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

Creative Things, pillows

Reimagining Vintage Heirlooms

The last job of the year is delivered, the house is decorated and cleaned, and the presents are wrapped. I finally had a few days before Christmas to get to some of the projects that I have been wanting to get to for some time. The first project “redo” was this “vintage” crossstitched snowflake blanket… Continue reading Reimagining Vintage Heirlooms

Cushions, Slipcovers

Twin Chairs

My client had what looked like two very different chairs.   Obviously they had different fabric.  But one had a skirt and one had a corded bottom.  They also had different top pillows so they really looked like different chairs. But once I took measurements it became clear that these were inherently the same chair. … Continue reading Twin Chairs

Decorating, Lakehouse

Master Mini Makeover

It's been almost a year since I updated the basement master bathroom (see Bathroom Rejuvenation     to refresh your memory). I typically put home projects on hold during the summer and get busy during the winter months on house projects.   One of my projects this past winter was to redo the basement master bedroom… Continue reading Master Mini Makeover

Slipcovers

California Chair in Coral

The right fabric makes all the difference.  When Julie moved to Virginia from California, she brought along this awesome chair complete with palms. The chair was in perfect condition but the fabric didn't go with anything in her new home.       She was planning to repurpose it in her basement guest bedroom and was looking for something to coordinate with the… Continue reading California Chair in Coral

Creative Things, Decorating, Organization, Sewing, Slipcovers

March Home Projects

March felt more like winter than February, but nonetheless, spring is officially here!  But with spring comes the urgency to get things done before the lazy hazy days of summer are upon us. I get motivated to clean, organize, sew, and decorate. Check out what’s been happening in my happy place. Cushions, Pillows and Chairs….oh… Continue reading March Home Projects

Decorating, family, Sewing, Slipcovers

Shades of Gray

This busy mom and teacher had a beautiful unique couch that she had purchased before two kids and two pets came along. It has a wood frame with a  neutral colored linen cushions and back.  Thankfully slipcovering the cushions would be a perfect solution to breath new life into the couch, give it a whole new look and… Continue reading Shades of Gray

Creative Things, Decorating, family, Sewing

February Home Projects

What's not to love about February?  It's the reward of a short month after what seems like the longest month of the year. And right in the middle of the month is Valentine's day which just happens to be my birthday.  So yeah, I love February.  It also gets me anxious and thinking about spring next… Continue reading February Home Projects

Crafty Things, Decorating, Sewing, Slipcovers

Room Transformation

(Follow-up from "Inspiration" blog post) Boy have I been a sewing maniac. Once I decided on the colors, fabric and layout of my repurposed dining room, I was off to the races. Initially, I was planning of using the plaid fabric to slipcover the chair, but for $25 a yard and needing at least nine yards for the directional plaid matching,… Continue reading Room Transformation