Yes, she’s back. My muse that is. My SEWING muse! I didn’t know that I even had a muse. But I must have, because all of a sudden, I’m really enjoying sewing again. And (knock on wood) I haven’t made any drastic mistakes. Yet! You know, the ones were you have to get out the seam ripper and tear apart half of your project and cuss words just flow from your mouth and you get a horrible headache and finally you’re so disgusted with yourself that you shove the entire project in a closet, stomp on it, and try to forget that you ever started it……… yeah, those mistakes.
So yesterday, I was wandering around the house and I suddenly looked at this…….
….and thought “I am soooo sick of that fabric.” Do you do that ? With textiles I mean. They really begin to wear on me after a few years.
So…..next project, which I really have no time to start!
I started digging through my stash of fabric and found this yummy linen that I purchased last year and never used. And some drapery sheer fabric that was down to the last little bit.
And my new favorite word came to mind. SLIPCOVER!
Just a few months ago, I never would have attempted this. I think maybe you just have to go at it with a fearless determination and “just do it!”
And here is after. I really really want to paint the frame on that mirror. But that is going to require a small small brush and hours of work so as not to paint over the twigs. I best wait on that project.
This pillow was an easy fix. Fortunately, the back was a solid color, so I just flipped it over, and hand stitched this over it.
I already had most of it assembled. I just sewed lace around the edges of the burlap.
And this pillow
I just slipped a sham over that I was no longer using in the bedroom. I changed the drapes to a solid chocolate. And painted over the bench with more of a taupe color and glazed it. Hung a cute little cone over the mirror, and really changed the look of this corner.
Yep, if that green frame were cream, I would be totally satisfied with this little project. For now…..
I’ll share the small changes that I made on the opposite wall with you in my next post.
Have a wonderful day!