Monday, July 12, 2010

Fulfill: Our Vexing Living Room

In the year of Fulfill on my list of tasks was to pull together our vexing living room! Until now it's been a brown/ tan blank canvas room in waiting and I haven't been sure what direction to take it in. We have really big furniture (I love big furniture and little cars, ha) so there's only a few ways the room can be arranged.

First step was adding some color with accessories and a blue background wall.

Next was on the list was to help my fabulous fabric finds grow up to dress the space! Under the guidance of my mamma we had one mega craft weekend!

We:
covered a chair (mmkay this is a she, my mom did all the work on this one and it's flawless! It was her first chair to cover and you'd never know! The woman can do anything)!
made 7 pillows
painted a wall
painted picture frames
made camera straps from the Michelle Allen tutorial

Drum roll please!

What was once a tired old chair is now the center piece of chic in our living room! It makes me SO HAPPY! Isn't it FUN! Thank you thank you MOM!

This fabric was so worth the wait!
This is how the chair looks now with a little roll pillow in her lap.



Isn't the back stunning!

The underside of the chair revealed one of it's early (if not the 1st) fabrics!


For the couch and the chair we covered all the pillows that came with them.
It made a HUGE difference!

BEFORE

AFTER (with my team of designers) :)

It has all been Ned approved, of course.

Mom at work. Sangria on the ready next to her ;)
To make your own Sangria use: Cabernet, Grand Mariner (a shot and a half), OJ (til it turns burgundy) and Lime (just a squeeze)! OHHHHH It is yummy goodness!

The new wall being painted. You can see the old yellow and taupe and the new yellow going up. Cliff wanted something cheery but once on the wall it was a little too much. Sooo 2 years later we've replaced it with a really easy on the eyes buttery yellow and it makes me so happy! The hallway will still have that cheery sunshine feel but now it says, 'pssst I'm so delightful and you are too' instead of 'HEY I'M YELLOW AND HAPPY OKAY!'

Wall done and art going up! I painted four frames a blue that I had from the free Glidden paint a while back. I will fill them at some point (and probably add a few more) but for now even the empty frames are making me happy. That wall has needed something on it for so long! The center picture reads "come it sit back relax and make yourself wonderful" it's the color inspiration for this space.



BEFORE
AFTER

Just in case we couldn't get my sewing machine to work mom brought her fave vintage machine aptly named Fancy. Isn't she beautiful!


Aaaand with the last few hours we had before taking mom to the airport we made camera straps from Michelle My Belle's tutorial. They are sooo cute, thanks Michelle!

Look at what we did in a weekend, give us a week and I betcha we could save the world!
Have a wonderful week!
THANK YOU MOM!
Lacy

12 comments:

Mary said...

Awwww.. it looks like you two (ahem...three - sorry Cliff) had a great time! I'm sorry that your weekend was too short.

I am loving all of it. I may need one of those camera straps when I get my new fancy camera.

And...I am thinking you must have a picture in all of your picture taking that would look great in one of those frames??

Cole said...

Wow it all looks great!

Summer Says... said...

Beautiful work Lacy and design team!

Jamie said...

Everything looks sooo incredibly great! I love all the colors! Can your mom come to my house next????
Hope you're having a happy day! xo

Tammie said...

An amazing and envy-worthy transformation! You can come work your magic on my house any time!

Kristin said...

Wow, that looks great! The chair is really impressive, especially something that patterned, it looks really even and professional. Looks like your machine will be put to good use!

spindelmaker said...

What a great weekend! I love those efficient days, when you get oodles of creative production done. Love the chairs and all the pillows. The wholeness of the color-codes, with the sea-green wall is beautiful!! Beautiful, I tell you!! But I have to ask, the picture ("Come in...") where did you get that? I adore the saying. It would put a smile on my face just every day, I´m sure! Maybe that´s why you have the most beautiful smile?

kelli said...

LOVE that chair!! there's just something about a great printed chair...
I'm working on one right now too -although just the seat has to be covered and I'm thinking it's going to be much simpler than your ambitious project. Way to go! Beautiful room!

Tammie said...

I am still stuck on this. I have realized that my living room is done in formal colors and I am far from a formal girl. I need to re-do my living room! I need happy colors!!! I just don't know where to start. (BTW- I think that you should put that print with the heart shaped shell in one of your feshly painted frames!)

Tammie said...

(freshly painted)

Kier's Serendipity said...

So jealous....:)

michelle allen said...

your chair looks awesome!!! and so does your camera strap :). glad to know there is someone out there that used my tutorial too! ha! xoxo my friend.