Thursday, 4 November 2010

The Trouser-Cushion Gets a Home!


What are you doing out there in the cold? Come on in! The kettles just boiled and there's a wodge of chocolate fudge cake if you're interested?....Oh, you are!? Great, then I'll join you.


I'd love to show you where I put my new homemade cushion. It's in our living room. I'm not sure you've been in here much and there's a very good reason for that. It's one of the rooms that we haven't touched yet.

It's where the 'leftover' furniture goes. Last Chance Saloon for this stuff...


It seemed crazy to do up this room when our children were quite so little.

New sofas plus twins? Errr....no.


I was so excited to share this project with you. It was one of those moments when I could hear the cogs of my mind working....."I could do this....and I could make THAT"! I'm so thrilled with how it turned out.


Yesterday, I covered one of sofas with the (faux) fur throw that we use on our bed on the cooler summer evenings

I took off the four large cushion that the sofa came with and added my homemade ones.

I was amazed at how different it made the whole room look.


And how much I wanted to snuggle up on that sofa now.

It's so soft and cosy.


So warm and welcoming.


Our kittens LOVE it! 


I think they love the softness of the fur on their little tummies.


The cushions all tie in together colour-wise.

I know what you're thinking....I like my bits and bobs of redness, don't I?!

 I like their different textures.


There's the warm, snuggly wool of the cushions I upcycled from a cardigan (1,2 and 3), the crisps linen of the smaller cushion, the firm softness of the felt heart cushion and the cool smoothness of my new cotton cushion.

Thank you so much for your lovely commenting yesterday. Every time one of you says 'pants' for trousers, I have a little chuckle to myself. In England, 'pants' means underwear, you see.

Yes, I have the sense of humour of a three-year old, I know.


I hope you have the most BRILLIANT day. It's been so lovely to have you round once again.

*Warm hug*

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46 comments :

swedishouse said...

I LOVE your cushion Sarah your soo clever.

Everything looks lovely just lovely, especially with your faux throws...I love the neutral tones with the dash of red, soo Scandinavian. Did you cross stitch too?
Is that a natural bare brick I spy?
That's fantastic too it works really well together, infact I imagined I was in a Nordic home.
Beautiful cat too ;-)
LOVE PEACE enJOY
Julie
x

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

...I was wondering where that new cushion was living. Now I know! This makes me want to adopt another little friend for the cat we already have as well!

EmptyNester said...

Nice and cozy; warm and inviting! You have quite a flair for this!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

PANTS PANTS PANTS!!! Giggle to your heart's delight. Love how cozy it all looks Sarah!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Sarah, love the cushion and your sofa. Very cosy. I promise not to get any choccie fudge cake on it. xxx

High Street Cottage said...

Lol Sarah, I forgot about the pants/trousers thing. Well first to say, your new pillow found a wonderful place to land. The sofa looks terrific. It's been said pillows are the fastest way to change the look of an entire room, your sofa makeover is proof of that. I love the sweater pillow too. As for red, well you know it's my favorite color and cannot live without it. The softness of the throw really adds just the right texture mix. Most of all I love reading your posts first thing in the morning, they make me smile, tami

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love your new pillow - what a sweet idea and your couch looks so warm and cozy!!! I love the sweater pillow on there too~ just lovely! :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

ooooh, I just want to snuggle there with your kitty and read a good book (or take a nap!) It looks so cozy and wonderful!!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

How I would love to come over and swipe that throw :0) I think my couch needs that very thing! Ha!

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Self Sagacity said...

Very pretty, it looks cozy and lounge-ee.

michelle said...

OH my Goodness Sarah!! I want to curl up on your sofa!!! Your pillow looks so great there and the fur throw is heavenly! Your kitten is so stinkin adorable, I want to pet and hold her and snuggle up right there with her!!!! :)

Doda said...

Hi there, me again. The paint I used for my desk is Crown solo satin, in Cream White. It says one coat guaranteed, but I used one coat of undercoat/primer and then two of the satin. I think it just gave it a better finish.
xx

Mrs Buttercup said...

I love the cushions and throw...it all looks so gorgeous. I love the neutral colours with red, one of my favourite looks. Well done, the cushion is so lovely. Your pictures always look so lovely and inviting. I think we all want to come round and read a good book on the sofa!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the new home for the cushion and I think the kitties do, too! It looks lovely on this soft, comfortable sofa. Sometimes adding one or two new things to a room can inspire you to do more! Nicely done, Sarah!

XO,
Jane

Vanessa said...

Sarah, that just looks so lovely and cozy and I would definitely like to come over for some chocolate cake and tea! You really have made that spot look perfectly wintery and the new pillow looks right at home. :-)
Vanessa

LilPeach (aka Laura) said...

Hey Sarah, love the faux fur and all the pillows. I've got a house new to me that I am grabbing ideas for. It's located in an area where we have mountains and snow all winter so your ideas for making life cosy is on the top of my list of brill ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

Room Seventeen said...

Wow, love your faux throw! Your sofa looks so warm and cozy!

Leah - The Inside Story said...

I just love the way you write Sarah, it is so engaging. I could easily snuggle up on that sofa with a big piece of chocolate cake and a cuppa. Your cross stitch is great. Wishing you a very lovely day! Leahx

Lizzie said...

I LOVE that cushion, I can't believe it's made with some old trousers and a tea-towel, brilliant! I really want to snuggle up on that sofa too, cats always get the best spots! Lizzie x

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* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Looks like such a cozy space! LOVE your kitten..it looks just like my little Claire!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*~*

Vintage Mum said...

I think I could curl up on that sofa right now - but it's Guy Fawke's night here in NZ so there are loads of noisy fireworks everywhere (our house included although I'm sitting inside)

Following you from BMB :)

Design It Chic said...

Very Beautiful Cushion! You are so talented:) I just found your blog and I am now following you thanks to Friendly Friday. It would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
Also today we have the coolest blog hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in with us at Boost My Blog Friday :) Happy Friday!

Patti said...

Pillow looks great, however I want that kitty!!

Vintage Home said...

...looks wonderful!...love the wy it all works without being matchey matchey!...is the heart cushion hoe made or from that famous british designer?

Vintage Home said...

...looks wonderful!...love the wy it all works without being matchey matchey!...is the heart cushion hoe made or from that famous british designer?

Leigha said...

Cute cushion and cute kitty. Love the repurpose of the tea towel. Wink.

Leigha

Marlis said...

wonderful pillow.. great fabrics too. I too have repurposed sweaters into pillows, what a great second life. Your couch looks very snuggly right now.. can't blame the kitty!

PamMa said...

Awww, this is so sweet and comfy looking. Love the different textures and I've got my eye on possible sweater conversions.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Beautiful blog (and cozy pillows). I too love bits n bobs of red. Hopped over from New Friend Friday and so pleased that I did! Thanks for all you share here!
hugs,
Leslie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love your pillow made from pants...er...trousers! And I'll take a wodge of chocolate cake...sounds like a lot! lol Your room is so cozy and invitng! But I LOVE your kitty! Hello from my feline staff of four! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

You know I love this, Sarah! Your kitten is adorable. I can imagine sitting there on a cold evening with a spot of tea. Love your modern country flair!

:) ~Michelle

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful new pillow. Your home looks so warm and inviting.
I'd love to have you join my weekly meme, Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

A Room For Everyone said...

What a gorgeous cushion! And that kitten...Rachaelxx

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your pillows look great! The kitty looks quite content:@)

Beth said...

Lovely pillow! Also love the fur throws and the kitten is adorable!
Blessings, Beth

The Tablescaper said...

It's wonderful to have you participating in Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline said...

I am just like your cat, I could cuddle up on that sofa. It looks so warm and cuddly and inviting and I love your pillows. Great job.

Cabin and Cottage said...

Your cushion looks right at home there. It's a wonderful looking space.

Nancy said...

That looks sooo inviting. I love anyplace cozy and warm looking and a cat only makes it look more comfie! Your kittie is adorable, she looks like my girl Mickey when she was little.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I want to snuggle right up with the kitties! I think I'd just nod right off.
Brenda

LambAround said...

As if the beautiful cushion weren't enough, you had to go and throw in a bunch of kitties on fluffy white blankets? Irresistibly cute! :)

Leslie said...

So cute! Could you please link up to Hoo's got talent instead of Hoo are you! Thanks!

Rebecca said...

I wish I could make things like that-I'm so jealous-just don't have the patience or know-how~!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh so very very cozy! I could just spend the day there curled up by your kitty and be very content! :) Happy WW to you!

xoxo laurie

Lisa said...

Oh look! I could have just used this post for my inspiraion post link at you party lol. There's the the throw and the cushion. No wonder I love your blog.

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