Saturday, October 31, 2009

Windowseat re-do (again)

A few weeks ago, my mom emailed me asking for Christmas lists for me and Jason and our girls. I gave her a list for everyone else, but couldn't think of anything for me. Finally, I told her all I really want for Christmas is her help in making windowseat cushions for the corner windowseat in our living room. So that is one of the things that we did while she was here visiting last week!
We didn't use a pattern for these--she came up with them all by herself! I was going to document the process and turn it into a tutorial, but I was too overwhelmed and didn't take any pictures. And I don't remember how she did it. But I love them! They are pocket slipcovers, so I can change the fabric when I feel like it. I'm thinking about having two sets, one in autumn/winter colors and one in spring/summer colors so I can change the look of my living room with the seasons.
I also whipped up a few pillows to go on the couch (brown ruched silk) and these two to go on the windowseat. I miss my beautiful bird pillow, but it just didn't go with the colors for these cushions... I wish I had taken a close-up of the bigger pillow. You can't tell in this picture, but it's a button-tucked pillow. The smaller one is an update of my outdoor ruffle pillow. I would love to make drapes (not for these windows, for the massive almost-wall-sized window in the same room) but man! fabric is expensive! Even using the clearance, $3/yard brown ruched silk that I used for the couch pillows, I would have to spend about $50 just on fabric. No way.

Ahhh bliss... doesn't that look wonderful?


Mrs. Davis @ The Carolina Housewife said...

It DOES look great!! What a great mom you have!

For inexpensive drapery (because fabric IS expensive), get them from IKEA. You can get great curtains there, two panels a pack, for no more than 20 dollars for the best ones. I love them!

Lisa said...

The photo of Tempe reading on the window seat warms my heart. Your pillows give them a homey touch.

the Booth's said...

that looks fabulous!!! I'll have to come over and see them in person sometime. By the way I didn't thank you for having me over the first time. I had alot of fun, your girls are so cute, thank you so much for some adult conversation :)

gjan said...

The picture of Tempe reading is so cute and it makes me wish I could sit in the window seat and read all day.

Kristina with a K said...

I'm so glad you get use out of your window seat. I love the idea of having one and wish we did. It looks great :)