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Monday, May 31, 2010

15th Table Top Tuesday - Living Room Reveal


Welcome to the 15th Table Top Tuesday. I can't wait to see everything that you guys have been up to.

I love my blue and yellow color scheme, however - - - -


I have been craving bright cheerful summer colors. Maybe it's hormones or something, so I decided to make a few changes and for now I love it. As I told you in my last post I only have $28.99 tied up in the change, so no big deal.


It really is bright and cheerful. It makes me happy.


All that fabric is now some fun pillows.








A new table topper and just a few accessories that I shopped the house for. I didn't buy anything new. One of my Faberge Egg plates in green, the little plant, candle holder and bird all came from the DT.


To save money, I just made a topper that goes to the floor instead of a new skirt. It takes a lot less fabric and looks more interesting I think. The fringe is some I had on hand and found for $1.00 yd, so I bought all they had at the time. I had just enough to trim the topper with about a foot left over.


The accessories could probably be better, but I didn't want to buy anything new, so everything came from just shopping the house. Another little plant and candle holder from the DT.


The same floral arrangement I was using. I just added some grass and berry stems I found at the DT and were in my stash. The cut glass hurricane candle holders were the ones I found at GW.


One of my decorator books that had lime green in the cover, a little bird from Michael's clearance aisle and a leaf plate with some green apples.




The dining table and buffet were changed out to some brighter accessories too.


The table runner is one I've had for a few years and the tall candlesticks add to the importance of the table with some yellow candles.


Flowers I already had. I try to buy things when Michael's has a sale and some of their larger stems are on sale for $l.00.


The bright yellow vase was a fun experiment. It was a cheap glass vase that flowers came in and I just spray painted it. It worked perfect. Now I am on the hunt for more glass to paint.


A really fun new look for so little money. Pillows make a huge difference. If you want to change your room, try some new fabrics, I think they work wonders. Pillows are by far one of the easiest sewing projects and can really change the look and feel of a room.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits.




Be sure to link up to Mr. Linky below, and then please link back to this post. Thanks.

67 comments:

  1. How fresh and pretty everything looks! Love the floral fabric.

    I love the new look and have to say you are a very fast maker of pillows!

    Candy

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  2. As we "speak" my sewing machine is set out on the table!! I must be getting close to making that one pillow!! Your room is gorgeous...you put me to shame....

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  3. Wow, the colors are so cheerful. You sure are a good seamstress. The pillows and topper look store bought. I love what you did to the glass vase. Amazing. Your soup tureen is always the favorite one I've ever seen. Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Marty, your living room looks so fresh and pretty. That floral fabric sure made beautiful pillows. Love your "to the floor" table topper, and of course, your "new" sofa looks beautiful. You are definitely feeling the summer vibe in this room! Thankyou for hosting Tabletop Tues. laurie

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  5. Marty, I just love all your spring and summer colors. I do believe this is my favorite color combo of your rooms. Just gorgeous.

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  6. Marty, what a great fresh change! I think the 'Iris' fabric is really beautiful.

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  7. Boogieboard CottageMay 31, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    You have such a nice home, Marty! Both before and after look so nice. It's amazing how much of a difference $28.99 makes though! Just perfect for Summer. Mary :O)

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  8. Hi Marty,
    It looks FABULOUS! You really are a talented seemstress! You put us all to shame with all that energy of yours! All the table decor and the new topper you made----PERFECT!
    Now stay cool in that oh so lovely home of yours! And thanks for the visit, when you visit it reminds me of my friends in Phoenix.
    Big Hugs,
    Cindy

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  9. Hi Marty, everything looks so pretty!! I love all your beautiful pillows.....Kathy

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  10. It looks so bright and cheery. The colors are terrific and I really think the accessories are great, all the better that you didn't have to spend alot of money, but it sure looks like you did.

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  11. WOW! It is amazing how those small changes make such a huge difference! I love your "new" bright and cheerful rooms!

    {{HUGS}}

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  12. Marty, as I said before, you did a fabulous job. I love your choices and how you've proven what can be done with a very small budget. Great post!
    xoxo Pattie

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  13. I love the new color scheme! The green just screams summer. The fabric is beautiful!

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  14. Hi Marty! I LOVE that new orange and green floral! Your whole livingroom looks so fresh and summery! You are a fabulous seamstress, by the way! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  15. Beautiful color scheme. And it took so little to put together such a lovely room. I love the new table skirt and you are SO gifted at floral arranging. Fabulous makeover!! I love it, Marty!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  16. Marty, I love your new look! Your new pillows are gorgeous and the fabric is so elegant. I think your table arrangement is divine, you sure are a clever decorator. I sure want to get my sewing machine out, not so sure I'd turn out anything that I'd want to display!

    Thanks for your sweet visits, I appreciate them so very much.

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  17. Wow, Marty, it's all gorgeous! I'll be over to join up shortly.
    xo,
    Debra

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  18. Marty, this is beautiful, love the colors and the new couch,wow!! you have done a magnificent job my friend,lovely!...
    love Silvia

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  19. Marty -- your are soooo talented! Those pillows are beautiful! They look like they're from a very high end store.

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  20. I love how your pillows turned out Marty! Your living room looks great!

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  21. I really love it all Marty! Its all the colors of summer melons. Just beautiful.

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  22. Love the colors!! So very bright and cheerful! It looks wonderful!

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  23. Marty, Everything looks beautiful, love the pillows. The yellow makes the room pop.
    Sandy

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  24. Niiiice! :) It looks fresh and beautiful! I love the color combinations.

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  25. Marvelous job, Marty!! You are really fast with your sewing, well, all your projects! I enjoyed seeing the transformation, love all the fabrics, and the styles of pillows you created!

    Thanks for hosting!

    Katherine

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  26. Hi Marty! I just love looking all around your beautiful home! Great job on the reveal. Everything looks so pretty. Isn't it amazing how the smallest of changes make such a fresh new look?!?!

    Hope you had a terrific weekend!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  27. Splendid Marty...I love the pops of chartreuse and orange. It's brand new room!

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  28. Marty it just looks wonderful.
    You did such a good job-
    I love the colors.

    I am inspired!

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

    I need to join this party soon.

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  29. Oh, I bow to you, Most Wonderful Pillow Seamtress! Your pillows turned out wonderfully - I knew they would! Love the freshness a change they make. Loved your blue too, though! Love your coffee table, your end table with the table topped you made - lovely, you dining table with the pretty arrangement and your little buffet! Oh, I just love all you do!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. A wonderful change up Marty!
    Beautiful pillows and your table topper lovlie...You always do such a nice job.
    Your home is so charming.
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  31. What a wonderful transformation those little pillows made. I love the color scheme and that beautiful centerpiece.

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  32. Marty

    Your "new" living room is to die for!! I love it so much..those pillows are fantastic..the color and fabric selection is just beautiful! Girl you win the prize for thriftiness and bang for the buck!! Great job!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  33. Oh, lord, girl...every single thing you touch turns to PRETTY !! You just have the touch....this is just beautiful.
    xo bj

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  34. It looks wonderful. I love your furniture. It is all so pretty. I like that you changed it out for such an affordable amount. So smart!

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  35. Your new citrus-y scheme is very fresh and cheerful. I like it!

    Scribbler

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  36. First I want to know what is DT? You have so many lovely things! I just love your drapes, the pillows! The prints! The Tables! The Flowers! The table topper scarf is so, so pretty with the fringe! Adore the bird, and just love that you put books in the tray! Oh, and love your side chair by the sofa! Love looking at your lovely Decor!

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  37. Marty, I love all of your apple green and apricot touches, so fresh ! Can I come over and just sit next to those pillows ? :-)

    Kate

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  38. I really like the changes, Marty. Orange and green combo is one of my favorite......Christine

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  39. Marty your rooms always look lovely, and the books used as decor...classic!

    Love your space!

    Hope you will join us for "Mia Monday" Post your favorite photos of yourself at anytime in your life. Lin up your site every Monday, and share a comment.

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  40. It looks so nice! You must smile each time you see your updated space.

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  41. It looks great, Marty! You whipped up those pillows {and table topper} so quickly! Love the fabrics and you made such fun pillows, too.

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  42. Love the added color! You can always count on pillows to do the trick.

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  43. Love your pillows and tabletop....they look great on your sofa. Everything looks so fresh and clean.

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  44. Your room looks lovely Marty!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  45. Have followed your blog for quite a while but this is my first comment. I simply love your LR/DR. You have one of the inspirations for my recent downsize. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Marty, I am excited about joining your party today! I'll be sharing my Toby Jug Vignette!

    Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  47. Hi Marty, I love your new summer look, it looks so cherry and summery! I can't believe it was under $30 to do all your pillows and your table topper! It really is possible to make little changes in our homes inexpensively, yet they have so much impact! Thank you for hosting!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  48. Ha! I just looked at your met monday post. I thought it was Monday!! I forgot today was Tuesday. So now I see your finished room!

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  49. It does make a lovely difference, bright and florally. Seems an age since I last visited, off to read some of your back posts now :-)

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  50. Marty, I am so impressed with your sewing skills. Do you put zippers in your pillows, or do you overlap material in the back and turn them? I have a few pillows to put together, but can't seem to find the right backing to go with the needlepoint. I was in awe of your fabric store!

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  51. Hi Marty, I’m happy you stopped by for a visit and enjoyed my Tabletop Tuesday ~ Mantel Vignette. I love how a few simple changes can make a big impact. I enjoy thinking up new ways to use things I already have in my home to give a different look to a room!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  52. Your space looks ready for summer!

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  53. I love the colours you chose! Wow the pillows are so creative.

    I love the idea of shopping the house. It can be a lot of and I find it stretches my creative brain.

    Thank you for stopping in for tea.
    Looking forward to next week.
    Blessings, Pam

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  54. You are soooo talented. I can't believe you can do all of that for so little. It looks terrific!

    I do hope you'll come and join my party "Where do you keep it all?"

    - The Tablescaper

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  55. What wonderful changes you have made, Marty! So fresh & light looking...I really like it. I liked the blue, too.
    You're like me, in that our basic pieces are neutrals & we can switch things around easily.
    I just finished making a large lime green monogrammed pillow for DD out of Sunbrella fabric. Its for her front porch. Agree with you about pillows!!

    Come see my storage spaces. I didn't link to your party because it wasn't exactly the right theme but you'll get a kick out of it anyway.

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  56. Your rooms look so welcoming, they just glow. Love the pillows, such great colors...enjoy!! Janell

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  57. Beautiful I love love love the pillows!!!
    Have a blessed day Marty!!

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  58. Oh Marty, I love your new colorful touches. Those pillows MAKE the room!

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  59. What a lovely and inviting room. One question - how do you get your photos to be so large in your post?

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  60. All the details in the pillows just make this! I love it!

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  61. I love your table topper! I also want to thank you for the tutorial on the pillows! If you ever want to do a tutorial on a topper I wouldn't mind at all! wink wink! lol!!! I have those same round tables and mine are so boring!

    Take care!
    Jennifer

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  62. It is all just perfect!! I love the colors!!!

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  63. It really made such a change in your room. I think people assume they need to buy all new furniture to change a look and that just isn't the case. Look how beautifully you did it!

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  64. What a lovely room you have created Marty! Such wonderful sewing projects, too. Your instructions on the next post are excellent.
    Donna

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  65. Hi Marty...

    Well my friend, I am just now trying to catch up since I've been vacationing! Ohhh...Marty, I love, love, LOVE your new summer look!!! It's absolutely gorgeous...I love the pretty spring greens that you added along with that beautiful salmon color!!! I would have never thought to use those two colors together but they are absolutely stunning! Of course, I really enjoyed your beautiful blues and yellows (before) but we DO LOVE CHANGE..don't we? Hehe! I think the salmon and green really brings a vibrance into these beautiful rooms...so summery!!! Ohhh...and Girl, you did a fabulous job with the decorator pillows...they are gorgeous!!! I love the fabric with the iris'! Soooo pretty!!! Girlfriend, you never seize to amaze me...how you can change out a few of your accessories in these rooms and get such a different look! I love it!!! You really do have such a "talented eye" for interior design! Love all of your pretty florals and accessories too! Thank you so much for sharing your creaivity and talents with us...and for sharing more of your fabulous home! You are such an inspiration to us all!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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