My current projects

I will be starting my popcorn project tomorrow. 

At the same time I’m scraping that stuff off, I’ll be finishing up on spray painting the ceiling fan. 

Also, since my Expedit units are detached from the wall, I’m going to be beginning the pipe shelving idea. I even have a list of plumbing supplies I’ll be buying tomorrow when I go to grab paint. 

While I’m not starting it this weekend, I am still looking at fabric. I actually went to fabric stores today and looked/touched different materials. Sadly, I think all the cute stuff I had been drooling over won’t work. I need a canvas type material for durability and be Floyd and Puck resistant. 

It wasn’t exactly what I was initially looking for…a coral & teal print, I love the design. It’s modern and retro at the same time. PLUS, the price isn’t right. Hopefully they’ll have enough for me to buy. 

Okay, that’s all for now. I’ll be blogging the progress this weekend. 🙂


More Fabric Ideas

I think I’ve found my contenders.

No, the large photo in the middle doesn’t mean I’ll necessarily go with that one. I like the vinyl (records) design but I don’t at the same time.

While I love the atomic fabric on the bottom row, I think it IS too kitschy for 2 storage ottomans. I think if I found something truly from the 50-60s with that atomic design like a post card or a small print, I could put it on display.

Bottom row middle is probably the least favorite of the contenders. It has too many purples in the design.

Bottom left has birds which add to the whimsy of the fabric but it has funky flowers too all in a grayish background. I also like that there are lights and darks of the blues and oranges/corals.

That brings me to the top left. Again, there is the okay in colors like the bottom left but in a more sophisticated pattern. It looks more grown up but the colors keep it from being stuffy.

Top right is fun and is one of the top contenders. My only concern is the light background because I know the cats will take ownership of them.

There was one more I debated on whether it to add and that was the diamond-like pattern. Maybe it was the bad angle but I wasn’t quite feeling it even though I liked the geometric pattern.

Fabric Ideas for Ottomans

I got some ideas from Etsy. I think the bird one (top row) might be too kitschy while the paisley one on the top row is too much of a deviation.

I spotted the atomic fabric (lower right) first but then saw all these. I have no doubt I’ll find something cool.

Decisions, decisions

EDITED: I eliminated Avignon Vines (middle right), MM Fabric Doodle (top right) and Funky Paisley (top left) from the list.

Fabric Quest for Storage Ottoman

So the past day or so, I’ve been looking online at vintage fabrics/curtains/bedspreads etc that I could repurpose as an ottoman cover. 

I think I was too hung up on the fabric and trying to settle for what I could buy at a fabric store. 

I have ideas of what I want. I want something that has a retro vibe in either aqua or teal and coral. I love those colors together especially when it is in some cool retro/mod type fabric.

This one is a bit on the kitschy side but I like the saturation of color.

Eventually, once I get new couches, my intent is to have pillows made of coral fabric and whatever blue color I end up with – solids, vintage patterns, etc. 🙂 


Too much Wicker is Too Much


So I have 2 of these wicker storage containers that are really roomy but is too wickery.

I was looking at DIY ideas for ottomans and I think I will repurpose them by adding batting and some cool, retro inspired velvet fabric.

This way, I won’t have the need to hide them.

Best thing is I won’t need to sew because I suck at it :).

This actually should have been on this blog instead of my other one. DOH!