Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ORC - Week 3

Welcome back to the One Room Challenge! As you may remember, I have six weeks to make over one room in my home, our family-room. My plan for transforming this room involved making a big impact with fabric but not spending a ton! 

Over the summer I made a trip to Calico Corner for some fabric inspiration. As always Calico Corner did not disappoint! I came back with four samples of fabric that I draped over one of our chairs in the family-room so I could "live" with the fabric for a little bit. After a while I decided which fabric would work in the room and how they would be used. The only problem was Calico's prices!


While I do love Calico and the way they group fabrics, I hate their high prices. My mother has always taught me that it is would than A-ok to like high-end products but it is NEVER ok to pay high-end prices. So I did what my mother has always taught me to do - I surfed the web for a better deal! 


First I started looking for the fabric, "Snokel", that I was to use for my curtains. Since I needed over 15 yards of the fabric above I knew I needed to find it for under $8/yard. And I did just that at Fabric Guru.com. They were selling the fabric for just $7.50/yard vs Calico's $15.99/yard. Plus I was able to find a coupon code for free shipping which was a nice bonus. 


Next I started looking for the fabric above, "Wonderland Pearl". This was the easiest fabric of the three fabrics to find online. In July I found the Online Fabric Store had the best price at $22.95/yard. Which was way better than Calico's $42.99!


The last fabric, "Poppy", was impossible to find elsewhere. Night after night I tried search after search for this fabric but I could not find it anywhere much to my chagrin! So I simply waited for Calico to have a sale, because they always do. And the first week in August I got a coupon code for 25% off any fabric so I jumped on the offer. Full price was $49.99 vs the sale price of $37.50. 

Did it take time to locate my fabrics on-line for a better price? Yes. Did it take longer than just buying everything at Calico? Yes. But instead of paying $332.83, I only paid $172.95 so I would say that it was more than worth the time and effort!

Follow my progress:



You can also find me at Calling It Home.

17 comments:

  1. boom. GET IT GIRL! always worth findin' a deal! love it!!! (and the fabrics too!!)
    xx
    elise

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  2. Thanks for the tips on fabric sources. I also like hunting for a great deal! The fabric you picked out looks beautiful...looking forward to seeing how the room turns out.

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  3. Getting a great deal is never a bad thing. I, too, love Calico and use them for client work. Great progress!

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  4. I love all of your fabric selections... and the prices!! Your mother taught you well! :) Your room is going to look amazing!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  5. Love the fabrics you chose. They will look great in your room. :)

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  6. Wow -- nice bargain hunting!! I'm impressed! And your fabrics are all so pretty - you are off to a great start for your family room!

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  7. Wow worth the wait and the search! Good hunting!

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  8. Great saving! Feels so good to get a deal.

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  9. What an impressive savings! You rock on with the on-line shopping. Your fabric choices are great and will look fantastic with your wall color.

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  10. Good for you!! I love your choices and your bargain hunting skills!
    -Shelley

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  11. I used that Snokel in red for an e-design client ... it turned out so cute! xo

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  12. I just love your fabric choices! I am like you and have expensive taste, but can't afford the expensive price tags...I have used Fabric Guru as well...great resource for fabrics!

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  13. I just can't imagine life without online shopping!!! Great deals girlie!!

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  14. So worth it!!!! thanks for the online site tips! The fabrics all look gorgeous!

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  15. Cheers to you for finding the bargins!! I used Wonderland Pearl on some chairs I reupholstered in my living room and I love it. The fabric combo you came up with is great. I can't wait to see more. New follower!

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  16. I love the "poppy" fabric. You have such a great combination. The bargains you found were terrific and your patient waiting paid off at Calico Corners!

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  17. thanks for sharing your brilliant idea.
    to get fabric on demand from weaveron textile.

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