Sunday, August 19, 2012

Daughter's Apartment-Project One!

My daughter moved into a new apartment and asked for my help with decorating it. I have many projects planned, and will share them as I go along. When I'm finished, I will post the reveal! But until then, one project at a time.

A few weeks ago I created a tablescape inspired by the fabric I used as a table topper.

You can see the post here.

But, the fabric was purchased for the first project! Here is a photo of the sofa my daughter and I picked out. She bought the matching loveseat, too.

I just love the cocoa color, the rolled arms, and the soft chenille fabric. The accent pillows? Not so much.

This side isn't bad...

...but this side just won't work in my plan!

So, I took them apart and removed the stuffing. Is it just me, or is this stuffing creepy?

I got out my trusty sewing machine, which gets used about once every two years. I stitched the new fabric (which was 50% off at Jo-Ann's) and the brown fabric together.

I turned them right side out.

I left a small gap in each, so I could put the creepy stuffing back in. Then, I hand stitched them closed.

Here are the finished pillows!

Cost of this project: $15! You will see how they look in her apartment when I post the big reveal! But first, I have to get started on the next project--a hall tree!

I'll be joining the following parties!

Overflowing with Creativity at It's Overflowing
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Made By You Monday at Skip to my Lou
Nifty Thrift Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at Kathe with an E
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Creative Blogger's Party at Homemaker on a Dime
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Home Sweet Home Friday at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Tutes and Tips not to be Missed at Home Stories A to Z
DIY Project Parade at DIY Showoff
Show 'n Share at Southern Lovely
Rustic Restorations Party at Homespun Happenings
Pinspired Rewired at Southern Lovely
Grace At Home at Imparting Grace
Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick


Maria Elena said...

The pillows look wonderful! I think you did the right thing by changing them. The new fabric is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the whole room together. Beautiful sofa!

A Walk in the Countryside said...

I loved that fabric on your tablescape and now I love on those pillows! Looks great with the color of the couch!

Kathe said...

Love that fabric Elaine! Ewww what is that creepy stuffing? It looks...itchy to me LOL! Can't wait to see the reveal!

ARod said...

very cute i loved the fabric on your tablescape and love it even more as pillows

Terry Moore said...

This is exciting! My daughter too just moved into a sweet house and she has allowed me limited decorating. She wants to do most of it, but I got to place the furniture, etc. Next time you sew pillows, leave the opening in the center bottom, that way you have four perfect corners and only have to stitch closed a simple seam instead of a corner.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Love the soft colors of your fabric selection! Tablescape is really beautiful.


allisamazing said...

Your pillows look amazing!

Tami Von Zalez said...

The print fabric is tres adorbs and the pillows - you are just too talented!

Popped in from Gonna Love It.

smart momma said...

that stuffing really looks creepy :(

but nevertheless the pillowcase turned out lovely!!


Hubba said...

You picked a beautiful fabric! The pillows looks amazing!

Kathe said...

Thanks for sharing this at the party this week Elaine! I am featuring it on my Facebook page too!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Much better! And the stuffing is creepy looking. Eeww. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse