When I decided to redecorate my sewing room, I did it to my taste, which people rarely see because since Jim and I got married, I’ve decorated with the dogs in mind… leather, dark, and mostly black and tan.
But I’m tired of it. This spring I put an ivory throw rug in our very dark living room and loved the way it brightened it up.
Last week, I washed all the quilts and put them away. I just sent for fabric samples, and plan to make new table runners, pillows and curtains.
I know these are really tiny thumbnails, but basically, I’m going to give in to my love of cottage style, in red, cream, tan and white. I think I can make this work well with our mission style furniture… fortunately our sofa and chairs, while leather, are more of an overstuffed, relaxed style.
For those, I’ve ordered some pet covers. I didn’t think full slip covers would look good (or fit right) plus I believe I can copy the pet covers with no trouble, and make my own quilted ones when they wear out.
These are what the pet covers look like.
I think they will look nice on our dark leather. I don’t think they look good on this pictured light color sofa though. If not, they weren’t expensive and I’ll use them for a pattern.
I also ordered a couple of yards of this… pillows maybe?
Of course, the 2 crocheted afghans I’m working on won’t go… I guess I’ll make gifts of them, and make new ones to match, along with a quilt or two… as time and health permit.
I also love doilies, and thought maybe this winter I’d make a couple for our end tables, which are round.
Yesterday I had someone out to measure for new blinds. We have those faux plantation style wood ones, and I hate, hate hate them. Who wants to dust those? At least with the cheap metal ones, you can just replace them every year instead of cleaning them! 🙂
I’m going to order the Bali solar rollups, in a tweedy looking fabric, about the color of bark. No strings for Siri to mess with either.