Friday, June 10, 2011

Experimenting


I have fabrics draped over everything in the house! I got a couple of drop cloths from Home Depot to make  my couch slipcover with (thanks for the ideas!), and the other fabrics are going to cover the pillows. Come on in and take a look around. :)


Sometimes I have to experiment with things around the house before I decide. Do you do that? I'm fearless when it comes to dresses, but my home is so personal that I have to make changes more slowly. I have to love everything in my house, I don't even care if it matches or not (I sorta hate for things to match), I just have to love it or it can't stay. So this is how my house looks right now.... I'm just going to let the fabrics lay there for a few days to see if they want to live here or not, after that if I don't love it, it goes back in the stash for another project.


Here is my bedroom. I know that I want a change in here, but I'm still not sure what I want to add or "edit"....
  

My favorite things about my room is the little couch at the end of my bed, the french doors, and the bathroom sink. Oh an the cradle that my Paw Paw made me, I especially love that it's in my room right now and not in the attic! 


This has been so much fun so far! I'm not looking forward to sewing another slipcover (it's such a big job) but I love playing with the fabrics and colors, and moving fabrics around throughout the day to experiment.

What do you think? If you have any ideas throw'em my way! You guys are always full of good ideas! xo, Sam

7 comments:

Mica said...

I love reading your blog! Your family is too sweet and I love that you don't like things to match...me either. I like old and new mixed together. I like people to say "that's so Mica." Thanks for sharing glimpes into your world with us. Good luck with picking fabric...that's the hardest part!

little bit of almost heaven said...

i also need to make a slipcover. But i have one of those sort of overstuffed counches and love seat. Still very comfy, but the seats are wearing thin. HELP

Kelly said...

I love it! It's open and airy with small pops of color. Very pretty! I don't like to be matchy matchy either. I can't wait to see the finished project. How do you go about making a slipcover? I'm thinking that I to do one in my girl's playroom but don't really know where to start!

Cherishing My Days said...

Wow! I love the feeling of lightness with most of the color in the accessories. LOVE! I'm especially fond of those berry colored french doors. I don't think i'd change a thing!
Stephanie

Mindy said...

I adore the vintage hanky fabric!!!! Your home is so spacious! What a good idea to live with the fabrics before diving in. It's really no fun when you work yourself into a frenzy and finally finish a project only to find it's not really what you want. Also kudos on your housekeeping. It's hard to believe you have a nursing newborn with several siblings and such a clean home, not to mention you sew, design, and write a blog! I need you to come give me lessons!

CT said...

I really love your idea of draping all the fabrics around to get a feeling of what would work and what wouldn't! I cannot give a useful opinion because I loved all the fabrics, but I AM taking a leaf out of your book.

Oh and I ADORE that table next to your sofa! I want one so bad!!!!!!1

CT said...

I really love your idea of draping all the fabrics around to get a feeling of what would work and what wouldn't! I cannot give a useful opinion because I loved all the fabrics, but I AM taking a leaf out of your book.

Oh and I ADORE that table next to your sofa! I want one so bad!!!!!!1