Nearly there…

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments about my slipcovers. It was very encouraging. I thought I would take some new photos now I have added the new cushions i made today and to show you the room nearly finished with the new curtains…and in better light. Yesterdays photos were terrible and I am sorry.
***Please be aware that this canvas is temporary and is hanging from a hook that was already there so it is too high. It will save time patching when the new work goes up***
These are the new ones I made from the material I bought in Sydney at Ikea. I am still after a lovely RL inspired blue and white floral to have on the sofas, but this navy one will do in the meantime.

So here is the living room as it looks today, the 1st day of Spring! I am not settled on the canvas above the sofa and I have my eye out for the perfect (is there such a thing?) statement piece to go here, but I am happy for now. You can see the new white curtains I made for the French doors. I love these. The light coming through them just illuminates the room. If you are wondering what the little black thing is above the doors, it is a bird silhouette.
I hope you like…I am sure it will change!!
Ness xx

Comments

comments

Comments (23)

  • Just came across your blog today. Really wish I hadn’t as now I’m going to have to spend much time going through your previous posts 🙂 Love it!

    Reply
  • It looks fabulous. You did an amazing job on those slipcovers. I do love the look of the canvas over the sofa.
    Alison

    Reply
  • * Wonderful! Delightful!!! You should be soooo proud!

    Warmest,
    Linda in AZ *

    Reply
  • * Wonderful! Delightful!!! You should be soooo proud!

    Warmest,
    Linda in AZ *

    Reply
  • Oh it’s just perfect Ness. I love the little birdie too! A-M xx

    Reply
  • Oh Ness, you did such a great job on the slipcovers! Your living room looks amazing. Happy, happy Spring!
    xo Isa

    Reply
  • I admire this room and your talent. Nice way to start of the first day of Spring. Happy 1st Day of Spring!!!

    Reply
  • Ness you did a fantastic job with slipcovers. Living room looks just great.
    X
    V

    Reply
  • Hi Ness, amazing job on the slipcovers and your living room is looking lovely, can I ask what brand of drop sheets you used as I have been wanting to make some curtains out of them and the fabric in your photos looks nicer than some I have found.Thanks x

    Reply
  • You are one clever cookie Ness! Beautiful job! Tracey xx

    Reply
  • As to the artwork, Ness….have you considered hanging your painting lower down on the wall?
    ~finds~

    Reply
  • What a beautiful room you have created, Ness.
    I love the way your curtains glow as the sun hits them.
    Your slipcover is perfection. Your pillows give just the right amount of color to your room. Great job!

    xo
    Brooke

    Reply
  • Well-done Ness!
    I saw it yet yesterday on your images.
    And I love the curtains!

    Greet

    Reply
  • Ness, I am so impressed. Your slipcovering job is amazing. You are so talented. I really need to learn to sew, so I can make at least a simple pillow. Don’t think I will ever tackle a slipcover!

    I got a quote for $500 for labour and $400 for a fabric I like (8 metres at $50/m). Crazy. It is good to know that you did this in 5 hours, so I can see that maybe $500 for labour is reasonable if they charged $100 per hour!! Like you, I will source a less expensive fabric and maybe I can bring the job to $600. Still, what a lot to spend, but that’s what one pays an expert! So amazing that you could do the job yourself!

    Great work! xo Terri

    Reply
  • Looks great!

    Reply
  • Lower the picture over the sofa and you will have perfection.

    Reply
  • I hate to say any thing negative but I too would lower the picture over the sofa. Otherwise your room is very lovely.

    Reply
  • Wow, so impressed! They look fabulous, what a great improvement!

    I love slipcovered sofas!

    Reply
  • Hi Annon x2,
    I did forget to mention in the post that the canvas is temporary. It is hanging off the hook the mirror was on. To save time patching up the walls when the new work is hung, I am using the one that is there. The height annoys me and if it were stayng, it would be lowwered. But thank you for your comments.
    Ness xx

    Reply
  • Hi Annon x2,
    I did forget to mention in the post that the canvas is temporary. It is hanging off the hook the mirror was on. To save time patching up the walls when the new work is hung, I am using the one that is there. The height annoys me and if it were stayng, it would be lowwered. But thank you for your comments.
    Ness xx

    Reply
  • Your living room is very pretty tough for me it need a little bit of color. Maybe replace a colorful painting canvas above the sofa to add some color on it. I think that would do it.

    Reply
  • I like the look of your living room, very cozy and warm, you did a wonderful job.

    Reply
  • Well done and thanks for inspiring me to tackle an old sofa.

    Your room is looking beautiful.

    Cheers
    Neely

    Reply

Write a comment