Friday, May 15, 2009

Slipcovers DONE and Barn Sale Finds!



OK, so I haven't hemmed the sofa yet--it still needs a little tweaking. But I serged it! And I hemmed the ottoman, so THAT is completely done! I'm LOVING the transformation. It's like a breath of fresh air. (Of course, it helps that the windows are open....)
I had BF bring the mirror in from the garage, to reflect the other windows in the room. It's working! It's a little brighter in here!
Oops! This isn't a slipcover OR a barn sale find...I just caught the two of them cuddling this morning, and couldn't resist snapping a pic. As usual, BF wouldn't look at the camera. (Incognito, all the way!)
Not too shabby, eh?!:
I had Kathleen bring these creamy drapes in from the barn--they were left from a showhouse I did a few years ago. I took down the red silk striped ones, and put these up for the summer--LOVE it--so bright in here now!
Here's a shot where you can see that the red chair sticks out like a sore thumb now. I have some black linen that I've had for a few years--it's a heavier weave than the sofa--and I'm considering slipcovering it in that. Oh, and the paintings on either side of the mirror are going. I'm going to hang carved wood sconces there instead. I'll get right on that.... :P

See my cute little chair? $12 at a barn sale today! It needs to be reupholstered, but I threw a linen runner over it and plopped it on the porch for now. I love the lines of this chair.
I'm a chair ho. Seriously. I love chairs.
I got this cute little beat up tool box for $1! (Rhoda will be so proud!) I filled it with my leftover pansies from the six-packs I bought last week, et voila! Ain't it cute?! Oh, and I bought the wood pedestal for $8--a little much, but I needed SOMEthing to put the toolbox on, right?
Ba-deep Ba-deep, ba-deep, that's all folks! (Actually, it's not. I'll have more of my bargains to show you soon! I made out like a bandit today!) Oh, and Kathleen is a freaking STAR, let me tell ya! I saw her play last night, and the kid is amazing. Did I say she's amazing? 'Cause seriously. The girl can SING. AND act!!

13 comments:

Lacy said...

how cool!!!...you're so inspiring!!...love the new 'look'!!...thanks for sharing..Lacy

Renovation Therapy said...

The couch/ottoman look awesome!

You can drop off that cute little tool box at my house. :)

Speaking of kitties, we found a Momma Siamese under our porch today with 3 kittens. If you know of anyone looking for kittens, let me know. There's a tuxedo and 2 Siamese-looking ones. So cute...

SarahWhite said...

Oh Sharon. Oh, oh, oh. Oh do I EVER love them! They look wonderful and so fresh! I'm always in awe of your sewing skills...you are so talented. The Cottage at Woods End (is that right?) is beyond darling...so cozy and so you. I love everything you have done and look forward to seeing more.

I can so see an outdoor wedding here too...dancing in the fields, etc. What about you...do you see it too? :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful work!! Those windows are amazing...the whole little be decked cottage looks amazing. I like the red chair! Plus your barn finds are wonderful, too!

dec0r8or said...

Sally, you're picturing KATHLEEN'S wedding in 20 years or so, right?! 'Cause yeah, I can see that....Kathleen and all of her friends celebrating her wedding in the field under big white tents--me in my wheelchair watching from the sidelines in my old age...lol. I'm certain that's what you meant, because I told BF YEARS ago that I'm NOT getting married again. Not even to him. No-siree-bob. :)

Thanks all for your lovely comments. Jean Martha, I'll let you know if I can find anyone who wants a kitten. I know my sister has been contemplating it for her daughter. I'll see what she says. Do the Siamese looking ones have blue eyes?

SarahWhite said...

YOU!! I meant YOU!! And then Kathleen...what wonderful memories that would make.

Come on Sharona...live a little. :)

SarahWhite said...

...and looking at that sofa again...sigh...makes me so happy. Weeeeeeeeeeeee!

dec0r8or said...

LIVE a little?! Girlfriend, I'm livin'! (Once a sinner, always a sinner, sister.) There will be no aisle walking for me.

dec0r8or said...

P.S. My slipcovers make me happy too!! :) Yay, me!

SarahWhite said...

Yay, you! Once a sinner, always a sinner...aren't we all? You MUST walk the aisle...I think it is WHO you are. So there. He.

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Loving all the updates, Sharon! The slipcovers turned out fantastic. Love the way the mirror adds more light and the lighter curtains, too. The room seems to want light, casual, cozy, easy living things. The new chair is a nice spot to sit and enjoy the lovely view. I just love your home!

Kat said...

okay Im a slacker!! My gosh youve been busy. Im trying to catch up and youve given me a whole days worth of stuff to catch up on.
LOVE EVERYTHING! The LR looks fabulous. Your bedroom is heavenly and your garden is devine! Now I really must go accomplish something. Thanks for the inspiration.

Daisy Cottage said...

YOU are soooo talented... love it ALL and if you ever tire of that fab red chair - you know where to send it, right? Your home is absolutely precious and sooooo you. Love seeing what you are up to!

xo,
Kim

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