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Still ‘Falling’

9 Nov

I don’t think I ever mentioned the $7-clearance-from-Target-couch-pillows that I snagged this past Spring.  They weren’t really anything to note except that they were the first non-bed pillows I ever purchased.  And the biggest reason I purchased them was because my back hurts a lot when I sit on the couch for any longer than 30 minutes.  It’s a super plushy leather couch, so I understand why Chris bought it 5 years ago, but man-oh-man does it hurt my back!  The pillows help me sit a little big straighter, but it’s also a temporary situation.

Anyhow, since the pillows were from Spring, they had pretty shades of blue stripes going up-and-down them.  Which means one thing: Not fall appropriate!

Knowing that $7 was a steal and storage space is practically non-existent, I didn’t really look for replacements.  Instead, I looked for fabric to cover them with.  And since looking at drapes is one of my favorite things to do in a store, I came across another clearance item at Target one day.  One panel of gray and white patterned drapery for $14. Perfect for our quite-neutral living room!

Using this tutorial from Sew Mama Sew, I laid out my pretty (and washed/ironed) fabric:

Cut is up and pinned it all nice and pretty….

… and got to sewing!

The tutorial was incredibly straightforward… and here’s the end-product (complete with creepy husband):

And the fact that the pillow covers ended up with the biggest pattern to the left half (as shown above) was a very fortunate accident… Seriously, I had made a mistake the first go around and had to recut a front panel and that’s what I ended up with.  Happy accident dance!

As for the back, I didn’t add zippers (hah!) or enclose the pillow completely.  I simply created flaps to make it easy to take on and off for washing… as shown below:

And that was my last addition for the fall transfer in the Earnest household.  I know, I know, we sure do it big around here…… maybe next year. 

Happier Note: Chris is turning 28 tomorrow!!!! We have an incredibly full weekend ahead of us… Can’t wait to share the aftermath!

Falling

6 Nov

I’m so excited for this fall – we have major projects planned for this month before I start working!

With all the free time I’ve had lately, I’ve been purging… I’ll write a post about it soon.  But I had to make sure that the house matched up with what’s been going on outside!  So I’ve changed out some of our interior decor… not a whole lot, because I don’t have much to work with right now, but just here and there.  The only thing I bought were some fall garlands at Michael’s for $1.71 each and a bouquet of flowers…

I also threw the other garland in a vase for the coffee table, but it’s nothing to brag home about, so we’ll skip that and move on to the side table, which holds more flowers and a book Thomas got me for my birthday:

And last, but not least, my sofa-turned-console-table:

Of course, I jumped on the bandwagon when Nate Berkus’s designs were released by Target… it’s the gold hammered bowl you see on the right side.  But everything else came from my stash… plus sweet Ava’s original painting.

I can’t wait to share the couch pillows I changed up and our big project we’ll be starting this weekend!

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