Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's all in the DEATAILS!

Wow, talk about a gorgeous day here in Massachusetts.....
Not a cloud in the sky,
upper 70's to low 80's.....
So I took this picture of one of my peonies.....

If it were like this all the time, it would be as crowded as LA.
But we only get 2 days like this a year, so don't worry.....
(I don't know why I just wrote don't worry..... most of you don't live around here,
 so you don't give a rat's behind about the weather or the crowding.....jesh)

Anyway.....
Back to the tour of my living room.....
We left off here...
And I threatened  mentioned that I would show you guys details of the room.
Soooooo....
Let's start with the coffee table!!!!!
It's a bench.....
I had it slip covered.......
I paid to have it slip covered.......
Oy, Oy, Oy.....
I didn't know then that I could do slip covers!!!!!
But the nice lady did a good job....
I love the look of a boxed pleat!
Yes, I do!!!!
Yes!! Indeedy!!!!!!!!!
It adds so much style to a piece with very little effort.
(Especially if someone else is doing the sewing!!!!!)
By adding a tape trim to the top, it brings the table to a whole different vibe than the original look.
When it gets dirty from my dainty feet...
(yes, yes, yes!!! I put my feet on the coffee table!!!!!!!)
I throw it in the washing machine and it comes out all clean again!!!!

That's the big advantage of slip covers, although to be perfectly honest....
I slip cover stuff cuz I like the way it looks!

I had the two small arm chairs slip covered in my beloved 
cabbage rose fabric....
I like to add interesting details to the bottom edge of slip covers....
Scallops are fun, especially when I don't have to sew them....
And then I added a little button...

The other chair had large tassels on the back that we had to work around....
So there's a slit through which they can poke.....

The white slipcovers in the room came with the furniture when I bought it from Crate and Barrel. 
The chairs aren't very comfortable, but they were well priced and I like the look of them, and no one sits in the living room but 
ME ME ME!!!
Everyone else gravitates to the family room.

I love the living room the most after surgery.
The couch is comfortable, and I put my feet up on the coffee table/ottoman
and I get high on my pain killers.....
and I look around the room on a really good buzz, thinking to myself.....
I REALLY LOVE THIS ROOM!!!!
Almost makes the rotator cuff surgery worth it....
Almost, 
Just almost.

I wonder what other operations I need.......
Latah, Gatah
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28 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love all of the details you put into everything. The trim on the table/bench slipcover, the scallops, tassels etc.

I had rotator cuff surgery a year and a half ago, so I hear you big time. I never thought I would be able to move again, lol. But it does get better. Just make sure you follow up with the rehab.....all of it!
Penny

Sandy said...

I love this room! I wish I could decorate the way you do but then I'm not a big shot decorator. Seriously your style clicks with me. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery from your rotator cuff surgery. Surgery is no fun - I hope you have family to help you out and wait on you while you sit on your white couch in comfort!

Olive Cooper said...

I have had two shoulder surgeries and can understand the pain and discomfort but would feel much much better in this charming room.

Patricia said...

Loving what you have is the secret to happiness! I too sit in my home and think, "I love this room!". I usually add, "Thank you Lord!"

I have followed your blog since the very first day. I have always admired your style and have clipped your articles out of magazines. If you walked into my home you would think that YOU had decorated some of my rooms!

Take good care of yourself!......... Ana Maria

Linda in AZ * said...

*** I SO LOVE my visits to your blog~~~ your sense of humor/writing style are CAPTIVATING, Betsy!!!!!!!

MANY THANKS for the smile you put on my face (& in my eyes!)...

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs said...

I tore my rotator cuff really badly last summer and chose not to get surgery. It's pretty much healed on its own with very good results. But I did do acupuncture to help with pain and healing. Can't say I know about the surgery (except for the YouTube video I watched that scared the beejeebers outta me!) but I can relate to the horrible pain of the injury.

A speedy recovery to you! Your room is absolutely wonderful. Enjoy the healing that brings to you :-)

mishebe said...

love the scallop detailing. Room is very pretty. And you make me laugh:)

AndeM1 said...

shoot. I never would have guessed the table is a bench...You are so clever!!!! when can we see more of the kitchen and family room.......(pretty please)....

Janet said...

And I love the rug, which you don't even mention or are you saving that for a post of its own?? I hear you about the weather because I DO live in MA and appreciate every one of these few, but glorious days :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hop over and grab my starfish featured button (you can find it under my header)for your blog...yes you have been featured at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY!

Blessings,
Linda

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

I'm your newest follower. Love your stuff, your cows, your humour. Unlike a previous commentator, if you walked into my home you would not think you had decorated any of the rooms. Most likely you would faint.

Robyn @ Robyn♥s Nest said...

Your room is so lovely and light and bright. I would feel right at home there. And I'm loving the cows. Mooo. Robyn

Carolyn said...

I just "saw" you at Maison Decor, I should have guessed by your humor you were a MA girl! I just wanted to confirm your weather comment, as I sit here listening to the rain pouring down on this old roof. Can't wait to see what you add to the shop it's already so beautiful!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I agree so much with the importance of 'detail'. We built a new home to look old and detail was SO crucial to us! I also sew and Love to add special details like that scallop flounce and the trim you showed....others may not notice everything, but if YOU do, then it's important!
Blessings, Lorraine

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! Full of light and loveliness. Love the slipcover.
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original Round Up party is open.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a clever idea to slipcover a bench to use as a coffee table! And the top is padded, so it's comfortable for feet! I love the fact they they can be washed--we have pets in the home, and I couldn't live without washable slipcovers. My first time to your blog, and I'm loving it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a sweer little bench! it looks awesome!

chateau chic said...

Love your slipcovered bench, and I'm all for having someone else do it!
Mary Alice

Good Time Charlie said...

One of these days you are going to find myself and a few other bloggers on your doorstep to come and check out all the amazing things in this room in person!

Buffi Neal said...

Very cute!
New follower from the Blog Hop
-Buffi
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Love this room! Love the great ceilings and fireplace! Love the slipcovers! Love the cow pictures! Hope you are feeling better soon! Praise the Lord for pain pills! I am your newest follower!

Natasha in Oz said...

Thank you so much for joining in with my Say G'Day party, Betsy. I just featured this post in my Friday Features today. I love it!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Becolorful said...

Love the ottoman and I agree that the box pleats give it some real style. The chintzes are so Sister Parish. A delightful look for this space. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So lovely~thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

ah, more secrets...! :-)

yes, that bench is darling with its cover, and honestly, i would not have bought it with the original fabric.

and like you, i adore slip covers, throws, drapes, and such..

what's up with your title? is that a typo or a play on words that I don't get???

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Absolutely lovely! Love the pleats, the trim and that chair! Wonderful job!
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love the pleat AND the trim on your ottoman/coffee table, Betsy. Little dress-maker details always elevate the simple to the superlative! ;)

Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Sherry said...

Just beautiful! I love all of your slips! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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