Thanks to the tip from Meredith at Meredith Heron Design, I also headed over to the fabric sample sale at the Robert Allen showroom at 9am sharp!
Here is my confession to you. I did debate over whether I should go to the sample sale for a few legitimate reasons: (1) I really don't need more fabrics sitting around, (2) with the road closures on the past weekend, how would I get from Waterfront to past Bloor Street? and (3) with fabrics regularly ranging from $80 and up, how low could the price really go?
Well, thanks for a morning reminder from Meredith @meredithheron stating "the samples are priced from $5 to $20 a piece/yard", I just couldn't resist the temptation and as the Ikea ads says "Start The Car"!!
I was greeted by this fun, hand-written sign and these door crashers!! Very tempted by the orange/white upholstery fabric ... but I just finished sourcing for an orange/ turquoise media room, I had to stop myself and listen to my inner voice.
Fantastic upholstery (reversible) fabrics with navy blue embroidered floral on white. I've never met a herringbone I'm not in love with and this one was no exception.
100% Silk and silk/cotton blended drapery panels from $10 to $20 per panel.
This pink/green floral on heavy linen my friend was the biggest temptation of all during this visit. It was colorful, playful, and full of charm. You want to know the price? It was only $10 a yard and there were 19 yards! This could be a perfect jumping off point for a dynamite room and you would have enough for a pair of drapes + a new dress to upcycle your favourite vintage chair!
After having an intense debate with my inner voice for a good 10 minutes and with no particular project in mind to jump start with this fabric, I decided to walk away.
So what did I score? See for yourself ... all I could say is: it was totally worth the red-eye morning drive!