Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Banquette re-vamp, in progress--

Cue the theme song from "Annie"...

"Yesterday was plain awful...
you can say that again!
Yesterday was plain awful....
but that's
not now
that's then!"
While I (literally) wait for paint to dry so that I can move a few more things into the boys' room, I am left with a little time on my hands (and my ever-presnt crafting ADD.) 

After last night's post I ventured into my "well-I-have-no-idea-why-I-bought-this-but-gee-isn't-it-pretty" Leisure Fabric (the $3/yard remnants store in High Point) piles and dug up 5 yards of this print.  It's from Premier Prints, retails for $9.99 a yard, and is awfully cute.  I tossed it up there to cover up the enormous eyesore and really liked it!  The machine is humming away stitching it into an easy and temporary slipcover.  A thrifted mirror-- very Alice in Wonderland-y in it's curvyness-- hangs above, waiting for a coat of paint.  The boys are already putting this space to good use. 
Grand total spent:
$9 in fabric (the banquette will only take 3 yards)
$20 for the banquette
$7 for the mirror
$36! 

I'll post more pictures as soon as I'm farther along. 

9 comments:

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

Lookin' cute already!

Joy said...

I really like that fabric! I can't wait to see it finished. :)

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

p.s. I emailed the photo to your HootBaby account :)

Your request made my day!

brown robin said...

You crack me up and amaze me at the very same time! Did you see the elephant fabric in the premier print... specifically the chocolate brown and white.... so stinin' cute boy.

brown robin said...

that's stinkin'

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

Check this out for project inspiration: http://thebumpercrop.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/three-boys-one-room/

Gremlina said...

you are simply brilliant.

eddieross said...

Oooh, cannot wait to see more pics!

E+J

Mrs. French said...

oh my, you are amazing! cant wait to see it finished.