Simple clip rings were used to attach the panels.
Three of the four shower curtains were cut & sewn together plus finished with a band of a wide grosgrain cream ribbon creating two 96" printed panels. Thankfully, since I don't sew, my friend Jose managed to make these. The homeowner already had the double rod & bracket mount, plus 2 pks of drapery clip rings. With the fourth panel, I also had Jose make 4 printed pillows. To layer in the patterns a bit more on the sofa (without getting too crazy), I shifted some other (subtle printed) pillows she had around the house.
With the fourth panel, I asked Jose to make 4 printed pillows to add to the sofa. To layer in the patterns, (without going too crazy) I shifted some other pillows she had around the house. A few new white vases (found on clearance at Homegoods for $5) subtle printed pillows from around the house. I relocated the faux flower filled vase off the dining room table to the buffet and flanked it with two verdigris lanterns I found on clearance for $10 ea. From another room, I brought over a shell filled globe, sat it on 3 woven Ikea placemats, and flanked it with 2 $1 taper holders I found while thrifting. To update the look of the chandelier, I added 6 mini shades I also found while thrifting for only $1 each.
I added some starfish (extras from another project) to a basket she had on the bench, plus I added an apothecary jar I found on clearance at Pier 1 for only $10. I filled it with more of her shell collection - after this picture was taken.
I switched out her floral & picture display from the thrifted console table for some FREE palm fronds (cut from front yard) I placed in the new white vases - PLUS - I added her sentimental Key West conch in an over sized cylinder she had in storage. I pulled two bleached curly willow sticks from an urn she had, to add more height & drama for the tropical summer vignette. Coffee beans worked great as fillers plus complimented her vanilla scented candles.
RECAP OF ITEMS USED FOR UPDATE:
4 Shower Curtains $32
4 pillow fillers $16
3 white vases $15
2 lanterns $20
6 thrifted mini chandy shades $6
2 thrifted taper candle holders $2
3 round woven placemats $9
1 Apothecary Jar $10
18 yds of ribbon $38
Total cost: $148 +TX = 157.62
Sometimes, it's just the little shifts, shopping thrift, or little changes that can create the biggest impact.
It also pays to sneak a peek through clearance,
and look at reusing those items in new ways.
2011 FL Living Room Update
If by chance you had stopped by yesterday and already viewed this post, my apologies for the repost - Thank Blogger! For whatever reason, Blogger had lost half my post from yesterday. So rather than try to re-fix the post (tried 4x's already) I'm re-posting a new one. Thank you for your patience... Hopefully after tomorrow's Birthday Bash & Trash Sale (aka Garage Sale), I'll have an updated post on Sunday - if not, see you back here on Monday! Now back to organizing goodies for the Community Garage Sale happening tomorrow! If you'd like some info on it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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