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!
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