Arnold's Fabrics N Trim Inc.
12918 NW 7th Ave
North Miami, FL 33168
305. 685. 2666
Gorgeous green velvet - perfect for panels or pillows
for the holidays and only $4 yd.
Now because it's a discount place, they may not always stock the "on trend" fabrics of the moment like: Ikat, Greek key, Trellis, Suzanni, or Medallion prints - but you can still stock up on some beautiful basics. Like with thrifting, his inventory is rarely ever the same - hence the deep discounts. And oh what incredible savings in comparison than shopping at - oh let's say Jo Ann's.
Simple graphic knits: $2 yd.
Foam for headboard: $8 yd.
(BEATS JO ANN's at $30.99 yd!!)
The price is high because it's made from Petroleum - or else it would be lower.
Batting at $4 yd
(again - beats Jo Ann's at $6 yd)
Great woven - could be used for upholstery at $2 yd.
I not only scored the fabric but I also scored the basic materials I need for the headboard: batting and foam. I found a beautiful chocolate brown velvet with cut stripes - which is going to work in the space like a charm - and really make the white, rose and chocolate bedding pop. Some other fabrics I saw (and like thrifting - too good to pass up!) were a gorgeous two-toned taffeta in milk & chocolate, an open weave that has fabulous draping, and a chocolate & white zebra print, at only $1, that can make some fun napkin for a late summer or early fall tablescape.
Zebra print - $1 - Great for fun napkins
Fabulous drape to this greige open weave and only $4
Will make fantastic window panels for a dining space (wink-wink-smile)
Two-toned taffeta at $3 yd...
Perfect for panels for the holidays ;-)
Some more fun patterns spotted in the $1 pile... could make a nice pillow.
And oh yeah - BURLAP - at only $2 yd.
The headboard I'm making - with Jose's help - is going to add another custom quality to the space. Some other custimzations I'm having done is adding black-out liner and ribbon banding to store bought window panels, adding a off-white ribbon banding to the box-pleat bed skirt, plus all the furniture I've thrifted and refinished can also be considered custom. Here's a sneak peek at the dresser I worked on last weekend...
And can I tell you how HOT it was in South Florida last Saturday???
The new carpet for the space will be arriving this week, and hopefully installed by next weekend - then the FUN putting it all together and styling will begin! Jose has been a great help getting other details done in the space while I've been refinishing furniture and shopping for deals!
BHG Leaning mirrors, only $44 at Walmart.
I had them mounted to the walls
(two - one on either side of the refinished dresser)
Jose brought along his showroom of pillows and throws he's made.
Homeowner said no to the animal print (oh well - it's not for everyone) but does like the cut velvet chocolate pillows! They'll work PERFECT on the bed to add texture and relate to the headboard.
Cut velvet at only $32 for 4 yds for the headboard we'll make tomorrow.
And he's help get the electrical devices like lights and ceiling fans switched-out and installed.
This fan is SO old... it weighed a TON.
I was under it to hold it while he disconnected it - but - when he unattached it from a hook anchored to a rafter in the ceiling - I honestly nearly fell over. Damn thing made me lose my balance - but Jose caught it...
And that's what friends are for...
We're like sister & brother
We've been helping each-other out with our new endeavours, and seriously considering partnering up together. Store rentals are ridiculously priced right now... but maybe we could find a space within a shop to sell home furnishings and decorative textiles... We talked about it over dinner last night, so we'll see!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!