In Progress

I feel as if my studio revamp is taking something only slightly short of forever. I’m not typically a piecemeal sort of girl but that’s exactly how I’ve been dealing with this re-do: One little bit at a time.

It’s making me nuts.

And while it’s still not done, it’s getting closer to being exactly what I want. Fun. Bright. A little girly. Very much me.

My older son’s bedroom is downstairs and he’s groused a bit about the girling up of the public space outside his door. I was quick to remind him that he’s heading off to college in the very near future and will be gone nine months of the year, so 1. he won’t have to look at it that much and b. it’s my house and I can do what I want.

I’m thinking he most objects to the giant pink futon. I picked up the frame on Craigslist and forced asked him to sand it down for me so I could prime and paint it, a nice shiny white. I would loved to have left it stained but that dark wood just doesn’t work in a room that gets minimal natural light. The bright pink cover was a great find, a floor sample on clearance at the futon store where I bought the mattress.

The finishing touch would be the pillows. It was love at first sight with this Alexander Henry fabric (Sew Now Sew Wow). I mean, love love love love LOVE. I’ve been accenting it mostly the the AH Perfect Pattern fabrics (black, white and pink versions) but also some aqua and white polka dots from my stash.

The small pillow (top) is just a basic slipcover over a 16″ pillow form. I inserted a ruffle between the front and the back to fancy it up a bit.

The larger pillow was inspired by the cover project from the Spring issue of Stitch. I kind of did my own thing with the blocks (which are foundation pieced, unlike the magazine’s instructions) but I absolutely love how it turned out. It’s big and bold and bright and just perfect.

11 Replies to “In Progress”

  1. Those pillows are really attractive and the fabric is certainly good for your workspace. And if piecemeal gets the job done, then so be it!
    Don’t you just love talking tough to your big boys!?

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  2. I love the pillows too. Those fabrics, very lovely! I bet you get very inspired having them lying around.

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  3. The pillows/fabrics are wonderful. I can’t wait to see pictures. Wish I could do all that, but don’t have the time these days! 🙂 I’ll just have to live vicariously through you.

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  4. Very cute Mary! Love that pink futon, and those pillows are so fun!

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  5. Everything looks so fantastic so far! You think that boy of yours would be use to the girly by now…I mean, surely you tipped the scales a little bit by having his little sister?!!? 😉

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  6. Love that pillow!! and sewing fabric, so pretty 🙂

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  7. I just found your site via Nancy’s Arts,Crafts and Favorites…..and I think it’s wonderful. I love,love the pillows. I don’t think I’ve ever seen another pillow or fabric like them..they’re just lovely.
    Come visit me….and have a great weekend.

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