Thursday, March 13, 2014

Farmhouse Style and Decor on a Dime

I've got spring fever! 
Yep, I have so many ideas swimming around in my head, I can't sleep. 
Sigh. If only I had unlimited time and funds HA!
Whenever I do get any ideas, I have to write them down or type them into my ipad notes. 
 And I have to remind myself that I don't have to have lots of moolah to make my house nice. 
I start thinking about what I can repurpose or knock off!
I've had many knockoffs.
Do you remember these:

See what I mean? Just be resourceful.
Now onto the vintage sofa recover dilemma.
Yes, dilemma.
It all started innocently enough. Me trying to be brave and create a beautiful sofa. Well it went pretty good until the seats.
Yep. My mom was trying to help and recover the seats but upon removal of the fabric she discovered that the seats had a frame and springs in them!!
Sooooo, I'm going to have to go to an upholstery place to see if they can do them. So right now we're sitting on two seat cushions!!
Here's what I'm talking about and how it looked before:

And here's how it still looks :/

Picture it all finished up :)
I hope it will be soon.
Anywho, I really wanted
to share with you some beautiful images of what I'm wanting to do in my home.

I want to do a variation of this for my Easter table setting:

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isn't that cute?
and this:
so pretty
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and ultimately my living room to resemble something like this:

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or how about this cute vignette:

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and how about this unique way of using a washtub-as a coffee table!!

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and last but not least-this pretty dining room: love the farm table: I must find a way to transform mine into one :)

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How do you keep track of your ideas?
Do you have a special notebook?

 I'm getting ready to paint my "new" coffee table with some home made chalk paint. 

Have a great week!


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  1. Don't let the spring unit seat cushions deter you - I was recovering the cushions for a vintage settee and found those same type (I think they're called marshall units or something like that). My initial internet searches indicated it takes a special machine to put them into a new cover, but that's not true! You use real thin plastic (like the cheapest drop cloth stuff - it's almost saran wrap) - fold it over the seat cushion, then use a shop vac to suck the air out (like a vacuum sealing machine). While the cushion is flat inside the plastic (with vac still attached), stuff it into the new cover. Unhook the vac, then pull (tear) out the plastic and it's in! This site has a video (though he's doing it with just a regular foam cushion, I did it with the springs and it works like a charm) - There's lots of other good upholstery on the site too (not associated, I just found lots of helpful information on the site). Good luck, I love seeing old furniture transformed,

    Patty (you have a great name, by the way, lol)


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