Sunday, August 19, 2012

DIY Faux Sheepskin

I'll let the pictures tell the story.  A $40 Target 3x5 white shag become my "faux sheepskin-looking throw".  Materials included said rug, a marker, and scissors.  Needed a little accent under my coffee table...... and had 10 minutes to kill :).


LOOKS TOO MUCH LIKE A GHOST...trimmed down the curves

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Love Chairs

Hubs calls these "love chairs".  They are vintage, and they are petite.  As my previous photo tease showed, I found a pair of vintage Century love seats at a local consignment store.  Our formal living room is really a living "area" centered with a fireplace.  Because of the narrow walkway in between our staircase and the fireplace, we've needed a smaller scale solution as far as seating.  A sofa and two chairs have done the trick for a while, but their scale was entirely too big for the space.  I've been on the hunt for some time for a pair of love seats to fix the problem and make the space more useable.  Enter below love seats.

To the untrained eye, these were hideous....and there were TWO of them!

Nope, the angle doesn't change the look much!  But, they measured PERFECT for my space.  Oh, the potential.  

Furniture used to be much more well made.....was excited these were made by Century

Bought both for a total steal and had fabric already chosen....was been loving this grey velvety modern print from Fabric Factory.  

Voila!  completely re-stuffed, re-upholstered, skirted, and tufted on the back and arms.  

Was the most excited about the tufting.  It was a last minute decision to add it all around.  I think it looks more modern, but soft.  To offset the traditional feel, I put our chrome x-based side chairs on either side of the fireplace, and next to the love seats.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Yes.  I've been on one.  The sun still managed to rise and set every day without my snippets on decorating and design.  This summer took a wild turn when my 4 year old son broke his elbow the last week of school.   It derailed our world, or rather mine.  The nature of his break required pins to hold bones together at the growth plate.  After two months, two surgeries, four casts, one splint, and physical therapy(every hour, on the hour), he is healed.....And I'm just now feeling relaxed enough to share focus on other things.  So, if you're reading this, thank you for doing so.  I'll be back soon with more snippets and DIY's :).  In the meantime, I'll leave you with a photo tease of my next project.

Vintage Century Loveseat (s) at a local consignment store

Hellooooo Fabric :)