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!


  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!

  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...

  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!!

  4. Very cool idea with the pillows!

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


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