So, since the rug I ordered for my living room is currently MIA somewhere in the Dallas area (thank you UPS) and the only one I have received so far is the 4 by 6 for the foyer, I decided I wanted to spruce up the space a bit, starting with the bench.
I purchased this bench from World Market about 4 years ago, it came with the baskets, so that was a plus. It is identical to the one from Pottery Barn, just slightly smaller. I bought a bench cushion that somewhat fits a few months after, but I have no idea what made me buy it in the color I did:
I had been meaning to re-cover it for years now, but was finally motivated enough last week when I got the new foyer rug. I purchased a drop cloth for about $10, washed it in fabric softener to make it a bit more softer. Sewing the cover was much easier than I thought, although I wish now that I had curved all four corners (I only did one because I was afraid of how it would look). I even did the tufting by hand, and only poked my fingers with the needle a few times ;)
And because I love the look of the PB baskets, I purchased some wooden numbers at Hobby Lobby, drilled a hole, sprayed painted them, and distressed them, and hung them with some jute twine:
I also added a 3 gallon Crock I recently found at my local mercantile, and dressed it up with some plants from my side yard:
The pillow cover I was able to make from this:
|A Table Runner|
Not the best made pillow, but who's looking?
Now, on to the rug, if you remembered, I purchase this one from Ballard Designs:
It does come with the fringe at the ends, but I ended up cutting them off, because they kept getting tangled every time the door would be opened, note: if you buy this rug, and you do this, be prepared to glue some of the fibers together, because they will come undone :( not to mention, your pets might think it's a big brand new toy you just bought them. Oh, and talking about pets, have I mentioned how annoying this gets:
Charlie literally runs when he hears the click of the shutter button...such a photo bomber!
Here is the foyer now:
And from the upstairs:
And from the upstairs with the photo bomber:
|Notice he is looking right at the camera|
Oh, and just because my son is a huge Heat's fan, and because it's funny, here you go:
Hope everyone has a great week!