Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Talkin' toile!

I love toile! BJ over at Sweet Nothings was talking about how she loved country French style. I have always loved the look and especially the fabrics. Here are a few pictures from BHG and Horchow using toile in different ways. Want to learn more about it?
Toile (pronounced twahl) means "cloth" in French.

Below is how I used it in my laundry room to make the plain cabinets more interesting. I just took foam board and covered it with toile fabric. It's attached to the cabinet fronts with some removable poster mounting tape. When I get tired of the look, I can just take them down. I lined a couple of baskets with leftover toile and a check fabric.

(Sorry about the reflection of the mirror.)


Anonymous said...

Hey Nan- LOVE the pics. is that bunny stuff available to purchase? i love Toile too! i want it all over! see ya- s.

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Nan,
Wow, what some beautiful pictures with the Toile look. I love how you have done your cabinets in the laundry room. Very beautiful. "THANK YOU" for sharing the pictures with us. So many of yall are so crafty. I wish I had just a tad bit of craftiness in me. We are suppose to be getting some freezing rain tonight and tomorrow. I hope it doesn't get too bad so the power goes out. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Janet said...

Love your cheery laundry room; sure wish I had one.


Talk..to..Grams said...

Hi Nan, Kelly hooked up the key board for me and I'm out visiting my friends! Karen took the laptop to be fixed yesterday and I will be so glad to get it back!
You have made your house look really pretty! Love and hugs Grams

bj said...

Ummmmm....beautiful pictures.
And, I LOVE your laundry room...it OUGHT to be against the law to have a room that clean...especially a LAUNDRY room. It is just beautiful!!
hugs, bj

Sandra Evertson said...

Oooo, Love it it looks Gorgeous!
Sandra Evertson

Terri and Bob said...

EXCELLENTA! I love toile, too. I don't have a lot but the pieces I have make me smile from ear to ear.

Jackie said...

What a great use of the toile on the cabinets. I love it.

Anonymous said...

LoVE ALL THE Toile. It looks great and always catches my eye also.

Meggie said...

Hey Nan: So glad you included the pronounciation of toile...I never knew how to say it. Thanks. Love the photos of it in different areas of the home. Quite lovely!

JeannieTheDreamer said...

OH my what an immaculate laundry room. I better work on mine. thank you for motivating me..

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