Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Slowing Down for Summer and a Sneak Peek


Happy Tuesday!  Hope you all are enjoying the warmer summer weather and it is not too hot to take advantage of enjoying the outdoors. 

You may have noticed it has been a while since my last Red Door Home post.  In fact, I think it is the longest amount of time I have ever had between posts since I began this blog over three years ago.   As anyone with kids, a blog and a business knows, the end of the school year can be exceedingly busy.  So while things have been quiet here, it is definitely not the case at my house.  Besides adjusting to a new summer routine, keeping up with lots of activities and sports, I have been putting my sewing machine to good use both for me and my Etsy shop.
On the home front I have been doing a few little updates to my living room. Below is what the space looked like before.


Here is a sneak peak of what it looks like today with more changes to follow soon!


I made the new off-white cushion covers and then had an upholster finish up the bottom part of the two chairs. Having the two chairs in the same fabric made a big difference as now the space feels more unified. 


I also made some new pillows for the chairs from old curtain fabric I had in my basement. My mom made the curtains over twenty five years ago and when my parents moved into a new house she no longer had use for them.  For some reason I decided to save two of the panels to use for a pattern.  I never used them as a pattern, but am happy I kept them all these years as they are the perfect complement to this room.

My sewing machine has also been kept busy with lots of embroidered pillows courtesy of my Etsy shop.  The most popular designs have been my new Linen Letter in a Box Pillows and the Lumber Letter Pillows.



 I can also tell that the holidays (yikes!) are really not that far away as I have even sold a few stockings!

That is all for now.  I hope you have a great rest of the week.   I will be back in a few days with the July Red Door Home blog of the month!



8 comments:

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Stacy - I love the changes. The chairs look wonderful with their new upholstery and pillows. And, your Swedish clock is beautiful---makes your ceilings look even taller.
I've enjoyed being blog of the month. Thank you, again.
Loi

carolyn bradford said...

I love the look of your room and the new feel it has! It's truly beautiful and your pillows are fabulous! Also, I'm always on the lookout for great stockings so I will keep an eye out for those as well! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love how the chairs turned out, Stacy! Yes, you might as well get those stockings going. Hobby Lobby already has their Christmas decor out! They were the first one I've seen so far, but I'm sure the others won't be far behind.

Holly said...

The new chair cushions look really great as do the pillows - I love those chairs. And I remember adding your shop to my Etsy favorites - I guess it's that time to start thinking about gifts.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Hi Stacy. It's so hard to keep up. I hear ya!! The living room looks so fresh. The chairs in the same fabric are so calm. I usually like chairs treated differently, but in your room, I'm loving the two the same. How great that you could use your mom's panels, too. I am a major reinventor!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, I just love those new pillows in your space. I really like the lighter feel. Beautiful.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh your swedish clock is TDF!

René said...

The chairs are perfect and those pillows - wow! Very pretty!

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