Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Making House: revitalizing the couch

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My couch is new relatively speaking.  Well, it is 4 years old, but it is one of the few "new" as opposed to hand-me-down pieces of furniture that we own.  However, it was bought in a huge furniture chain store and I can't help but feel like it isn't personal.  [I mean, I've seen it in this furniture store's commercials, groan...]  It has bothered me for a bit, add to that the fact that I've grown tired of its brownness amidst a room with a lot of also brown wood.  
Lightening struck when I happened to throw some Anna Maria Horner fabric across the couch one day while I was working on a project - my flash of light was the realization that I could personalize the couch by adding some of my favorite fabric to it by covering the pillows!
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This fabric is Anna Maria Horner's Lou Lou Thi Zig Zag Velveteen.
Well it definitely adds some flare!  As we plan to paint the walls in this room a rich dark blue, almost navy with a sheen, I am picking colorways with blue in them to complement.  I plan to keep the larger seated cushions the same as I think the brown provides a good foundation for brightly colored cushions.  However, I intend to cover the rest of the back cushions with Anna Maria Horner Field Study Linen.
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Now to just finish hand-sewing the last seams...

Linking up!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 
- rebecca lynne

7 comments:

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Yay! Definitely the perfect touch. And blue paint... whoop! x

Janine said...

Wonderful! They really brighten up the room :)

audrey said...

These look great! I love AMH! I haven't sewn with her velveteen, but pillows seem like they would be the perfect project. :)

Kelli said...

Those are gorgeous!!

joanne said...

They are fantastic! ANd I love that they are big pillows!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love that fabric! It certainly brightens up the coach! Cannot wait to see them al done!

Archie the wonder dog said...

A perfect addition!