New couch and new pillows

Eric and I bought a new couch from a local store called Area, about a month ago but it only showed up last week.  It is the most adult-like piece of furniture we own, also one of the few brand-new, never been used pieces of furniture.  We opted for a neutral gray/brown color that would mask animal fur.  We chose a tightly woven fabric that would hopefully deter cat claws and we chose a nice slim, modern design that would fit our small living room.  We lost a little bit of napping space but lost no sitting space. 

 See what I mean about the color?
The one downside to losing out last couch was also losing the pillows.  Yesterday I headed out to JoAnn Fabrics for their sales and found three great pillows for 50% off.  I love that they are bamboo filled – it makes them much firmer and I think they will stand up to many more naps. 

I have been sitting on some wonderful prints since my trip to Minneapolis last month.  Somehow, my innate color matching skills worked out wonderfully and the prints I chose work perfectly with the new couch’s color.  A friend of mine took me to Crafty Planet where I picked up some these unique prints. 

The first pillow I made has a flap and button closure using a piece of black ribbon.  The buttons I also found at JoAnn’s – I picked them because they are made from recycled plastic. 

First finished pillow.
Recycled plastic button.
Second finished pillow, bike print, front. 
Bike pillow, back, with a simple flap closure.  
Now I just need to decide what to make with the Be a Man print fabric.  Perhaps an apron?

Published by Chelsea

Art teacher by day. Mother of 2 - day and night. Thrifter, crafter, artist, baker, chef, and DIYer in free time.

2 thoughts on “New couch and new pillows

  1. Tsali looks great on your new couch! I really like the neutral color – so easy to change the look with just a new pillow cover. Where did you find the buttons?

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