Friday, March 27, 2009

My Project

Rainy days always get the creative juices flowing.  My den/office/craft room/Jack’s toy room was quite the mess.  If you remember, this is what it looked like when we moved in.IMG_1491

Ghastly, I know.  Many of these boxes are gone, but the level of scrapbooking and rubber stamping supplies were astonishing.  Really.  Even on a good day, the door to the room needed to be closed.

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And as of Thursday, the room looked like this.  My very talented husband build this free standing window bench for not a lot of denero.  The amazing man I married managed to create this masterpiece in less than 6 hours…and 3 trips to Home Depot. 

Now it’s my turn to decorate.  I am envisioning a 4” foam cushion along the length of the bench.  These pillows were purchased on our last trip to Hawaii.  I love them.  Truly.  I want to use them at all costs.  So out of the closet and onto the bench.

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Here’s a close up of the pillows.  I just love them to death.  They remind me of Hawaii and good times we shared.

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Can you see the bench covered with a fabulous fabric?  Perfect for reading a book to my grandson…or to myself…my cats have already claimed their own sections of the bench just for future reference. 

Yesterday, I was off to JoAnn Fabrics to find the perfect coordinating fabric.  I am definitely thinking in the green family because….well, because.  That’s why!

Here are my choices.

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#1  I like this one because of the texture and the little Swiss dots.   

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#2  This one called out to me because it is durable.

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and last, $3.  This one, well, it reminds me of bamboo.

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Here is choice #1 against the pillows.  Do you like it?  I do.

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Here is #2 against the pillows.  Now that I see it next to the pillows, I have some reservations.

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Here is my last choice, #3.  It looks fabulous, don’t you think?  But my cats are not declawed and I am afraid that this material would pull and look worn 2 weeks after I finish the project.

So, you have to share your opinion with me.  Which one do you think will work for the window bench?  And, perhaps, I am thinking about a cornice over the windows as well.  What do you think? 

And hurry…the sale of all Waverly prints at JoAnn’s is over on Sunday…

 

9 comments:

Grandma J said...

The room looks fabulous! I like fabric number one. What a great combo, and a wonderful well lit area for reading and needle work stuff.

asthmagirl said...

Number one is perfect. Don't look back! Go get it!

Maria said...

Love a window seat, no vote on fabric because I think you know which one you want.

Mental P Mama said...

#1. Definitely. I love that beadboard he used on the front. That is going to end up being your favorite room!

Country Girl said...

As soon as I saw the first one, I thought that was it. And after looking at all of them (thank you for adding them on top of the pillows, btw) I am sticking with my choice.
It's number one.

Jojo said...

If my vote counts it is #1! My entire life I had been wishing for a window seat and just after Christmas, I had one built with bookcases and trim. I will take a picture and post it sometime soon. I don't sit on it but I sit by it all the time and call it my room. Your DH did a fantastic job on it!

TSannie said...

#1. And I am so very impressed with your hubs' skills! So very nice.

You must show us the after photos.

imom said...

Definitely #1... I'm betting you've already gone out to get it!

The bench is so cool. It is very nice to have a husband who can whip stuff out like that!

I can't wait to seem more photos! Have fun.

Joyce said...

I like #3 but you did mention the cats and cats love to scratch.