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Old 05-18-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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'70s interiors

Taking a break from resume re-writing and decided to looking for some inspiration to redo some of my interior and ran across this site. Pretty interesting pics of 70's RV interiors.

Retrospace: Vintage Wheels #2: Invasion of the 1970's Recreational Vehicles

Actually, I already have my interior fabrics and soft-goods but was trying to decide if I should use this fabric (origianlly intended for curtains) on the gaucho instead. The pattern is larger than in the pic. Any comments?

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Old 05-18-2011, 03:10 PM   #2
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Is the fabric sturdy enough to handle that level of wear and tear? The pattern is interesting for sure. I'd be hoping for a tight weave, thick fabric, that doesn't have a finished surface that catches easily (thinking of rivits on jeans as you squeeze in and out of the seat). Decorating is fun enjoy the possibilities
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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Taking a break from resume re-writing and decided to looking for some inspiration to redo some of my interior and ran across this site. Pretty interesting pics of 70's RV interiors.

Retrospace: Vintage Wheels #2: Invasion of the 1970's Recreational Vehicles

Actually, I already have my interior fabrics and soft-goods but was trying to decide if I should use this fabric (origianlly intended for curtains) on the gaucho instead. The pattern is larger than in the pic. Any comments?

Laura
That's an awesome blog. I love your choice of fabric and think it would be great for your goucho couch. I used a similar pattern for my dinette/single bed set up.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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Here's a shot of the lounge in our '74 Sov, complete with two chairs that convert to beds, finished in the latest balloon pattern.



Matching pattern on the sheers, of course!

Laura,

Are you sure that the curtain fabric you show in post #1 is tough enough for upholstery? I love the looks, but it would be a shame if it self-destructed in season one.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:55 PM   #5
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Hilarious link..
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I showed my wife the link...she loved it, the commentary especially! She found a similar site that was showcasing horrible '70s decor a few weeks ago and wound up killing an entire Saturday morning checking it out.

We intend to throw a lava lamp or two in ours and are considering putting a life size Austin Powers movie cut-out that currently resides in her home office.
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Oh man - after seeing those pics with the colorful and fun patterns, I am hating mine! All 13 yds of it!!! It probably is too flimsy for upholstry. And the pattern may be too much for drapes. Dang - why'd I throw out the receipts?

I thought the link was fun and I too loved the sarcastic commentary. Glad I was part of that time though!

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I love your fabric...maybe use it for the back cushions. Microsuede is VERY forgiving and easily cleaned. Punch up your decor with pillows, curtains, carpeting and lampshade and you are there. Stay true to yourself, you liked it for a reason.Also remember texture of fabric (woven shades in warm colors).

Send pictures when you are done!
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