Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Restyle :: Pillows

The other day I tackled a project that had been on my mental to-do list for months now. We have these really comfortable pillows on our couch upstairs that I say are not actually allowed to be up here because they are too ugly. I guess it is not that they are ugly, I just don't feel like they match with the rest of the room at all. Well, even though they are not allowed to be upstairs they always are so I wanted to recover them.
A while ago I found some really awesome fabric that I thought would look great as new covers for the pillows. I bought it and it sat in my office for months until, like I said, I finally got around to covering those pillows. And guess what? I don't like the finished result. Ha!
It is so weird because I love the fabric and I think the colour is great. I just don't feel like it really goes well with the colour of the couch or the pink on that blanket. I was very suprised when I plopped the pillows down on the couch, stepped back to admire my great work and was less than impressed.
I don't actually mind the way they look in this photo because I think the pillow colour looks really great with the curtains and the wall. Ivan is not sold on them either so I'm positive this is going to be a temporary solution until we either recover them again or find some ready made pillows that we think would be a good match.

So, why the heck am I sharing these photos if I don't love the way my project turned out? Well, I think it's ok to make mistakes and I don't mind sharing mine with the world. I mean, they are not so awful that looking at them makes me throw up...it's just that I know it could look way better.

Have you looked forward to a project for a long time only to complete it and have it not turn out they way you hoped?

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday. I am enjoying working in my new office and I plan on spending the day in here sifting through my emails because I know there are some that have slipped through the cracks in the last few weeks.

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