Oh boy oh boy. Do I have a treat for you today! Here is some info that you DIYers are going to want to know, if you haven't already made this discovery.
I have this really cool friend who is in the interior design industry. This really cool friend called me the other day and told me that there was an event that I need to go to with her, called Zero Landfill. This program was created to divert design and architectural materials from landfills. So instead of trashing it all, they put it out at these events for the every-day DIYer to pick up FOR FREE. That's right. For free. I am now following the Denver chapter on Facebook. If you are from another area, please hop on Facebook and find the nearest Zero Landfill chapter near you!
If you are a quilter, this place will be your heaven. If you are a hoarder, this place will be your mecca. I am the later of these two things.
For me, I went and stocked up on anything and everything I could POSSIBLY imagine using to do some cool project with. Burley was very excited about this.
I am sure this is a really hit or miss type of event, depending on what materials are available and who gets there first. But when we went this past Friday, I would say it was a grand slam.
|I scored on some large pieces of Linen, Wool, and Herringbone.|
|12x12 and 8x8 pieces of these gorgeous textured upholstery fabrics.|
|Ummm... 2x3in tiles in various shades from aqua to grey? Yes please.|
|Real Leather. Woven and smooth. Many italics. I already have an idea for these.|
|Color combo. Like buttah.|
|A huge box of 12x12 fabric pieces. These actually weren't from Zero Landfill. My designing guru friend just brought these to me out of the goodness of her DIY loving heart.|
|Those perfect pieces on the right? Suede. Yup. You are looking at the "wrong" sides, but there are a million colors of suede. SWOON.|
Ah. I am so excited.
So now is where you come in. I have my first project all planned out (get pumped). But I am going to commit to doing 6 DIY projects with these fabric scraps and I need your help! I love how Elise over at Enjoy It (**insanely amazing blog alert**) sets goals for herself with specific materials. This is my own rendition of her 27 Materials project. But just fabric. And a hint of tile. And just 6. So let's be honest. It is a very different and meager rendition. But you gotta start somewhere, right?!
Let me know if you have any ideas on some more projects I could do with these materials! I have so many swirling around in my head, but love to hear from you!