This sofa is brown. Very brown. I like it, but sometimes, its brownness gets to me. I thought it needed color! I'd been thinking that I'd like some of that pretty turquoise blue shade to liven up the place a bit - not that anything in that room has that color, but there comes a time when I need to stop buying red stuff. *sheepish grin*
I went out last week to Home Goods, Ross and TJMaxx. I picked up two at Ross for good prices. Ones I found at Home Goods, I didn't like their price. I decided I should go to the fabric store and price pretty fabric to make a few myself (covers maybe for the ones that are already there?). Um, I had sticker shock at the price tags of some of the fabric I liked. One roll was $45.99 a yard! Buying pillows didn't look so bad after looking at that! You already know that I didn't buy any of it even though I did stand there and try to decide how many pillows I could get out of a 1/3 of a yard of fabric.
I then went to Target where I found two I "like" but don't love. I even looked at some clearance curtains/drapes, but the ones of those I liked weren't on sale. I picked up the two pillows and two place mats. My plan was to sew the place mats together to form a pillow and see how that went.
Success! But look at that drabby coffee table decor!
That was a result of de-Christmassing and forgetting what I had had there prior to December. Blah.
After finishing my dressing up the couch project and looking at that photo, I decided something else must be done! I pulled some things together from other parts of the house as well as a pretty blanket out of the upstairs linen closet.
Ah, much better and much less brown, man-cave-ish! Plus, it's amazing what a photo at the right time of day can do to make a room look better. Photography really is all about the light. ;)
The blue one on the left is one of a two pack I bought at Target. The embroidered one on the right came from Ross.
Second of the two pack from Target alongside one I made ages ago in Alabama. I still like it though.
My "table pillow" as Lil Man called it. It started as this: