Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Pillows and a Leather Recliner

I sewed some new pillows for our family room to bring more red into our Christmas d├ęcor.


The JOY pillow was fun and easy to make. I picked a font on the computer, traced it onto some leftover muslin, then filled in the letters with a mix of bright red craft paint and textile medium. I stitched it into a simple pillow cover after the paint thoroughly dried (to make the piece easy to handle and in case I messed up lol.)


Our family room tree has a red and black buffalo check ribbon so I was happy to find this flannel fabric. I stitched some simple pillow slips and they are very soft and cosy. I'm still looking for an affordable pair of lamps to replace the turquoise ones I painted.


We bought the Natuzzi leather recliner from a neighbour who is downsizing and moving into their daughter's home. They were only asking $50 for it and it's real leather. So comfy and I love a mix of leather and white. With full grown guys in our home this recliner is a favourite spot to sit in front of the big screen TV. The white and turquoise pie cabinet in the corner is just there temporarily. I added a new piece to the dining room and had to do some furniture shuffling. I spent most of the weekend decorating for Christmas and rearranging. Still lots to do though. Wishing my American friends a great week leading up to your Thanksgiving.

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14 comments:

  1. Love the touches of Christmas that are showing up! I am completely jealous of your new chair...I have been scouring craigslist for something just like it!

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  2. I especially love the buffalo plaid pillows...isn't flannel SO comfy on cold winter nights? As for the lamps...you're replacing them? May I suggest you just paint them again; or are you after a different style/look?
    Cheers!

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  3. Wow .. what a buy.

    I love the pillows .. the buffalo plaid looks so warm and cozy and the paint and textile medium is brilliant ... I am going to try that.

    I see someone else suggested this ... but why don't you just re-paint the lamps?

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  4. I love the leather chair with your white sofa!!!! Cute JOY pillow too. :)

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  5. The pillows you made are so cute! They definitely add Christmas charm to your room. I love the leather chair you bought! I like a mix of leather and white slips too. I don't have any leather though. What a great deal you got on that chair!

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  6. love your pillows and that new leather chair - it fits in perfectly!
    keya

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  7. The chair is perfect for a snug time reading. How very nice! I love visiting your home from all the way in Eureka, Missouri USA. Thanks for sharing! Linda

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  8. I'm loving the red and black checked pillows and your JOY pillow too! They really pop on the white sofa. What a great addition to your room the leather recliner is! And what a great deal too. It's a beauty. I've got my decorating finished including the tree. Have a great week!

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  9. Your pillow is so cute! Love your recliner, too-what a steal!!
    Susan

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  10. I love your leather chair and have been on the "lookout" for a similar one. You have a great neighbor. :-)
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  11. Love that joy pillow and your recliner is a steal and looks fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

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  12. Your JOY pillow is wonderful! And because I love red and turquoise together, I think that little corner looks just fabulous. You got a real deal on that lovely recliner, I wish our brown leather recliner was that pretty. It's terrible to pay $1200.00 on an ugly leather recliner, but sadly we did it a few years ago and now neither my hubby nor I like it. Oh well, live and learn.
    Hugs, cindy

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  13. I stitched it into a simple pillow cover after the paint thoroughly dried (to make ... crecliners.blogspot.com

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