Oh, yes. Yes, yes, yes.
It goes without saying that a home should reflect the heart and spirit of its inhabitants, and I'd tried: figural roosters are scattered all over the house.
Well, I wasn't sure how the cream-and-red buffalo plaid would work with the beige walls or the upholstery--and I couldn't repaint or reupholster anything. Too, the loveseat (which Mister needs to hop onto the bed) and the chairs were decidedly terracotta. I don't like things to match too perfectly, but I didn't want a mismash. And I am famous for putting together epic mismashes.
I ordered a few pillows. Better to be safe than sorry, right? When they arrived, I saw at once that the toile/check fabrics didn't have a touch of gold. And I had those huge pieces. Oh, where is Mr. Faudree at a time like this! His rooms look so polished and cozy, a place to curl up with a book. To make my room Faudreeish, wouldn't I have to reupholster the sofa or slipcover it? And the headboard...we love how comfortable it is...but wouldn't a wooden bed work better?
"No!" said Dr. Big. "I just wanted you to add some chickens!"
I was determinded to make this beloved buffalo plaid work--and work with what I had.
When I put everything into place, the rugs (which have plenty of gold) seemed to anchor the fabrics, providing a calming backdrop for the striped draperies, plaid, and toile.
Next, I glued red/gold trim to the headboard and ottoman. (Actually, it's pinned, too, but just till the glue dries.) I didn't use a glue gun; I used Singer's Fabric Glue. It worked, too, but if you try this, just make sure you have pins to hold everything in place for about 24 hours).
For MM last week, I trimmed the ottoman and several pillows.
Dr. Big's side of the bed is normally heaped with books and paperwork. He just walked into the bathroom and said, "What happened HERE?"
Last week's pillow with trim and costume jewelry.
One end of the sitting room opens to the terrace, where we have a view of real roosters.
It's a rainy night tonight, but we can watch The Pacific and turn on the fireplace, can't we, Dr. Big?
"Yep," he said.
"Well?" I asked. "Do you like it, honey?"
He grinned and looked around. "Yep."
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