Monday, April 13, 2009

Kitchen & Family Room Redesign...Almost Done!


The plan was to make a few pillows, in a spring color, for the new sofas. Then I found these linen pillows at Pottery Barn, in exactly the color I had in mind, for about the same price as they would have cost to make. So I snatched up a few. I do, however, have this habit of wanting to reinvent things. These pillows ended up being no exception.

It started with their existing faux-horn buttons...wasn't thrilled with them but decided to just turn this side of the pillow towards the back of the sofa. Then I remembered a bin of buttons left over from a collection of tailored jackets I designed quite a few years ago. In the bin were these wonderful rose and leaf buttons (more like jewelry than buttons!) and I used them to replace the originals.


Nice improvement. Then I woke up this morning with the idea of sewing a band of fabric (Thomas Paul) to wrap a couple of the pillows, for a bit more color and interest. This project required less than a yard of leftover fabric...these 'wraps' can be removed or switched with another fabric for a quick change of scenery.


The new Lisbon sofas are being delivered tomorrow and with them comes the completion of this project! Finally I can post photos of the finished rooms...and then I plan to sit back and relax while enjoying a nice glass of wine!

5 comments :

  1. Great reinvention of the PB pillows! (I have a couple of these in orange) Thanks for the ideas. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the room!

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  2. I would join you to celebrate the completion of this project with a glass of wine if it weren't for the couple thousand of miles between us! :) So excited for you! Can't wait to see the "after" pics!! Woohoo! It must feel so great to be nearly done...

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  3. I love what you have done with the pillows. I have several of the same ones at our lake house and you just gave me a great idea! Thanks!! Also am looking so forward to seeing the pix of your rooms finished!!

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  4. Very cool idea with the pillows!

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  5. What an excellent idea! can't wait to see completed project.

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