Thursday, September 26, 2013

Adding Touches of Blue

Years ago, I bought these pillow shams to put over my sofa pillows that came with my sofa.  All to make them more shabby.
I loved the little touches of blue in them and have wanted to add this beautiful color for such a long time now.


I found the Bella Rose Blue fabric a long time ago too, but didn't want to spend the money at the time.  I ran across it on ebay one night and thought "what the heck"...so I ordered 2 yards and then 2 more.  This is what I've made with 2 yards so far...still waiting on the other 2.


Two of these pillows....


One of these...


Two arm chair covers...


One placemat....


A table runner...


And just enough to make this last pillow....

Now, here are the finishing touches....


I added ruffles to the new seat and back slipcover, to the ottoman and arm covers.  White ribbon was added to the pillow to border the fabric.  
I just love my chair!


I want to make more of the placemats for the kitchen island when the other fabric comes in.  


I love how faint the blue is...but it is hard to photograph perfectly.  It is the most perfect sky blue!


Here it is more in it's natural color...


I am loving the little touches of blue...now I can't wait until I get the rest of my order!

14 comments:

  1. My goodness, that chair with all the ruffles is absolutely beautiful!!!

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  2. Melanie, the touches of the blue is so pretty and the chair.... well lets just say I need you to sew for me... it is so beautiful! Your sewing ability is fantastic!
    Hugs~

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  3. The touches of blue are just perfect!
    Hugs, Gee

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  4. I LOVE that fabric and you have made very good use of it! WOW! xo Diana

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  5. I love the last pillow, too. Such a cute use of the last of the fabric. My question: do you start with a pillow foam form or do you make the pillow insides too?

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  6. Love all your shabby chic pillows. You got a lot of mileage out of that fabric too. I love that chair and ottoman. I do not sew but you have given me an idea to do for ruffles around my chair like that. Thank Melanie for all the inspiration.
    Kris

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  7. The more I see that fabric the more I want it too :) So the armchair cover is a separate piece? That is so smart. My dogs love to sit on the arm of the chair. I have basically the same chair (mine is from Ikea) and it is my favorite spot in the house too--my chair is not as girly as yours by any means--maybe I need to change that! :)

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    1. LOL, thanks Sandy! Yes it is a cover....since the slipcover was still in great shape, it made no sense to make a whole new one. That way, if I ever want to go back to my cherry blossom, I can. I did make a new seat and back cushion cover which is way easier than the whole thing.

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  8. I love your blog and all of your pieces you have made....Beautiful !!!!

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  9. Wow! I know I say that every time I come, but I just love your home!!

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  10. Beautiful pillows Melanie! Love those roses!
    xx
    Anne

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