First I found a super soft stripe fabric that has both the light and dark greens of the curtains as well as a stripe of each sofa color. A swatch of Dupioni silk in a lighter brown color and a deep chocolate nubby fabric were also perfect for pillows! Everything was going a bit dark so I added a quilted ivory fabric to lighten things back up.I chose a vivid apple green and a sunshine yellow to update the curtains and to use as welting on the ivory pillows. I have a little something extra in mind for those ivory pillows. I also chose some gimp to use on the curtains. A piece of indoor/outdoor brownish-goldish canvas will be durable enough for a tufted ottoman top, project tutorial coming soon!Still wanting to bring the vintage vibe into a more modern feel I chose a dark green silk with a bold lighter green flower and leaf print on it for more still more pillows. I love pillows! They are an easy way to accent a room and bring in color without breaking the bank if you make them yourself.
I purchased a pillow pattern that had some interesting shaped patterns to use, Simplicity 5605. This pattern has that country charm and quilt like feel but will have a sophisticated look with the more modern fabrics. I am trying to find a balance between the old and the new to create a cohesive look.I was feeling a little unsure of my choices so I sent a photo of the fabric stack via text to my best friend Pam to ask her what she thought of the color combo. Here is what she had to say, " I like it...it has cool, crisp feel...like fresh veggies." Stamp of approval, farm fresh!
I gathered up my goodies and practically skipped to the checkout counter without busting the budget! I have all the pillows cut out and ready to sew. I want to see if my grandmothers sewing machine still works and if it does I want the make them on that at the farm. If not I will sew them at home.
Today I am off to see if I can hunt up some lamps, side tables and chairs, wish me luck!
It seems like flea marketing and sewing are my big weekend plans. I would love to hear what you are doing. Have a beauty filled weekend!