Friday, February 25, 2011

blog hopping...

...over at The Girl Creative. Join me!

The Girl Creative

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

ottoman redo...

So, I didn't take any "between" photos, but here's the story, along with some before's and after's.

She was a $12 yard sale find - which I thought was a ridonckulous price to pay for anything at a yard sale. But I had been looking for a good ottoman, and this one had nice bones {I'm getting kinda tired of the "bones" expression...are you?} Floral chintz with ruffles. Very 80's, but nice. Good frame and casters with wheels:

Now...I made a slipcover for my little ottoman. And this is where I'm missing the "between" pic. It was a plain box-shaped slipcover that looked a lot like this:

It was my first attempt at sewing with piping, and I thought it was pretty cute. BUT! I didn't pre-wash the fabric. And since it was a white slipcover in a house with two messy kids, I had to wash it and it shrank. Like, shrank so much that I ALMOST couldn't get it back onto the ottoman. And it was just an inch or two too short. I couldn't stand it, so I cut the bottom of the slipcover off, bought some coordinating beige canvas fabric and slapped a ruffle on that ottoman! And I like it better than the "between!" Here it is now...

What do you think?



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Thursday, February 10, 2011

tv console inspiration...

So, we were in the process of picking out a flat screen tv. I, not being the big tv watcher in the house, was fine with a smaller, less expensive model. While the mister wanted something bigger [read: pricier]. We had saved up a little money and I said this - "either we get the pricier tv, or we take an extravagant vacation for our upcoming 10th anniversary. I don't care either decide." Guess which he picked?

Our old TV had been housed in a nice armoire with lots of storage and doors that could close it off from the world if necessary. Now, we have this giant thing hanging on the wall, and I can't figure out what to do with the rest of the decor. What I DO know is that we need some storage under that tv. I found lots of inspiration on the web and here's what I came up with...

{inspiration #1}

{inspiration #2 - pottery barn}

{inspiration #3}

{inspiration #4}

...and the winner is {from Sausha at Show and Tell}...

...and here's what I'm starting with:
[actual Craigslist listing photo - nice green paint, huh?]

Wednesday, February 9, 2011