric is always the hardest part -- agreed!
    Catherine, Fellow Texan and latest follower of your blogging adventures! :)

  4. You have a beautiful home! I really like your fabric choice for this bench. It's amazing how small changes can make for a whole new look and feel! You do beautiful work! Please come and share! I would love it if you would join in on my Making Broken Beautiful party! It starts 6:00pm (MST) this Thursday September 10 and I would love to have you join up each week!
    Smiles for a great week!

    1. Thank you, Terry! I will be over to link up :)

  5. Love the green toile on your bench! it looks perfect.

  6. Beautiful! Toile is always the answer!

  7. The Weekly Feature Series is live. Pop on over and check out your feature. Have a lovely weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. I love toile as well, it's a great classic choice . Your bench looks great to me in both colors.


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