Monday, December 5, 2011

Bonus Room Slip Cover

Hi everyone!  
I am so sorry for my absence, time seems to go so fast.
Things have been good and I have been spending time with the family and trying to get my butt and heart back into some kind of shape.  
I am busy getting ready for Christmas but wanted to say thank you for all your support and friendship. 
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, ours went well and I managed to get everyone in the house and in the same room to eat together.  Woo Hoo!!!

I haven't been doing much of home projects other than Christmas decorating.  My bonus room is pretty much done although I haven't taken photos of the whole room yet but I did get some shots of the slip cover that I made for the couch thingy so I thought I would show you. :)

Here is what it looked like this summer...

and now.

I have to admit that the ruffles took me the longest on this thing and they are far from perfect but that's ok.
I again used sheets from Walmart in the charcoal gray.

The pillows above are furry and soft and cozy!
I picked up a body pillow cover and made the two pillows above.
I have more treasures in the room right now, some beautiful pillows from a special friend and some Christmas things that I will share later

You can see a little bit of what I have going on so far.  It is a great room to just relax in.  I put up lights behind the sheers but still have to learn how to photograph those. :)

I hope you all have a wonderful week and I hope to get around to say hi to you sometime soon.
I miss you all!!




Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my gosh i love it! the color and style are perfection!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The grey color of the slip cover is really nice. I can't wait to see the completed room!

A Vintage Vine said...

That was a great idea to put a slipcover on it....I like it more feminine and the gray color was a good call! Nice to have your posts to read, missed you!

Karena said...

Wow Michelle I need lessons!! it is so beautiful in grey!!

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michele said...

loving that grey, michelle!

best to you right where you are.


Tricia said...

That slipcover looks great, Michelle. I like your color selection. I can't wait to see the whole room. Glad you're back :)

Brandi said...

Hi Michelle! So glad you're back! I hope you and your family are doing well. I love the slipcover. Such a smart and inexpensive idea to use sheets. I love how the room is coming together and I bet you are too!

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

Hi Michelle! I hope you had a good break!! I am catching up on your posts and just want to say I adore your talent of making slip covers, a ruffle drape and the staining of those floors! You are amazing!! I thinking of hope all is well and I am thinking of you and dreaming of our favorite lake this morning!! hugs, cathy

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Welcome back! I missed you. Please let me know how you are getting the butt back in shape. Did you start a new exercise program? I need to. May be my new year's resolution.
Love the slip cover! Great job as always.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh! I love sheets! There is a lot fabric there and so versatile!

that slip cover is sweet. I love it.


Martina said...

Looks so cozy this couch - just what i need right now!

Sylvia said...

Glad you are back ! Your endless creative energy is so inspiring !
Enjoy a warm and gentle season !

Finding Home said...

Welcome Back Michelle - your sweet heart and words have been missed. Love the slipcover!

Take care my friend,

Val said...

Wow-oh, how I love this color!!!!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I have been so into gray! I envision a nice sparkly blingey silver pillow on top for the holidays.

Low Tide High Style said...

Welcome back, you've been missed! And I love your slipcover...the color is perfect! So are those pillows, and I look forward to seeing the whole room once it's finished!

Kat :)

Comeca Jones said...

Love the color you chose will you put a tree up there?

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Michelle...missed you!
The room looks the grey!

Deborah said...

Beautiful as always hunny!!!
You have turned this room into a gentle place for you to relax and dream.
Love the slipcover and the peaceful.
Love you!!

Deborah xoxoxoxoox

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey - welcome back to blogland, lil sis!!! Yup....there you go, right off the bat....impressing me once again with your sewing expertise! :) THAT slip looks so good!!!! You're amazing, dear one! Seriously!!!!

Muuuuwa! xoxo laurie

Privet and Holly said...

It's a crazy time
to balance it all,
isn't it? I applaud
your ability to add
a decorating project
to the mix ~ it's SO
pretty, too! Hope your
week is off to a great
start, Michelle!

xx Suzanne

ReFresh ReStyle said...

It looks great, I'm loving gray. Hope things are going well!

Love of the Sea said...

Nice that you took a little break to spend more time with your family. Looking forward to seeing the whole room done. You did a great job with the slipcovers!

becky said...

Welcome back...sometimes a little time off the line is a good thing...

Anonymous said...

This is totally awesome! I love the whole look of it.

and you know what michelle? there is no such thing called perfection. Only degrees of imperfections. And your ruffles scores very high in my eyes. :)

Looks beautiful.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MICHELLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First of all, it was a joy this morning to see you in my comments section! I was just thinking of you YESTERDAY as I was at school and wondering how you are! THEN I SEE YOU HERE!!!! Oh dearest, I knew your floor would be beautiful! Deborah from the blog "WITH ALL MY HEART" is also working on her floor. NEXT, it will be ME!

Thank you for your visit and kind words.....blessings to you as we enter into this magical season!!!! Anita

Saby said...

WOW Michelle the slip cover turned out awesome! The room already looks cozy and a great place to sit, relax and take it all it :).

Kelle Dame said...

It's looking beautiful! Love the colors you have chosen for the paint and fabric! Can't wait to see more!
Glad to hear you're back at it :)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

That room is coming together! Yeah!! And what a perfect Christmas gift.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It looks great! And I showed how to use a fleece blanket from Walmart for crafting...and now you're using sheets from Walmart! You really get a lot of fabric for the money, don't you? Enjoy the holiday season! ♥

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

You did a great job on that slip cover. Sheets were a smart idea. Can't wait to see it all. Have a great week!

Jenni said...

Hello sweet friend!

I am so glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving! And wow, you have been so busy, and your bonus room is looking just beautiful! I LOVE your floors and you did such an amazing job on the slipcover! Those ruffles are so gorgeous! :)


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Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle! Welcome back, yay! You were missed, my friend! Love that gray slipcover. And, sheets, you say, never would have thought!

Take care, and will look forward to seeing the room all "decked out"

Debbie said...

Hi Michelle....glad to see you are back sweetpea! Your room looks like a great spot to relax.
Hope your time off was refreshing.

Shellbelle said...

Nice to see you're just as creative as ever! I see you took a short break also, we need to do that from time to time to regroup and refocus. Sounds like you had a fun-filled Thanksgiving with family and there's nothing better than that!

Glad to be back with everyone in time for the holidays, makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.

That STyx concert was amazing and "Come Sail Away" is one of my favorites!

Hugs and Happy Holidays to you and yours, what a great time to get back in the swing of things, I missed everyone so much!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Welcome back Michelle
Love the charcoal ... my favourite decor colour...looks terrific and fresh.. winter or summer..

Hope things are getting back on track for you and that your week finishes on a high note!!

ciao ciao xxx Julie

Polly said...

nice job!! great color!!

Pam said...

Love the gray color. Great idea to use the body pillow as a form. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I am soooo impressed! It looks awesome! Wish I could sew...

Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage said...

Missed you like crazy!! So happy you had a good Thanksgiving with the family. Can't wait to see your completed room.

Happy holiday hugs,

Anonymous said...

Hi Meshell!

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. I had to stop by and see what you've been up to. I have to say, I just adore the slipcover you made. It has such a relaxed look. The color and skirt are perfect. I can see this being a room you will spend a lot of time, I know I would :)

Take care, girl!

Laura said...

Hi, Love your slipcover and new look room! just found your lovely blog and so pleased to have come accross you!!
Laura xx

koralee said...

Love your slipcover...hugs to you dear one...hope your preChristmas weekends are filled with JOY!

Desire Empire said...

Love that charcoal colour and the room is so light. I can see why you call it a bonus room. Missing you too!!!!

blessedmom's simple home said...

So glad to see you back :) Your ruffles look pretty, and the body pillow cover is a great idea for making a pair of pillows!


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