Friday, May 23, 2014

Vintage Hawaiian Fabric Couch

Re-Cover A Couch With Hawaiian Fabric

Our Hawaiian fabric is not only great for your bedroom, but our bark kahala fabrics are also perfect for re-doing an old couch. We found this awesome four band Hawaiian couch on Craigslist, and decided it definitely needed a make over. The old owner was moving, and couldn't take it with her, so we picked it up for quite a steal. It does need a little oil and a gentle cleaning, but we also like the old vintage look it has.

Four Band Rattan Couch Upholstered with Vintage Bark Cloth Hawaiian Fabric
The fabric we chose was one of our black birds of paradise patterns since we knew our office couch would get a bit of traffic, and will hide stains well. We didn't want to have the cushions entirely covered in the fabric without a bit of piping to break up the design. We found a solid green linen fabric that matched the tropical leaves in this particular design pretty closely, and rolled it up to sew the piping around the edges of each pillow. I also thought a solid black, purple, or orange would make these couch cushions pop as well. Basically any color used in the fabric would work in my opinion.

Center piece of couch with Toss Pillow
I also like this particular Hawaiian fabric design because it comes in three different colorways, so it was easy to sew up a couple of coordinating throw pillows to toss on our new couch. We used the red colorway for the toss pillows, but I think some solid color coordinating dec pillows would be great, or we also liked the contrast of using one of our Banana Leaf blue throw pillows on our side chair. 

Feel free to browse our selection of vintage Hawaiian fabrics online, or feel free to stop by our office, and check out our fabrics in person. You are more than welcome to take home a swatch, and get a free lei!