Monday, November 21, 2011

New Slipcovers!

I have been looking and looking for some inexpensive slipcovers for my couches for quite some time now. I have two sets of couches that I was looking to cover- the problem is always that the slipcovers never fit right or they just look cheap.
Well, the week before last I was reading up on some blogs and I stumbled upon one that was writing a review for a slipcover company. The company was, after seeing the pictures and reading her review I was sure I had to order some of my own! I went on ugly sofa's website and found the perfect slipcovers and ordered them. I did come across a problem that I wanted to fix so I emailed them before my shipment went out and they were extremely nice to work with and made sure the error (on my part) was corrected. :) 
Also, I should mention that these slipcovers were all Potterybarn brand x'd out. So you can't beat the quality or the price- which was around $29 per couch. 

These couches are the most uncomfortable couches of all time. So, I sold them over the weekend. The good news is that my in-laws were getting rid of theirs (which are super comfy-just a bit out of style) so we got theirs :)

And the glorious slipcovers! :)
*Please note that I know how silly the couches look without enough throw pillows.
This will be one of the many projects I work on this winter! 

I got the cream twill color and pre-washed them and put them on the couches slightly damp- this helped fix the wrinkles. 

Also, is having 20% off sale that ends tonight at 12:00am- with code: mitch 
which is an awesome deal considering that they are already a great price! 
Just wanted to share my new treasure! Enjoy!

Friday, November 11, 2011

I love Nate...

Okay, I have a confession to make. 
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Nate Berkus show. 
There, I said it. Glad to have that off my chest!
I always get so many great idea's for new projects and he helps me think outside the box. 
After watching his segment today I realized that I want to have a breakfast nook! It can't be THAT hard right? 

A breakfast nook to me is cozy and usually involves a bench...

Here are some pictures that I am using as inspiration:
 Better Homes and Gardens

 The Lennox

This one is probably how mine will look. I plan to find some old kitchen cabinets, cut them to size fix them up and add some bead board. I also plan on having the cabinets double as a seat and storage space. I also plan to make my own bench cushions so hopefully Santa brings me a sewing machine for Christmas! ;)
This Old House
Here is a link to This Old House's tutorial on how to build your own breakfast nook:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Indoor Year Round Wreath

I put a few more on my pillows...

I hope I got enough angles for you! Have a great Tuesday! :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fabric Flowers For My Wreath

Well, I must say I have been too busy with life that I have had to put off my projects. It was a lazy laid back day on Saturday which allowed me to get some craftyness out of my system. 

I bought a wreath for $3.50 at Walmart on clearance and that was the total cost of this project, I had everything else on hand.

These are all the supplies you need (assuming you have the fabric and tulle too)

(I can't find the original link that I used to make these flowers, but it is SUPER easy. 
Just google fabric poppy flower tutorials and I'm sure you will get the same results.) 

All glued down and ready for their centers

 Here is the plain Jane wreath

Here it is with the flowers in place
(I just hot glued them directly onto the wreath, worked like a charm)

Here is what I used for the centers of my flowers... 
I got this bracelet from my Grandma when I was 8-9 years old. (I don't wear much jewelry) So I decided to put it to use instead of collecting dust. 
Don't worry it isn't an heirloom or even real pearls.


I will post a picture of where I decided to put the wreath tomorrow.