8.06.2012

Affordable Linen


I am helping one of my good friends with her master bedroom.
We have a few "must haves" narrowed down, one being a linen tufted bed.

We plan on getting the bed locally made. That way we can select the exact fabric that we want and hopefully save a few $$ too.

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The hardest part about creating a custom piece of furniture finding the perfect fabric.
We have decided to go with a charcoal linen, but linens can get pretty pricey.

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A couple weeks ago, Jenny from the LGN mentioned that one of Emily Henderson's favorite linens for upholstery projects is Gray Lines Warsa Linen. The best part, it is $9.00/yard for $100% linen!

I immediately looked it up and ordered the swatch card. 

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When the card arrived, I was more than impressed with the colors.
They are even better than in person, and the D.Grey is the perfect charcoal.

Although I loved the colors offered, I was a little concerned about the quality considering the price.
So, I emailed Emily Henderson to ask her about it.
And to my surprise, she emailed me back almost immediately!

Here is what she had to say:

"I've never had problems with it, and I've used it for about 8 years. You can call them and order a swatch card if you aren't in New York - i think they are $10 a piece for the 'warsa' collection and they also have a 'home decorators' collection as well that is even thicker. For a headboard that isn't going to get a lot of wear and tear (opposed to a sofa or chair), I wouldn't worry about it at all."

Don't worry, me and Emily are now BFF.

Anyways, if you are on the hunt for a linen, this one comes highly recommended.
I can't wait to get this headboard made!





16 comments:

  1. I've been wondering about this fabric as well. So glad your buddy, Emily, helped you out! ha. I can't wait to see the headboard.

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  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I've been wanting some linen drapes for my living room but was scared to think about the price. I may be getting them a lot sooner than I thought! :)

    Laura
    www.HappyroostBlog.com

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  3. What a great find! I will be sure to order a sample card! Love linen in all colors!

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  4. ohhhh, danielle, i had wondered if they sold/sampled their cards with the different colors of linen. if i had a sample of the colors, id be tempted to use it at that price!!

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  5. First of all. . . you are so BFF! Thanks for the fantastic source. I am so excited. Appreciate your sharing. Can't wait to see the headboard.

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  6. I need some linen for a project, what perfect timing!

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  7. Danielle, I ordered the sample cards from them back in May and was also impressed with the colors. I recently ordered some of the Beige Linen for a client and it is beautiful in person and, from what I can tell, good quality. I think it is going to look magnificent on a tufted headboard!

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  8. I am also looking for linen for a headboard project and you and Emily have found my solution! You girls are the best! ; )

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  9. Good to know! I had ordered the sample card as well but wondered about the quality. Glad your new bestie could help you out! :)

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  10. I would have had to take a moment to myself if she emailed me! I seem to forget shes a normal person!

    Cant wait to see what you have in store

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  11. There is nothing more luxurious that a tufted headboard! Love the color choice, too:)

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  12. Would you mind sharing the local headboard maker you are using? I am looking to do a custom headboard for my daughters big girl room. Thanks so much! devpettit@gmail.com

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  13. Obviously I'm not Emily Henderson or Jenny Komenda, but I've also ordered the Warsa line and it was great. I used the Coffee color to upholster a bookcase. Will definitely use it again for other light-use pieces!

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  14. Thanks for the linen resource, I've been looking for more options! I love a linen headboard :)

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  15. Wow that is an awesome price for linen fabric! I might have to order a swatch too! I'm tufting and recovering my own headboard right now and its a lot of dang work... so worth it though. Emily is one of my faves. LOVE her amazing work and I'm a little jealous that you got an email from her ha ha ha ;)

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  16. I've been dying to find a project to use this on, the color choices look so great!

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