Mudroom Bench Fabric



Remember my mud room inspiration pics? Well, I’m finally making some progress! I went fabric shopping today! My mother in law came over to see the boys and I got to escape for three hours! Luxurious, and very productive. Does anyone else have a full body reaction when they find exactly what they’re searching for? Just me? I knew that this Robert Allen fabric was “the one” as soon as I saw it. It’s New Damask BK in Greystone and I LOVE it!

I really wanted to pull from the colours in the adjoining powder room for my laundry & mud room reno. Between the dark grey baskets that I found at Homesense, and this Robert Allen fabric that has both the gray and yellow, I think it’s working! I’ve just placed the fabric on the bench for the picture… I do still need to sew the cover. My sewing projects for the home have been limited to roman blinds so far, so I’ve never had to do piping. Just out of curiosity, have any of you used piping before? I had thought about using some contrasting yellow piping, but now I’m thinking that I might just keep it all in the same fabric. Any thoughts?


  • Lily from Birch + Bird

    Ooh, I love this fabric and your bathroom vanity is pretty fantastic too! I’ve been on the hunt for a similarly sized piece for our ensuite but no such luck yet. Sewing’s not my forte but I think yellow piping would look great!

  • Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain

    Love the fabric! This color combo is fantastic.

  • Th Simply Inspired Home

    Oh Rosa this space is really looking Great! I think Yellow piping would be great, or keep things just grey. I don’t really think there is a wrong answer.


  • amy walters, aDESIGNdock

    Oh my! I loooove your bathroom Rosa. The Ikat bench fabric if fantastic. The vanity, mirror and panelling are stunning. And I adore the leaning ladder. I did that in my last bathroom and it made me smile every day!

  • meesh@idreamofchairs

    Looking fantastic! Yellow piping would give a nice tailored look. You can probably manage piping, if you’ve tackled roman blinds!

  • Tracey

    Rosa, it looks incredible!!! I’m lovin’ the grey matched with yellow. I’d try to help you with the piping but I don’t sew. Your powder room is fabulous!!

  • Colleen

    Your powder room is stunning…love that sink on the vintage piece!
    I use piping & I agree with Jodi..”no wrong answer”…but I like the idea of using the same fabric…
    Can’t wait to see how your mudroom all turns out…looks wonderful so far!

  • barbara@hodge:podge

    Love that fabric! Robert Allen always carries the best fabrics. Did you find this at Fabricana? They have a great selection, don’t they?

    Piping is easy too! Buy some pre-made stuff, much easier than making your own, then just add on bottom or stitch to fabric before putting on! Good luck 🙂

    • Rosa

      Yes, I found the fabric at Fabricana. It’s a great place to find fabric… and not too far to drive! 🙂
      Glad to hear that piping is easy. I’ll be getting to that this weekend I hope!

  • Lisa @ Wicked and Weird

    That fabric is beautiful, and the perfect thing to coordinate with the powder room! As for piping, I would think Barb of Hodge Podge would be your gal – I think she can sew anything… 🙂

  • Sheila @ SZInteriors

    I think this fabric will be perfect! What a great find – and I LOVE the colour on your walls.

  • René

    Nice choice! I would do self piping. It is easy by the way. Cannot wait to see how it turns out Rosa.

  • Heather

    Thanks Rosa for directing me to your etsy shop your juju hats are beautiful! Love what you’re doing to the powder room:).
    I’m also doing a giveaway this weekend on the blog if you’re interested…

  • Janet @ House Four

    LOVE the fabric and I really like the idea of yellow piping. It’s really not that hard. Roman blinds are a lot more “finicky” so if you can sew those…
    Can’t wait to see if you add the piping. Beautiful choice 🙂

  • Christine

    I love it, Rosa!! That fabric is fantastic, by girlfriend took me to fabricana last time I visited, love that store!!

  • Victoria @ ÉdinHome+Co

    Beautiful fabric!! Grey and yellow are the colours planned for my living room, so of course I’m in love with your Robert Allen find 🙂

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