Friday, March 5, 2010

my new design for a pillow

created just like my other pillows here and here, this is my way of designing exactly what i want for the look i'm going for.
oh but why am i making new slip covers do you ask?
this slip covered pillow was created ... *drum roll please*
for my new to me...
leather couch.
yes, remember when i whined talked about wanting leather couches and not being able to part with the money that i had saved up for it? hmmm? yes, well little miss heather emailed me right after that post and started flooding my email inbox with leather couches found on ksl classified.
and instantly with the first one she sent a link to, i fell in love, not just with the look (it's EXACTLY what i was looking for) but with the price as well.
yes, ladies i got that couch for $145.


if you knew me in person when i got my other couches (they were new 12 years ago) then you would know, and understand why, my nickname that my husband gave me for the the first 10 years of our marriage was "couch Nazi". i do not do well with "new and nice" things lets just leave it at that.

so this new to me couch may have a few cat scratches, and yes, it has been loved by two other families..but it's perfect for me. our family.
so heather, thank you so much, and my family thanks you too, because we got a nice enough couch, but not too nice that i start twitching every time the kids or the husband come within 4 feet of it.

come monday we will be having our monthly sponsored giveaway. trust me you'll want it.
have a good weekend.
we'll talk soon.

check out what's on sale and i want at burgundy buttons!

53 comments:

Mindy said...

Love it!! Love the whole look of your room... love the price of the couch! Fantastic!!

Oh, and I totally understand the word verification. I tried again to take it off of apron girls and got a ton of spam within a few hours. Sucky spammers.

Christine said...

What a great find and I love the look of your room,looks very inviting.

cheers
Christine

Cheryl said...

great deal on the leather sofa. Looks great. LOL, glad to know that I am not the only one who has issues with new things. I have been fondly called the "carpet nazi" by the family after we got our new carpet oh 2 years ago. We move every few years because of the hubs job, so I want the carpet to stay as new as I can when we move.LOL, maybe we need a twelve step program. : )

Jeni said...

Yeah for you!!! It matches your style and colors so well.

I too love leather. We are moving to Seoul, Korea in July and my thing was I will only go if I can take my leather furniture and if the fatquarter shop will ship to APO's and they do!

Happy Decorating

rachel griffith said...

you could get...addicted.
HAHAHA.

your email last night cracked me up hardcore.
:)

elise said...

CANNOT believe that price!!!! that's amazing:O)

More like....etc. said...

I LOVE your style! Wow! Great couch, and pillow! ;)

Jewel said...

Beautiful couch and pillow... if ours looked like that I might not hate it as much LOL

Becky said...

What a bargain!!! Looks great. The pillow is darlin!

Leila said...

That couch is EXACTLY what I want. Nice clean lines, not over stuffed. I had given up on finding anything like it on craigslist but maybe I'll keep trying. Congrats!

Tricia said...

Love the couch, and O.M.Gosh what a deal!! Have fun with your new treasure, couch Nazi. ;)

Lindsay Thomas said...

How Great! I love the couch - and your living room - AND the pillow! The brown and blue are awesome together!

Needled Mom said...

Your whole room is just gorgeous and I love the pillow.

madrekarin said...

Such a fab deal! There's nothing better than finding something that you really want at a price you can do a dance over. :)
Your room looks beautiful and that pillow makes it perfect.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Score one for you!!! That couch is beautiful. I would have never guessed that it was not brand spankin' new! And for $145!! Another big score! It really goes well in your livingroom. I'm sure the whole family is stoked about it. Lucky you! Jenn

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

KSL Classifieds rock! I think I shall have to copy your living room decor...do you mind? I'll invite you over for lunch when the replication is complete! :)

Makell Wintle said...

I'm totally the same way. Don't fret. I have been looking on KSL for two years for the perfect couch... I just found one! Only $100. I just posted it come check it out! I love it so. Love your pillows btw.

Sharon said...

wow - amazing deal on the couch! your whole room could be in a magazine:) i am the same way with things we spend money on so we got a faux leather couch that looks just like leather but CAN NOT be destroyed by my boys:)

Rachel said...

Holy bargain!!!!!
I just went shopping at Ikea for our furniture and I have to say I really do love the slipcovers!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

K, I must have one of those throw pillows in orange!! I have a couch very similiar to yours and LOVE it!

venus said...

Hello! Beautiful room! And the pillow design is awesome. I love clean look and the color is fresh. I was wondering, where did you get the glass dome that sits on table behind your couch? I have been looking around and can't find any.

Thank you and have a great weekend!

V and Co. said...

tai pan baby! love that place.

Amy said...

Very pretty! Love the way you have your living room put together! Have a good weekend! :)

Crystal Hendrix said...

SO COOL!! KSL is awesome! i got a nice protable dishwasher from there!! I also love your living room and your decorating sense!! You could be a decorator!!

Larissa said...

YAY! The pillow is pretty cute, and I am not going to lie, I noticed it was on a leather couch right away, so I had a feeling something fabulous was soon to follow.

Although, the parting of those couches seems like the end of an era!

Emily said...

Woah! I can't believe you got such a great deal on that couch! Nice work. And I love the pillow. :)

Meet Virginia said...

LOVE THIS!!! you house is so so gorgeous i just love your decor and design!

~Morgan

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greendoodle said...

hooray for you. It is a true beauty!

Enjoy!

Jessica Munk said...

Congrats!! :)

maribeth said...

we have that couch! we have had it for 5 years and i now have three children who have spilled things on it, thrown up on it, drawn on it, and on and on and on and it still looks new. as much as i didn't want leather, i love the fact that we just wipe off whatever gets on it. maybe i need some new pillows for mine, too!

TJ and Whitnee said...

Wow thats awesome! It looks like it's in pretty good condition too! I wanted to tell you that I used your snow ruffle pillow tutorial, and copied your darling ideas for some new pillows for my sister in laws bed! I've got the pictures on my blog tjandwhitnee.blogspot.com!

Laine said...

I, too, love a good bargain and you certainly found yourself one. Your room looks great and I love your new pillow.

amy smart said...

Sweet find!! I know what you mean. I keep dreaming about new couches, but as I observe the destructive powers of my children (specifically my boys!) I figure, why waste my money/peace & serenity on couches that will only be put through the refiner's fire. Some day!

LOve your new pillow too!!

dana said...

AWESOME. Love the couch! Love the pillow even more! congrats :)

Quilty Ramblings said...

awesome sofa!!

know what you mean about being able to "let" the kids and hubby near it

and it was such a GREAT price

...obviously meant to have it, looking forward to what else you have in store....

CitricSugar said...

That is one heck of a score couch-wise!

And, V, love the pillow. Continue with more, please.

free indeed said...

Woman, you have such talent for decorating! WAnna come to my challenged home? It's 100+ years old, has lots of character, but I'm just not wonderful like you are....your little vingettes everywhere are picturesque...

Heather Grow said...

Congratulations on the new couch. I like leather couches a little worn anyways. They look and feel a little cozier to me.

kersten said...

YEA!!! I am so happy for you!

Rachel Carlson said...

love, love, LOVE it - the pillow and the couch. and this way, you didn't have to break in a new leather couch - which is very hard to do. SWEET. i've been busy so i've missed your posts - sorry. loves!

L Johnson said...

Love the new pillow and couch!! What an awesome deal, Heather is such a sweetheart!

haley said...

holy torpedo!!! i love the couch... but i am still IN LOVE with your old couches... what did you do with it? can i buy it off of you? i know you think im crazy, but i'll take them off your hands if you still have em. we need to plan another weekend and play!
-Haley

Team Clark said...

Oh, Vaness - I love the pillow and I absolutely LOVE your house. I hope that I can someday see it in person!
I know that I owe you an email and I will send it soon...
:)

Marie said...

Fun, I love it! It was great to see you guys...

Tasha said...

I just LOVE your style of decorating. Really. You are amazing.

Ruth said...

Such a deal on that beautiful sofa! Your room is just perfect now.

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Love love love it!!! Glad to help!! (Beauty Queen wave).

Dogwood said...

Lovely pillow. I love it.

Lovely photos. If that is really your home, I think you are the most talented lady!

I have been out of town and missed my blog friends.

Hugs, Dogwood

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

Um, jealous! I've been trolling the KSL ads FOREVER and never come across such a steal!

Morgan said...

I just found your blog and the room is absolutely adorable- what a great find, too!

xo

SLO Rober said...

WOO-HOO on the leather couch! I love ours! It's the best thing when you have kids. Your so good with te bargain hunting!

Karen Gough said...

I've been known as the 'couch nazi' in our house, too; apparently I am unbearable when there is brand new furniture around. :-) I love second-hand, and have clothed my family in Op-shop finds for forever. And I don't think you could have done any better with that couch - it is gorgeous!

Lynette said...

I love how you decorate your home. You have such wonderful taste. How do you keep a house so perfect with kids? I love the fine little touches and the clutter free counters in the kitchen...one day for me...maybe!
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