Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tucker's Sunny Spot

I finally finished recovering the window seat cushions that Tucker sits in as I work each day in my studio.  I came across Miss Mustard Seed's blog and thought that her idea of making slipcovers from drop cloths would be the ideal fabric for this much loved spot.

She has great blog tips, and you can find all the information to do what I did right here.

You have to see the before pictures, because it couldn't be any worse.  I could get an award for the worst cushions ever.
These were hidden by a sheet during Workshop nights!

I followed her advice but splurged and purchased the more heavy duty drop cloth fabric from Lowe's for $20.  There's enough fabric left over to make pillows, and I do want to add some painting to it.  I'm not sure what to do yet. 
Vintage linen pillows from Restoration Hardware, a possible idea?

Like she says, even though they are bleached several times,  they're not totally white and  do have a rumpled look, but personally I like it.  For $20 and a little sweat equity, that's a great deal.

A quick note to say my cat portrait was a success and she's going to keep Wasabi on her bedside table to remember him always.


martinealison said...

je crois et je vois que vous n'êtes pas la seule à apprécier cette place...

Marianne@RuffHaven said...

Oh my Tucker would love that window seat. I saw the post you linked to...I love her blog. You did wonderful job.

Kelly Berkey said...

Multi-talented! I can't sew to save my life, though I have a sewing machine..I'm afraid to death of it. I take it out and look at it sometimes...

Congrats on the portrait, what a wonderful gift!

art2cee2 said...

He is sooo adorable. He reminds me of my Maddy they have almost the same markings and she sleeps on any couch or cushion she can find! :-)

Carola Bartz said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ! I wish there were window seats in our house. Sigh.

Rona Gregory said...

Diana they are lovely and you did piping on them!!! I always think that really gives cushions that extra something...like they costs loads!!! I am truly in awe because I don't have the skills, know how, or patience to do piping!!

Ro xx

Rhonda said...

If I were Tucker, that's where I'd be too! What a fabulous spot to sit and read, think, sketch, or if you're Tucker, rest.