Monday, June 28, 2010

Painting AGAIN

I continue to stay busy at the Rivah getting things in order...In other words PAINTING...I continue to find things I want to paint - let me show you my latest...
Here is the before photo - we did have it in our sun room in our home - but I replaced it a few years ago with leather so we took it to the Rivah...

Here is the after -- I used "porch"  from Maine Cottage - they sell some of their colors in spray cans - I found the fabric at Hancock Fabric..It has all the colors I am using in the House..the cushions I had gotten, once again from my son when he worked at the furniture factory..this is truly a sleeping couch now!!!
Notice in this shot - I am using a bench for a 'coffee table' - it just looked dull and not right SO......

I had a bit of spray paint left so went ahead and painted it also - I did go back and 'distressed' it some, but didn't take close ups of that...Oh well..  That Floor is next...I'm thinking white ...or we may tile in there when we get the new windows in - Any ideas are welcome..

I'm hooking up to a few different sites today to see what others are up to...

Between Naps On The Porch - Met Monday
Show Off your Cottage Monday
It's so very creative Monday
Motivate me Monday

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rivah Couch Slip Cover

I have been working diligently at the Rivah House..whew...when does one get to rest???

My son worked at a furniture manufacturing plant for about 2 years and I was able to get a great couch from him last year.  It is all upholstered and is a wonderful couch, possibly the most comfortable couch I have every owned... but I wanted it for the Rivah House and knew I would need to recover it to save the upholstery and to just give it a more cottage look...Here is the before picture

Well - as I said I wanted to make it more of a cottage look - WELL - the fabric I used I also got from my son's work --I was able to get all of this for a VERY GOOD PRICE...I really wanted to go for white, but that is not what I had so here is the final result.....

It's kind of fancy for the Rivah, but I'm not too worried about it - I'll just want to change it in due time anyway!!!

Try to ignore all the 'stuff' around...I'm busy you know - can't think of everything..

Now if I could only convince my family to let me paint those dark walls - uggg..maybe one day they will see it my way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you'll come back soon- got lots more to show you what I've been working on...

Going on over to Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday