Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yes huh I did


Ok...time is short, but I have the most fun post if you are into taking something used, a little dirty and flufflessly weak and turning it into something beautius. I bought a sofa that I thought had potential. Winter white it was when I spotted it and made an offer and hurriedly paid for it before I actually uncovered it from all the bedding, draperies, misc shower curtains etc... usually found at a garage sale. I was so excited to find something that might actually look like exactly what I want that I forgot to figure in the "been used" in someone's else's place and probably has some wear and tear. Anyway I bought it anyway...yes huh I did.

Dot has definately found the ultimate in cleaning solutions for carpet and upholstery...Amonia...with water and amazing. So I set about on the spots, which after it dried is so much cleaner than the rest, that I will have to go back and equally clean all surfaces so that the color is uniform. Thankfully just before and not just after, Mooch found some fun mud in the back yard and this particular blend of wet dirt must also be the main ingrediant in the drink, Rock Star. He was so crazy with excitement that he ran into the house, all through the house, up on the new old sofa, around on the off -white carpet, through the tile kitchen etc...Yes huh he did.


So after the cleaning, I ripped open the cushions and added stuffing from throw pillows I have been storing in case I ever put that comforter I am also storing from 1987 back on a bed and need just the right throw pillows to compliment it. Don't be silly, of course I felt a rush using those old pillows for something and wanted to tell my "throw everything away" husband...see I knew I would use them again!







Then I pulled out all the fabrics that I bought 1 and 2 yards of because I just couldn't decide which was my favorite and started covering the smaller pillows. I was taken over by some sort of pillow spirit that just kept me crankin' and I am so dang happy with how it turned out.

Pillow #1...I embroidered these guys on the front and back because I have that fancy embroidery machine, yes huh I did.





Pillow #2...I removed the original fringe from the pillow and used it inside out...or bottom side up or something...because I love the loops...but enough fringe already. yes huh I did.









Pillow #3...plain old regular square pillow in pretty green fabric.

Pillow #4...yes that is contrast piping I made myself, using fabric that matches another of the pillows, yes huh I did. Vwaaaa Laaaaa...PB it's not, but how fun was that!

14 comments:

Britt@artbybritt said...

I love it Jodi! I've been missing your DIY posts! So fun to see that you're still working on projects. Way to go!

Kristen Plum said...

SOOOOO cute! Your hard work is paying off in a beautiful way! and cheap way I might add!

Harrell said...

LOOKS AWESOME! WELL DONE!

Denise DuPar said...

Just as cute as PB! Plus, you don't have the "I paid too much for those" guilt afterwards.

Julie O said...

What??!! Just like that vwwaaa laaaa? You are amazing! I love love love the embroidery! (tipping my mental hat)

shannon dawn said...

WOW! this looks incredible! :)

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Holy smokes! How talented are YOU??? Well done, its beautiful.

Very pretty.
~Amy

FleaMarketTrixie said...

very pretty pillows, looks great!

Elisa said...

Holy awesomeness...where do you find an embroidery machine? Is it super expensive??

Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

Whoa! I love the pillows. Great job. and about that ammonia? It works on just what kind of spots? anything spots? and how is the smell afterward? overpowerful? ... tell me more!

Cha Cha said...

great trndsformation, I love your colors.. Thanks for sharing.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Incredibly gorgeous! LOVE the mix of fabrics on this and all the details you've added to each cushion. WAY better than the original idea. I'm inspired to do something with my loose cushion sofa. :)

Thanks for linking up!

FJ Donna

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

oooooh, the couch looks so pretty with all the new pillows. I love all the gorgeous, green fabrics you used!!

KolentynePoppy said...

OH my! I love your new old sofa! You are so talented! This is my first visit to your blog...found you from Funky Junk SNS! Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to read more!

BTW, I don't have a clue how to blog. So mine isn't really one!

Kolein - New York