Sunday, January 22, 2012

Decorating Resolution for 2012

I love my floral sofa.

We bought it in 2003 from Sofas U Love on an incredible sale - the sofa and chair together for the price of sofa alone.

I love the red flowers - they give me my touch of red without being overwhelming.

It is totally comfy.

Living with a dog who thinks the sofa belongs to her has taken some years off the life of the sofa.

Numerous washings have left the fabric weak.

 The last time I washed the slipcovers I noticed a small tear in one of the cushion covers.

My red buffalo check chair has suffered in the same way, but from the cat, not the dog.

Decorating Project of 2012 

make new slipcovers for the sofa and chair in the living room

Because our house is so tiny, I have the same colors in the dining room as in the living room.

That means I have to make a new window seat cover and pillows.

Sewing isn't an issue.

 I have never made slipcovers for a chair or sofa.

I did make the cushion for the window seat and all the pillows.

When my kids were little and I was a stay at home mom,  I sewed for a decorator.

The problem is deciding on fabric and a color palette.

Should I try all white?

My sofa with white denim slipcovers

Should I stick with my current color palette?

These are all possibilities.

Should I just make new slipcovers with the fabrics I already have?

I love this look that I found at Fric and Frac.

My walls are yellow and I really like this red and white stripe.

Although this is a task that needs to be done sooner than later, it will have to wait until summer.

In my former house, I had a sewing room.

A project this size needs time and space.

I have neither of those right now.

When school is out I will have the time and can leave out materials for a few days.

According to my Countdown app on my iPad I have 142 days to make by decision.

That gives me time to:

search Pinterest

shuffle through the 39 books I have created of ideas

skim through all of my decorating books

Something to look forward to!


Update - I went with all white.


  1. You certainly do have a decision to make! Thank you so much for linking up to our party today.


  2. Thank you for commenting on my blog. Your cottage is idyllic, and your husband very talented.
    I love the checks and stripes with the florals - I love a bit of mix and match. Personally I'd leave out the blue, though I love it on the outside of your house. But the fact that we all like different things is what makes the world go round !!!
    Seeing different styles, and colour combinations, is how blogland truly inspires.

  3. Well, I'm no help. I can get overwhelmed by all the choices. You ought to see my ottoman with about 8 different fabrics thrown across it right now as I decide which to make a slipcover from. You are so lucky to have mad sewing skills. I'll be lucky to manage an plain ol ottoman!

  4. I love all white though a dash of red is so nice. So nice to meet you and link up just found your beautiful blog so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, wonderful to meet new friends. Hope you find a spare minute to visit me sometime follow back if you like. I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

    Always Wendy

  5. I too love all white, but my dog seems to leave a part of her on everything in the house. Thank you so much for dropping in and leaving a note. Blogging is new for me and I'm having fun. After years of just reading the blogs of others I am getting into the game. I will spend some time on your blog later today.

  6. I love that red and white stripe. But then I love that floral. And that one and I'm no help.

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