Cushions

Part 1: Fabric

When making the decision to update your outdoor cushions, the first thing we think about is the fabric. Fabric is the piece that we see first. The part that speaks to us by it's color, texture and pattern. It's the part that also touches our emotion, whether it is by creating a sense of calm… Continue reading Part 1: Fabric

Cushions

Anatomy of a Cushion

What a couple of years it has been! Since I moved to the lake full time (and also moved my business here) I've been making cushions nonstop. Of course it makes sense. We live at the lake and there are plenty of docks, porches and decks to furnish and refurnish as the cushions blow away,… Continue reading Anatomy of a Cushion

Cushions, Lakehouse, pillows

Porch Swings

Aww, the beloved porch swing. Like the one in one of my favorite movies, The Notebook, it is a place to wait, contemplate, to sleep, to converse, to relax, sip lemonade or coffee, to dream or watch. Scene from "The Notebook" Did you know that porch swings have been around since the middle of the… Continue reading Porch Swings

Cushions, Slipcovers

A Modern Update on an Old Swivel Rocker

This client looked beyond the color and fabric on this sturdy swivel rocker that still had a little life left in her. She just needed a vision, some new fabric, a new dress and a new home. Check out what design details we added and changed to modernize this chair.

Cushions, Slipcovers

Sleeper Sofa Makeover

Most of us have had a sofa sleeper at one point in our lives and maybe still do. They are handy for the extra sleeping option for overnight guests, especially for kids who don't mind that bar in the middle. We had a forest green sofa sleeper for years. It was comfortable as a sofa… Continue reading Sleeper Sofa Makeover

Cushions, Slipcovers

Striped Chair & Pattern Matching

This chair was a fun challenge.  I often have to ease my way into a chair....to get into the "zone".   I start this process by inspecting the fabric for flaws and design, making the cording, cutting the pieces for the chair, loading bobbins of thread, getting my tools gathered in the different work areas, writing… Continue reading Striped Chair & Pattern Matching

Cushions

Cushion Revival

Even in the midst of a pandemic (probably more so) we are looking around our house and noticing things we want to do to make them more cozy. Being confined to our homes has prompted us to jump start those "some day" projects into "now". Maria and her husband were well on there way to… Continue reading Cushion Revival

Cushions, Lakehouse

Bedroom Benches

I've had these Target benches for over ten years. They were first used as an ottoman in our first lakehouse and then as ottomans in our current lake house. As with most of my furniture, they made the rounds to different rooms when I got the itch to move things around. They would eventually make… Continue reading Bedroom Benches

Cushions, Slipcovers

Special Delivery (A Tale of Two Chairs)

Well, this was a first (and hopefully the last) type of experience in delivering a finished slipcover. With the Coronavirus on the rise, the "normal" way of doing business suddenly got turned on it's head and forced us all to look at our processes a little differently. More on that later, but now on to… Continue reading Special Delivery (A Tale of Two Chairs)

Cushions, Slipcovers

Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)

Winter is pretty much behind us, with the exception of a few days here and there that seem to remind us that it has technically a few more days left.  But the warm days forecasted in the future and the calendar officially turning to March certainly has us all thinking about getting ready for outdoor… Continue reading Cushions: Fit, Foam & Fabric (Are You Ready for Spring?)