busy around the house, part 2: living room

I forget how easy it is to make pillows, even with zippers, and I wonder way it took me so long and why I dreaded it so much.

We bought our sofa in 2001. It came with the most awful accent pillows. They were dark brown, red, and gold with some kind of southwestern design.  I hated them and vowed to cover them immediately.  Well, I was pregnant at the time, and little did I know that these horrible pillows would have to take the back burner for 9 years. I am so relieved now to finally have them covered.  I even like my sofa a bit more than before now.  Nice!

I hand painted some creme colored denim because I couldn’t find any fabric I liked.  I sorta, kinda copied the design of a couples of pillows I couldn’t afford.  Wish I could remember the links of where I saw them.  Anyway, they are painted with Tulip Soft Fabric Paint. The two little pillows above were  made from some lovely Anna Maria Horner fabric.  Her designs are so pretty.

I also hung curtains in the living room as well. That wind is 12 feet across and I had been stumped at how to deal with it. I finally decided to ad panels to each side and it really does make the room more complete.  The yellow adds a beautiful warm glow which is so nice.

I still have to show you tons more, so stay tuned!

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6 Responses to busy around the house, part 2: living room

  1. You have such a beautifully decorated house. I love the glimpses you share with us.

  2. your living room looks GREAT Regina. I LOVE your hand painted pillow! Another idea for your shop? And yes, I too love Anna Maria and her beautiful fabrics!

  3. Becky says:

    I am SO impressed that you painted those! Especially the layered floral print one.

  4. Louise Gale says:

    Gorgeous your home is lovely. Loving the hand painted pillows and now you say they are not that hard to make, i want to give some a go! Thanks so much for sharing an insight into your life there. xxx

  5. Teresa says:

    I love the bird pillows – I need to redo my accent pillows too…

  6. Ellen says:

    The painted birds are great. Did you paint those yellow pillows too? I’m ‘afraid’ to try my hand at a zipper…

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