So, it's been 1.5 years, and I've finally decided to work on this room again. I still have several big projects to finish, but I thought it might be fun to share a sneak peek and do some pillow-talking.
When I began to come up with a new plan for this room last month, I started with my color scheme. Our sofas, ottoman, and walls are all beige, and the floors will eventually be a mid to dark hardwood. It's a very neutral space, so pretty much any array of accent colors would work. I've always decorated with really light feminine colors in this room, but my style has slowly started to evolve and I really wanted to do something a little different. I ultimately decided to go with deep emerald green, lime green, navy, and any other sort of blue that strikes my fancy along the way.
I came across some dark green velvet pillows for just $10 here, and I was so pleased when they arrived and were gorgeous.
Plus, they come in tons of different colors, so don't be surprised when you see velvet pillows popping up all over my house.
Then, I decided to make a few pillows of my own, using my favorite fabric glue. I found some colorful floral fabric and some beige silk fabric (both Hobby Lobby) and got busy cutting and glueing.
I won't go into great detail about the love-hate relationship I have with my sewing machine. For that story, and for a full tutorial about how to make an easy envelope pillow using only fabric glue, you can go here.
After sharing my first post about glue pillows, I found out that a lot of you feel the same way. So, thank you for making feel like I'm not the only person who struggles with my lack of sewing skills! And for all those who asked if the glue holds up, yes. I've washed my pillow covers tons since that original post, and so far, so good. :)
I added a bunch of new colorful details to the room, but for today I'll just share this one. I made a little gathering of some colorful thrift store vases, and spray painted an old mirrored tray gold.
And because we keep things real here, you should know that this little arrangement has already made its way into a different room. Because Tootie and Cheese feel as though it's their life mission to tip over anything with water inside.
But, just know I tried. I tried so hard.
It was so pretty while it lasted! But that's okay, because there are tons of other colorful additions to this room, all of which are still underway. I'll be back soon to share more about this room as I finish up the other projects. Can't wait to show you everything!
To see the full living room reveal, please check out this post