A great pair of jeans is my favourite thing to wear. Cozy and rustic and oh so comfortable. Dark wash or perfectly faded and worn in. Denim used in soft furnishings may not be everyone's style but I love using it in our home.
And I love how worn denim can be transformed into beautiful projects. Legend Blues is responsible for my heart beating just a bit faster this afternoon when I stumbled upon these photos of denim upholstered furniture. The company produces "one-of-a-kind items that tell a story that is authentic to its owner."
Denim with rivets, zippers, pockets and seams still intact. Dark woods and nailhead trim -oh my!
Furniture love I tell you.
Obviously I couldn't pull off a wonderful piece like this sleeper sofa, but maybe I could try a smaller chair. I already collect my family's old jeans and I will keep doing that. I wouldn't want a whole room full of denim, but I do love how it goes so well with whites, leather, grainsacks and can be dressed up with a pretty pattern or a bit of bling.
A couple of years ago I sewed these denim and whites pillow slips with old jeans, white denim, and drop cloth with added lace and crocheted trim.
This past Christmas I made a pair of denim and linen Christmas stockings.
This twin sized denim quilt is great for snuggling while watching TV in our basement TV room. I collected quite a few pairs of jeans to get all these 6" squares.
Recently I won a mini loom from the very sweet Dru and her hubby John at The Country Farm Home. I can hardly wait till the end of June, when I am off for the summer, to learn this new skill.
Right now I am trying to get through this last month of work and enjoying lots of family activities. I spent an overcast early Saturday morning checking out local garage sales with my usual buddy (youngest son) but this time my sister-in-law tagged along. Then my sil and I spent a great day visiting some shops and lunching in downtown Oakville, Ontario. Saturday night we visited a street festival in nearby Milton, Ontario and today I started some small paint projects and had my sister over for dinner. Did you have a good weekend?