Just when you thought things couldn't look any more spruce out there-- my upholsterer in the city showed up at my office with a fantastic bolt of excess fabric-- major leftovers from some other fancy project that no one else had claimed.
And of course, he'd come to the right place to see it put to good use! : )
Not only did I have just the place to use the material, but I also had a perfect, coarse kilim-y striped fabric that worked perfectly with it. So my incredible mother set about making pillow covers for a zillion pillows, and my outdoor furniture looks pretty much off the hook now. And of course, because I'm a lazy bum, I seized the opportunity to have a coffee out there, almost the second I got upstate. And let me tell you, it's pretty darn nice.
Here comes summer!