Monday, January 31, 2011

Skirt and Pillow talk...make it all better:)

I have been project slacker lately...just trying to keep up with the day to day.  Well, knowing that you have a few  old friends coming over for lunch, always puts a little pep in my project step.  So, I decided to do a couple very simple things to make the house feel a little better (to me anyway:)

First, was a little skirt on my desk.  I am tired of looking at the junk and wires underneath, and unfinished baseboard...So instead of cleaning it up, I decided to hide it!  I made a little skirt and attached it to an spring rod, with clip on rings.  (this way, I didn't have to be exact with my measurements, and could adjust the length....did I mention I was a lazy project doer too:)  I used left over drop cloth, and fabric from the upholstered inserts of my dining room chairs (I don't think I ever posted that project....will have to do that to:)

Here is the result.

Before, when you look down the galley into my little office.

After the skirt.... Forgive the photography, I snapped these this morning before good "light".


much better...notice the skirt is gone on the chair..I destroyed it in the wash (oh, vell:)
Love my new hiding place for junk:)  And hides the fact I haven't painted the baseboard:) Oh, and that painting, is another masterpiece of my mother's.  I love them over my desk.

And the other project was new pillows for the living room...pillows make it ALL better:)  Seriously, this took me like 10 minutes.  The lazy pillow I call it....the "I need a pillow STAT"....pillow.  The "I am going to sew this standing up pillow, because I have dinner cooking downstairs but have to have some pillows!".....pillows.  That is why they might be a little overstuffed....the measurements were shall we say.....fuzzy at best!!!  Did I mention I was lazy....

   
very sad.

Much better....the chair is much happier.  (Mr. O and My little man might think otherwise...they think pillows have a special place on the floor!
I had some left over dupioni silk hanging around begging to be used....I think this view is pretty too, no?
There you have it....my lazy projects.  These little projects took me maybe 30 minutes total to do....and make me oh, so happy.  Now I am off to cook for my little luncheon, more on that tomorrow:)

Happy Monday.

13 comments:

My Interior Life said...

Wonderful little perk-ups. I so wish I could sew! I need to get on that immediately. Can't wait to see your luncheon!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The skirt is wonderful and the pillows are fabulous. Love your fabric choices. Hugs, Marty

Meredith Jewell said...

LOVE the two-fabric pillow look...gorgeous touch! And I actually DO know how to sew a pillow together, so maybe that's a little DIY project I could to my ever-trying-to-decorate-my-house project. Love them and the skirt idea, too!

pretty pink tulips said...

I can't believe you just whipped those pillows up! They are gorgeous - and do add a happy little punch to the sofa.

Wish I was coming for lunch!
xo elizabeth

Nessa said...

so pretty!

Design Blooms said...

Okay..Who sews standing up?! You must be VERY talented-I can't sew at all! I like how you added the silk on the back-where do you live in Columbia?

tale of many cities said...

great fabric on those pillows! {i bow to the pillow wiz!} ;) and i must say.. girl, i am so envious of those subway tiles in your kitchen!! :P

pve design said...

What time is lunch? If I were next door, I would be at your door in a jiffy to see what you were "whipping" up.
pve

Cathy Wall said...

Love the skirt on the desk, the pillows are yummy too...especially with the gorgeous silk backs! Entertaining is the surest way to freshening up a place. Enjoy your girlfriend luncheon!
Cathy

Andre White said...
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pve design said...

I spy your Mother's artwork....above your desk....
sweet...
pve

The Buzz said...

What you have with a sewing machine and love the outcome!
xxoo
Carolyn

SHERRY HART said...

That reminds me I need to get my sewing machine back from my sister!!! Those pillows made your couch SING!!! Pie looks good too, but I would have to make it if I guest coming over or I would eat it all!!! For real...me and sugar...danger!