Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Living Room Decor ~ Work in Progress

I've been working on making some big changes to our living room.  You may remember that Captain Project really wanted his zero gravity chair in the room which was fine except it's very modern in design and doesn't go at all with the rest of the furniture.
 
 
Of course, I could've just lived with it but instead, took this as the perfect opportunity to change up just about everything!  It's a work in progress but here's what I can show you today...
 
New, retro-inspired chairs from Urban Outfitters.  You can't really tell from my pictures but they're a blue-ish grey with four buttons tufted on the backs of them:
 
 
In between the chairs is the side table/magazine rack, also from UO:
 
 
I stitched up these oval back pillows for the chairs.  You know my love of pompoms!
 
 
I made slip covers for the vintage ottomans I found at the flea market.  Originally, I was planning on reupholstering them but decided to just slip cover them instead ~ easier to change out (yes, I'm very fickle!).  This was my first time making cording and it was surprisingly simple.  In case you're wondering, after looking at the first pix above, yes, I purposefully made them a little different from each other ~ I'm not big into too much matchy-matchy.
 
 
I'm having fun re-doing the living room!  As soon as we get our new, vintage  1950's entertainment console in place of our old one (trying to sell the behemoth!), I'll post again about my progress.

12 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I love those chairs!

Becky said...

Looks great! I didn't even know that UO had furniture! Slipcovers are so much fun!

Sherry said...

I love the makeover! I especially like the ottomans. You did a great job!

ImagiMeri said...

It's looking amazing girlfriend. Those chairs are just too cool.

Hugs,
Meri

SizzleandZoom said...

I love watching redos in progress. Thanks for sharing. Another place I discovered from a blogger. Urban Outfitters.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Fresh colors, nice job!

Donna said...

I love how you are making the room retro. Love the ottomans!

vintage grey said...

LOve it all!! And, the chairs are so sweet with those cute pillows!! xo heather

Julie Harward said...

I love them and the slip covers are just awesome! What a talent you have for sewing!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I like the retro-vibe makeover your room is getting. Isn't it funny what a piece of furniture will do to spark an imagination.
Those blue-grey chairs are sweet! Pat

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Hey, those chairs fit together really nice! And the ottomanaand pillows are so sweet! Great job on the redo, How fun! I like the new colors.
Blessings
Susie

CoriLynn said...

I am in love with this room!! Isn't UO great?? Can't wait to see more pics!