Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sunroom Make Over with Vintage Tablecloths


If I'm not at my sewing machine, I can usually be found in our sunroom.  One of my favorite places, it's just off our kitchen, and the windows look out on to our property:


Fortunately, it's a four-seasons sunroom so that when it's sweltering hot (most days) I can stay cool as I take care of the business side of Retro Revival ~ updating my website, sending shipping confirmations to my customers, ordering supplies, blogging, etc.

Recently, I got a wild hair and decided I didn't like the fabric on the cushions of the sofa, chair and ottoman.  I raided my stash of vintage tablecloths and set about recovering the cushions.  (Dern it though!  I was so excited about this project that I didn't take "before" pictures!)

I used a different tablecloth for each cushion (on the back sides of the cushions I used a white cotton chenille and on the back of the pillows, lime green Minky fabric).  The result is something very ecclectic and almost "patch-worky."

This is my chair and ottoman:


And this is the sofa:


The space is much more colorful now.  It makes me happy.  I love it!

And I think Twyla does too!


Alright...now that I've tamed my wild hair, off I go back to sewing.  Hope you have a creative day!


14 comments:

Megan Carroll said...

That would be my favourite room too...

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Cindy,
I love the new fabric so pretty and cheerful. I am a big fan of everything made with minky dots and chenille fabric. Nice work! Twyla looks so cozy on the sofa.
Smiles, Paula

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love it Cindy!! It is just darling...all of those different tablecloths just looking as cute as can be - I think I'd be living in that room :)

Missy said...

What a great idea! I love it!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

My craft room used to be a sunroom years ago before you bought it, but a sunroom is still a dream, one day.....Yours is lovely!

Jingle said...

That looks great!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh Cindy, I LOVE this look! If I could sew, this is the sort of thing I would do! ♥

Jenny's Heart said...

They look Great! Very pretty and just perfect in your sunroom.

My Vintage Mending said...

No you didn't....I am super jealous! A whole room full of furniture...so beautiful. You wouldn't get me out of there. I would be right there with Twyla! Beautiful job and a wonderful view. Smiles...Renee

LaDonna and Diana said...

That is one happy room!

LaDonna

Into Vintage said...

That was a wild hair -- did you sew all of it? I think I probably would have cheated a little and just wrapped it around some of the cushions. My attention span is smaller than I'd like :-)

Sizzle and Zoom said...

You did a beautiful job! And I love your adorable dog, Twyla.

donna said...

What a wonderful job you did. My dream is to have a sun room. Looks great love how you used vintage table cloths. Oh and Twila is just precious.
Hugs
donna

Sunrooms Northern Ireland said...

It's so beautiful! I wish to have a place like this in my home. Or have a stay in this kind of place is enough. Just to skip a day or two from the city.