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« on: April 03, 2006 07:40:37 PM »

So I'm pretty excited about my latest project (started last night and finished tonight after work).  I had these curtains that I had made from a shower curtain.  They didn't fit any of the windows in my new apartment and were just taking up space in my sewing area so I put them to use...as pillow covers.

From window curtains:


To pillow covers!!!


In the new apartment:


I plan to add a little more brown into the mix...and some stuff on the walls eventually. Any suggestions? Do you think a dark rich brown would work with the purple and red???
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006 06:46:02 AM »

Rich dark brown works with just about anything - I think it would look gorgeous with the purple and red - especially the red, of which I am a huge fan.  Red stuff all over my house including my sofa and love seat!  Couldn't paint the walls red, so I wend for bold furniture instead!  my coffee table and end tables are a dark wood - looks lovely if I do say so myself!:)
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2006 07:31:26 AM »

Looks great..you could add some beads or decoration to the lamp shades for  a little more punch of color...

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2006 07:33:14 AM »

They are really pretty! I think some brown would look amazing with it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2006 07:53:07 PM »

I am SUCH a red furniture fan, too, lazydaisy. I'm jealous of your red sofa and loveseat! Smiley

Any suggestions on an entertainment center type of peice? Could I go with a dark wood? Would the red paint be overdoing it? I'm all about refinishing something but I'm not sure what color wood would look good.
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2006 07:28:06 AM »

I'd say dark wood, or you could always do black since it looks like your futon frame is black.  I would accessorize with red more than paint an entertainment center that color - hang red framed pictures over it, etc.  That way if you decide to go with another color scheme in the future, it's easier for you to work with.  That, and red is a hard color to match...so many variations - pick the wrong 2 and it's not so pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2006 07:32:17 AM »

If you have any of the fabric left you could make a wall hanging for above the couch by stretching it over a long narrow board or something. Or use it to cover your lampshades!
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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2006 07:40:29 AM »

Covered lampshades could be fun!

You can kind of see the wall hangings that will be added...eventually. Smiley I have three panels (approx. 2 x 2) that are purple that hang above the couch.  I used to have black adn white family photos but now that I have a roommate, I should probably do something more neutral. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2006 09:10:24 AM »

I love the lampshade idea.  I'm thinking about doing that same thing in my bedroom - or maybe adding some ribbon and beads to the top and bottom - right now they're just neutral and boring!

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