Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Projects

Due to the boredom of having my boys in KS, I have been filling my time with some home projects. I really liked how my reading nook turned out, and wanted to do more. I found a TV stand on sale at Ikea for $10, and thought it would be good for a bench by the front door. I have wanted, for some time, a place to sit and take off/store shoes. We will see how long it holds up for this purpose.

I covered three 20" pillows to serve as cushions with some more patterns of the same line of fabrics as my lamp/pillows. I may try to find a shallow basket or two to fit in the ledge to hide the shoes, but for now, I am liking it.

I also recovered the throw pillows on my couches, rearranged the furniture, and cleaned out/organized both large bookcases. Whew!

Now I am on the hunt for a cedar chest of some sort to store {out of sight} the girl's softball gear that tends to end up all over the living room. The more progress I make, the more I want to do!


Julie said...

How fun and creative!! I'd check Craigslist or a consignment shop for the cedar chest. I have one of my great-grandmother's, and after I stripped off the ugly copper straps and two layers of white paint, it's beautiful. Some day I'll actually get to replacing the broken hinges. :)

H said...

Great idea to use the tv stand in such a way. Brilliance Lisa, sheer brilliance!
When do I get to come over and check this stuff out live?! (after softball season is over, if you're as busy as we are)

Amber said...

Love the bench! That is a great idea..

I love the pillows! They are soooooooooooo stinkin cute! I need you to make me some for our bedroom!

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

Wow...you've been busy! Turning that stand into a bench is a great idea. I really love all the pillows! Especially the one with the rosette :)

becky+cade said...

your pillows are so cute!! i am so in love with that fabric!!

angieinpink said...

it looks SOOOOO great lisa! i love!!! and i still can't believe that shoe thingy was so inexpensive! love the pillows....love the embellishments on the pillows. good work, sister.