I am one of those girls who might be obsessed with little things…
Pretty little carvings on furniture, and gilding on mirrors, plaster moldings and yes, even fabrics speak to me.
I know what you are thinking… fabrics speaking?
Just like vintage Florentine tables, peonies and old mottled mirrors speak.
They don’t talk of course… they just have a way of having to come home with me.
So when it came to refreshing our living room window seat- I shopped and shopped and bumped into the most gorgeous blush and white oversized check fabric.
With the perfect nubby hand and texture- and the perfect color as is AND the perfect color reversed (because I like options)
I knew this was the one.
I ordered the yardage and ordered 2 window cushions and waited not so patiently for them to arrive… and when they did- I got to work playing.
Pillows are one of those things that are simple and easy to make. Especially if you already have a pattern (meaning- a cover you can use to get an idea of the size you need). I tend to be one who like simple design- especially with a check or floral- not a ton of fringe- just a clean edge. If I do want an edge- I go with a piping in coordinating color or custom made.
So for these pillows- I started out with the existing 20×20 and pillows and simply sewed a few new covers. Something to mindful of when using a plaid- pay attention to the patterns and try to line them up if it will bother you if they are not. It is a bit of an extra step- and often extra fabric -but it you are one of those who likes that neat and tidy detail- it is worth it.
For the seat which is a simple wood construction- I ordered 2 bench seat covers and put them together. They are a tad deeper than they should be- so I will be retrofitting the seat by adding a board that is a tad longer to make them work- and they might be getting a fresh little slip as well.
And when they are framed in my moms French ticking curtains- with a wicker chair pulled up (and peonies and ranunculus of course) this little spot feels like an enchanted area to sit and listen to the rain and read a book.
You can find the fabric I used for the pillows here- it is called
Wagland Block by Robert Allen
is available at Calico Corners.
The great thing about this fabric- it is thick, beautifully made fabric- and in a nice large size (rather than a small width) which means you can get several pillows out of a smaller yardage-
especially if using a plain back.
I am obsessed…
and you can bet you will be seeing more of it popping up soon.
And I will share more of the finished window seat shortly as well!
Hope your Monday is off to a great start.
This post was sponsored by Calico Corners- all opinions are my own.