Sunday, July 31, 2011

What The . . .

Okay, so I want to show you some things I’ve already purchased for my future craft/sewing/creative space.  You better swallow your coffee, soda, water or vodka first, because you’ll be thinking, “what the . . . she’s the one who loves black and white!”. 

bwhome office

You remember I showed you a few posts back the chair slipcover and pillow I bought from Ballard Designs’ Estate Sale section?  A chocolate checked slipcover and a hemp linen monogrammed pillow.  Well, they’ve arrived! Perfect.  They will go together.


This is what the chair looked like in its Surefit slipcover.


And this is what the chair looked like before the Surefit slipcover when it was my daughter’s bedroom desk chair.


I forgot we did an animal print on her seat.  This has to be about 10 years ago, but it’s still in great shape.   Here’s the new slipcover.



It’s a loose fit and the back of the seat area has the most looseness {is that a word?}, so to counter that I stuck a standard size bed pillow against the seat back and it filled the seat back, as well as providing me with a softer back.  Notice the difference in thickness from this angle?  For $29.99 I can live with it!


Moving on ~ strolling through the site, I came across this fabric.  A brown {lighter in real life, more browny taupe} and creamy white toile.


I do love brown and white transferware and this fabric made me think of that.   I’m thinking table skirt for my sewing machine or whatever other table I may have to create on.  They only had 3 yards left in stock.  So I ordered it!


So, I’m going with a brown/white/cream color scheme for this room.  I’m figuring I can just switch out the black I might have done with brown {such as painting those bookcases I showed here by doing a harlequin pattern in brown and cream}.  I can plan most of this out because I actually already know the style home we will be downsizing, too, and what it basically looks like.  Just so you stick with me here, let’s play and see how it might look.



The skirt will be gathered for the table.  I’m thinking a creamy white for the walls or a tan color like BM Blonde {which I have in my powder room presently}.  There is no window in this future room, as it is really a storage room, so the lighter the better.


In fact, I’ll be posting what is an exciting-good-news-post {to me, anyway} on Friday, August 12, 2011, so I hope you’ll be here to share in my excitement! 

Linking up with:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

Textile Party at Freckled Laundry

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage




Red Door Home said...

Great choices! Love the check with the toile - always classic. Great idea to use a pillow to fill out the slip cover - looks great and I am sure will be much more comfortable.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh's all so beautiful!!!!! Toile is so timeless too...and checks are the complement! Just gorgeous ~ you're making me want to pull out my toile fabric and do something with it!!! xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy! Oh, your room is going to look so beautiful! I love the brown and cream colors you're using. I don't think I seen the brown/cream toile! I'ts lovely!
I like your idea of popping in the pillow to fill out the back of your chair. Lovely slip cover too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ruby Jean said...

OH!!! I LOVE that slipcover...Most certainly makes for a much more pleasing to the eye chair...Almost makes you not want to sit on it... : )

Amy Chalmers said...

I love those fabrics, it is nice to change things around, so I totally get it!

Sonny G said...

thats gonna look maaaaaaaaaaaaaaavelous dahling, simply maaaaaaaavelous:)

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

I love the new color scheme, Kathy!!! We are always evolving, changing, it's a good thing!!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, I love the direction you are going with this room. The chair cover looks wonderful and the toile is beautiful with the check. Have you sold your home?

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Well I love anything brown and cream or white, so I will definitely love it. Looking good. Hugs, Marty

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kathy, I love the fabrics you have picked out... their gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful week!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Okio B Designs said...

I am loving the brown together. Such a nice departure from black and white which I'm guilty of too!


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It is looking great!!

Gail said...

Kathy, can't wait to hear your exciting news. I have a feeling I know what it is. Love your design plan for your creative space.

Have a wonderful day,

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Looks great Kathy! I'm addicted to black and white the toile!

Miss Char said...

Looks like you've got a great direction going for your room and how can you go wrong with toile no matter what the color. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Unknown said...

I love it! You've made some beautiful choices and that was a bargain on that slipcover. Love the litle ruffle on the bargain. I sure have missed checking in with your blog lately!

Decor To Adore said...

Love, love, love it all. Brown & white is somehow softer than the B & W combo.

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Oh, I super love that!! I would add that somewhere in my house if I could. Swoon. And drool. Love!!! :)

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love the brown and white/cream together. I was going to do that with my bedroom but fell in love with the black and white/cream bedspread.

I love your style!


Blue Creek Home said...

I love your black and white, but brown and cream is fantastic too. You can't lose with either combination.
I don't think I have entered your giveaway. Got to hop over and do that now.

KimMalk said... the fabrics! You have a perfect right to switch to brown and white from B&W...roll with those great finds. How exciting, planning your new space.

Pamela said...

Loving the slip cover Kathy! Great fab combos!

Manuela said...

I'm loving your choices!

Unknown said...

Love it!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I am loving your picks~ the fabrics are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday this week!

Unknown said...

Very pretty! I love the toile and check combo. Thank you for linking with air your laundry Friday!


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