Thursday, October 19, 2006

Room Redesign

I have been working on changing my living room. My couch was a plaid and not good colors, lots of knick knacks everywhere in the room, busy valances and other things that pointed to "Mom, time to do something with this room!" Oh, teenagers, they keep you humble, but they were oh, so right. I will show complete before and after pictures when I am all done. At this pace, it might be a bit.

Last weekend my daughter #2 helped me paint the room, hubby hung the new curtain rods, and moved some furniture around. I was pleased with the color, until the new couch was delivered this afternoon. It is a beige fabric with more gray undertones, my walls looked like a good neutral until the couch was put in. Now they appear to have a pink undertone, I will wait for daylight to make my final decision.

Now let's get to the couch, it was delivered with no plastic around it or any covering, in the back of a furniture truck. I mentioned it was beige, right? I did pay for the fabric protection, that is a good thing. After it was put in place, the delivery guy notices a spot on the cushion and asks for a wet rag. Rubs the spot, doesn't look any different but tells me to clean it again after it dries. They leave, I move the end tables back, plug in the lamps and really look at my couch. We have counted at least 13 spots. I have called the furniture store, someone will be contacting me to look at it. They say it will be cleaned or replaced, you betcha!!! I have waited a long time for a new couch. With this, the room is again at a stand still.

I decided to make a couple of pillows for my new couch and to lower my blood pressure. Sewing is relaxing. I used this freebie pattern from Amy Butler's site - it is a great pattern. Fabric came from Wal-Mart and it is home dec fabric.


  1. Rats! I've had such bad luck with furniture deliveries too. I hope yours works out.

    BTW and just FYI ... you don't use the Blogger subject line when composing. Any particular reason? If you use the actual subject line, it becomes clickable in Bloglines and I can go right to your entry. It also makes it easier to create a link to that entry when needed, and to differentiate your previous entries in your sidebar. Just thought I'd mention it in case you weren't aware.

  2. ETA: When composing, Title = subject line. You'll see it at the top of the Create window. :-)

  3. Anonymous4:46 PM

    I printed off the hourglass pillow pattern, too! I just haven't had a chance to make it. You did a nice job.

    There is something wrong with having all those spots. Good for you calling and getting them to come back out. Just a little at a time and before long you'll realize your room is how you want it. Good for you getting so much done already!

  4. Anonymous5:53 PM

    Can't wait to see your room re-do progress. I'm feeling the same way iwth our family room and trying to decide if I should get into painting it before the Thanksgiving company arrives.
    Pillow looks beautiful.
    Good luck with the couch. Why is it that nothing can just be what you bought??