One of the easiest ways to add a little color to any room is by making covers for throw pillows. Now that it is warm out, we wanted to try it on the front porch. We like to do that every season! You only have to buy the fabric, and you can easily change the feel of a room or space. We made these pillows the same way we made the ones in our post A Toile Bed for the Puppies! Of course we scaled it down for the pillows that we had. Try it!!! You’ll end up changing your pillows with the seasons, just like we do!
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The cushions for our kitchen island chairs have seen better days. We have been wanting to change them, but it’s been one of those things that goes on the “to do at some point in the future” lists. We didn’t really give it much thought until we found this great fabric in the remnant pile of our favorite fabric store. It has everything we wanted for the kitchen: lots of color and bright prints! They came out great, and it gave the kitchen a new look. Read more →
Our little mutts, Duff, Gertie and Barney, were in desperate need of a new dog bed. We’ve been hunting for months, but nothing ever seemed right. Honestly, they really don’t care about a new bed, but of course we do! And it also has to match our decor!
We were doing what we always do, rummaging through the local fabric store when lightening struck….we found the perfect fabric for them!
Alberto ADORES toile fabric, but I just DON’T. For those of you who don’t know what toile is, it’s a fabric that has scenes on it (usually pastoral or oriental). For example, picture an old English countryside with women in hoop skirts and parasols lounging under trees. It is usually a color such as black, red, blue or green on white. But the toile we saw that day was different. It was truly inspirational. When we saw the hunting dog scene in brown with a blue background, it was kismet! We finally found the perfect fabric for Duff, Gertie and Barney’s bed. We also found a tan chenille fabric in the remnant pile that would serve as the backing for the bed. It was sturdy, cheap (very important), and it matched the toile (extremely important.)
Now we just have to put everything together. Read more →
Going through our winter gear last week, we found an old Burberry scarf that Alberto had bought ten years ago in Spain at El Corte Ingles (love that store!). The last time we used it was for a Christmas picture we took of the dogs, so we thought it was time to bring it back into use…by making a few decorative pillows! Read more →