Saturday, January 31, 2009

Finally Brave Enough for Original Decor Idea....

If anyone read this blog last year, they will know how I was trying to change my frontroom/livingroom into off white and green. I fell inlove with some brick red floral fabric which was also more practical with pets and everyday sitting on.
My couch was green but the sheeting I used was starting to wear, being so thin. You can see it at the side here on the blog.

Decided to try a slipcover throw I made on the couch and I liked it. After measuring the couch, I bought two size double, thick and textured....and washable bedspreads from Sears,with three king size pillow shams. The pillow shams were big enough to make cushion covers.I decided against actually fitting the spreads other than sewing them together in the middle because this way it`s easier to get them off to wash and also I haven`t ruined two nice bedspreads.

I used an odd sheer to put on the backs.

I then dug out a natural coloured old big throw bedspread and threw it over the armchair. I liked it.

Then I took the only other thing I had half big enough, and near the colour, I put in on the wing chair. The green plaid is still showing and though it isn`t in the colour shade of the other greens, seems to work for now.

I then recovered the pillows in what I had of the greens I liked and then took down the brick floral curtains on the end window.

Today I decided to move the couch back to the spring and summer position. Not quite February yet and I`m dreaming of all this snow and cold being gone. I`ve been thinking of it for a couple of days but though "no...it`s too early yet. The couch is nice in view of the fire." But what the heck, it`s only my own rule I wanted to break lol So I did.....

Tv`s sure spoil the look of things though. I didn`t want to put it in the middle because it takes away from the fire place, so it`s here catty-corner. I would really like to make this corner look better. But I haven`t a clue of what else can be done with using what I have.


I had a problem with where to now stick Elvis` bed. Teddy`s was fine in front of the fireplace as he likes to sleep there.
I stuck it here beside Ted`s....

Elvis seems okay with it.

Hmmmm....

The plain sheers suit better at this end now too. Although you can`t see them for the light coming through the window.....

To chrisen the couch, hubby accidentally spilled a whole lot of red wine on one of the cushions.
Without thinking I whipped it off....tearing all the straight pins out as fast I could because I hadn`t sewn it yet at the time and rinsed it in cold water and dumped some of this in the washer.

It took it all completely out! Whew!

So that`s what I`ve been up to. Not blogging too much but I finally had something to put up.
Hope everyone has a great weekend! We have a birthday party to go to tonight.

5 comments:

Gledwood said...

Ah luuuurve your decor!
I like the red sofa covering too...

Hey long time no see! Sorry... no excuses, but I've added you to my following list, which I've just realized makes staying in touch about 1000000 times easier...

Jean said...

Thank you for this post about your 'slipcovers' -- When we had a big, dirty dog I used yards and yards of heavy denim to make throws.

The look you have is what I'd like to do now, but could never figure it out by myself. Thanks again.

jessica said...

wow, you did a great job. love the white.

CatHerder said...

Oh it looks beautiful! So crisp and springlike!!! I am SO DONE with winter.

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Hi Tea... (waving from over here across the pond...)

I love what you've done with your room. I'm always attracted to light and would have my whole house done that way except my DH isn't on the same page and I'm not really that clever when it comes to decorating.

Can you believe that we're having all kinds of snow over here? We had two snow days this week! Unheard of here in the south of England.

I hope you're well.

Kim