I had the space and placement mapped out in my mind and just knew it was going to be elegant and beautiful. Then, my son, Bryan, and my dad picked it up and hauled it into my new den and it was much longer than I had anticipated and wouldn't fit where I had thought I'd put it. I still loved the shape and style and the big old roominess of it, though, and I still do. I had thought to put it just in front of but in the space between the column and the wall at its right.
Since it didn't work out there, I simply placed it along the longest wall in the room.
Mama, Bridgette, and Bryan testing out the new couch.
Again, it turned out to be much too large for that area and left no walking space to get into the rest of the room. So, I compromised and angled it to make it work.
Recently, I decided it was time for a little change - just to spice things up a wee bit. So, after seeing a tutorial on Pinterest (and please forgive me but I cannot find the source right now), I decided to make some pillow covers. Here is how my throw pillows looked in the before shot:
I shopped for pillow forms at some of my favorite sewing and craft stores and found the least expensive ones listed for about eight dollars. Then, I had the brainstorm of looking at discount stores and Goodwill for pillows that are a nice size and shape and making pillow covers to fit those. Is that a genius idea or what?
For now, I'm just glad to have a little change and a project completed!