Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lovin' the Loveseat

After an extra day in Sta. Rosa -- so our favorite mechanic could fix our car -- we arrived back in Carlos Paz last night. It was a wonderful time away, quite productive and filled with blessings. I'll share more tomorrow when I (hopefully) have more time, but for now I HAD to share photos of the completed loveseat!
This was the first time I've done a zippered cushion cover AND the first time to make and use piping. There were plenty of mistakes along the way, with some hair pulling and moans of frustration. A trip to find wifi so I could look up how to do it properly helped immeasurably! Overall we're very happy with the finished product...
especially compared to the before! 

I fell in love with this indoor/outdoor fabric but didn't buy a lot of it because I knew I'd have to use it sparingly for my hubby's sake. He's more of a solid kinda guy :) But this loveseat is smallish and I think the large floral looks fabulous on it. It will look even better when paired with the chairs once I turn the coordinating striped fabric into covers for them. The first day I took a photo of the fabric laying over a dining chair, up against the wall, so you could see how well the colors go:
But since my photography leaves much to be desired, it's hard to tell the walls are a light aqua (not white!) and the fabric looks great against it. Here's an old photo from when we painted the walls, that gives you a better idea of the wall color:

And here's a teaser photo to give you a hint of one of the blessings:

Hasta luego!

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The Bug said...

I love it! So bright & sunny. Can't wait to see the chairs too :)

Christy said...

Love that pattern but I wouldn't have been brave enough to use it. It looks great - and I'm super-impressed you made it! I have absolutely no sewing skills whatsoever.

LuAnn said...

love it !!!! you did a great job :)

skoots1mom said...

great's so happy
i've got to get my machine out and see if it still works
so happy for your fun time away ;)

Mari said...

I'm so impressed! You did a great job. I really like that fabric.

Sharon said...

love,love, love!!!!

designchic said...

So the fabric!!

rita said...

Just caught up on three posts!
Wow, so exciting to see things come together. And I, like Sharon, love the love seat cushion. You are amazing! i need you here, ha!

Jen said...

I love what you did with the loveseat. I am actually REALLY jealous I do not have it for myself. Great job!!!

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

That is beautiful! And, Oh, my goodness ~ that did make me laugh out loud at the description of your "before" fabric!
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