Sunday, May 30, 2010

Met. Monday-New Color Scheme Pillows Done

I am joining the gracious Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday. Be sure to visit her to see what everyone has been doing.

I showed this group of fabric that I found to do a complete makeover of the Living/Dining room. I was ready for some bright fun summer colors.

Well, here they are all sewn up. Love them. To stretch fabric I lined the Iris pillows with a yellow check. The Rusty/Orange pillow is one I already had from a different color scheme that I've used.

Scraps of trim were used to try and dress up the Orange diamond pillow.

All of the pillow forms were ones I already had, just took different pillow covers off, I've saved them for another day and another change.

Instead of making a whole skirt for the table, I just did a topper. Saved a lot of fabric and it still covers most of the table. The skirt underneath is a coordinating fabric to the drapes and goes well with the new topper.

I set myself a budget of $50.00 for the LR redo and I did really well.
1 1/2 yd. Iris Fabric @ $6.99 yd. = $10.49
l yd. Apple Green @ $3.00 yd
l yd. Leaf Green @ $3.00 yd.
1 1/2 yd. Orange for tabletopper @ $3.00 yd. = $4.50
1 yd. Orange diamond print @ $3.00 yd.
2 yds. Yellow check @ $1.00 yd. = $2.00
10 yds. cording @ .30c yd. = $3.00
Misc. trim I already had.
Total - -- - - - - - - -$28.99

I am still shopping the house for accessories. Come back for Table Top Tuesday and I will have the full reveal.

I am also joining Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures.


  1. Marty,
    I just love the punch of color! Again, that iris fabric is fab!!!

  2. you sure made some colorful beauty on a budget this time Marty. The room looks so bright and airy..
    well done indeed~!!


  3. Woo Hooness, Marty! Your new pillows are gorgeous! I love the pretty iris one! You've done a great job and they look so good on your new sofa. Just about any color would look good on it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. You picked some of my favorite decorating colors. Very creative on the pillow with cording across it. :)


  5. You have become a decorating machine Miss Marty Amazing !! Love the iris pillow it is such a pretty print and it just shouts MARTY!! Great job as always,Hugs Kathysue

  6. Marty, you are an excellent seamstress. I have got to start sewing if I can figure it all out. I love the color combos you did and I love the different fabrics used for the cording. Just gorgeous.

  7. Those turned out fantastic Marty! Love the colors.

  8. Hi Marty, That didn't take you long at all! Your pillows and table topper came out looking so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Marty,
    Those all look great and I luv how THRIFTY you were! Hope your weekend has been a good one:)


  10. Look at you! They are all so nice! You did an excellent job on all of them but I am really in love with the iris fabric! It looks so good! Happy Memorial Day!

  11. well done on these and incredibly thrifty!

  12. Marty-- Love your new pillows and topper. The colors and fabrics are yummy! And, you are so speedy. Can't believe that you have them done already. Enjoy the weekend. Sally

  13. Marty, you did a fabulous job! Really love your choices and you got it all done so quickly! Wonderful!!
    xoxo Pattie

  14. They look so nice! I'm really admiring the iris fabric.

  15. Marty, your new fabrics really brighten up your space. I love them all, great job of doing it all on a budget. Fabric sure can changes things, I know. That fabric I just found is making me really happy too.

  16. How beautiful. The trims make all the difference, but then you probably know that. And what an elegant and classy redo of your room.

  17. What very pretty pillows! I love all the designs and trims you used!

  18. Those pillows are just perfect, Marty! And such a totally different look! Although the other look was beautiful as well, change is always nice. WOW, you are great at piping! My chandy chain cover is done, still no valance yet....maybe next week. No time with church and taking Mother to the cemetery today.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  19. I love them all Marti! Beautiful as always from you. You have so many different color and style options now I can hardly keep up.
    It's like a new room every time I visit!
    Sweet Pickles and Chocolate
    Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day!

  20. They turned out so lovely. Wow!

  21. Gorgeous!!! Those pillows are SOOOO wonderfully bright and cheerful!!!

    Of course, I'm a "fall" and those colors are my favorites!!

    They seem so citrusy and summery even with their fall colorway!!


    Blessings to you,
    Lana in Huntsville, AL

  22. I love your pillows and would love to see more of the tablecloth. Great colors!

  23. HI Marty!!!!
    Oh gosh they came out beautiful!!!!!!Love every single one of them!!!!!!
    So amazing!!!!!
    I love the colors they brighten up for sure!!!!!I love them!!!!

  24. You did such a nice job on these. I love how you added detail to each one. The diagonal stripe that you made with the floral fabric and cording is really unique. You should be quite proud of yourself!

  25. Hello Marty!
    Wow! you are very good. Isn't it fun to do small things that make great changes!
    Love seeing what you come up with next!
    Talent, just talent!:)
    God Bless,

  26. Wow, what a transformation, Marty! It really brightens up the whole space & I know you'll enjoy those light colors through your hot summer.

    I spoke with my AZ sis yesterday & got the scoop on your temps. & winds & everything. I sometimes feel like I'm right there with you guys! LOL

  27. Wow, Marty, you are an excellent seamstress! I get stumped with cording. I love your new pillows.

  28. Sweet Marty!

    So beautiful and UNDER budget too? You ARE a miracle worker!

    Happy Memorial Day!


  29. I am so impressed! I adore all of your pillows.

  30. Love your Pillows,,, how pretty they look on your sofa.... great colors.. the table cover looks great also,, love how they all turned out an for such a great price..


  31. Oh Marty, look at you! I can't believe my eyes, those pillows are already made?? Wow, you are amazing and your pillows are just incredibly beautiful! You are one creative lady!



  32. My Goodness Marty,
    You have so much energy and talent! Those pillows are gorgeous and look custom made!
    Fabulous job my dear,
    Enjoy your holiday!
    Hugs, Cindy

  33. Hi Marty!

    I am playing catch up. Oh, these turned out wonderful! I love the colors and the different designs of the pillows.

    You are making me want to drag out my sewing machine!!

  34. Everything looks FABULOUS! I wish I knew how to sew!

  35. Just lovely, Marty. You used all of your fabric so(sew) wisely ;).

  36. Beautiful Pillows! That fabric was perfect to bring in that bright, fresh summery feel.

  37. Hi Marty,

    You did a fabulous job of coordinating and sewing these pillows. I love how they turned out!


  38. Especially love the iris print fabric, so of course I love that pillow. And the piping on the green waffle print pillow came out just delightful! Nice job, Marty!
    :-) Sue

  39. Marty, The new pillows look great! I love the colors and trim you added. Take care.

  40. Your new pillows are gorgeous- the workmanship is lovely.


  41. Really nice transformations of those pillows. I want to see all of your living room now!