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Living Room

I’m so excited…I think I have finally narrowed down the textiles and paint for my living room.  I am doing coral and navy.  Here are a few of the things going in there.  The fabric on the right will be curtains.  It was a hard choice because since I needed 9 yards to do the high curtains I needed a very affordable fabric.  I love the one I chose though.  The darker paint color is a Martha Stewart color (zinc) and it is painted in the dining room where we are also doing wainscotting, which is visible from the living room…I love it!  The lighter gray is called Repose Gray by Sherwinn Williams.  I haven’t gotten it up yet so I will let you know the review once it is up, but after many samples I think it will be a good choice for the look I want.  And of course when I am done there will be some photos.

Tanner, Avery, Benson, and Bela - it's going to be darling.. I need to come see the dining room!

Auburn - Love it!! Is that the paint that I saw up on the wall in the kitchen already? I REALLY liked what I saw!

o + o - That will be really pretty. Dwell Studio has some coral and gray pieces (or at least they did awhile back), and I think the navy blue is a wonderful color with the coral. You just can't go wrong with those color combinations!

I think we have similar tastes! I will be featuring the Kaufmann fabric (but in coral for my coral edition) on Fabric Friday. And the pillow's design in the bottom left corner is one design I am contemplating for my pendant lamp. Good choices!! :)

I am excited to see the living room once it is completed. Best of luck!

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Picking Colors

I generally think of color first when starting a room.  I am inspired by many rooms that use just one color in addition to the neutrals, but I usually tend to use more then one.    
Check out these living rooms and tell me…which do you prefer?


or Multi-Colored

Auburn - Multicolored for me! I can't choose just ONE color. I like the way it looks, but I just can't COMMIT to one.

Tanner, Avery, Benson, and Bela - Definitely multi..

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Giveaway WINNER!

And the random selector picked…

Michele P. said…
oh my! very pretty color choices… thanks for the chance to win:)Love the blue colored ones the best, and you have several awesome fabrics in a blue design!  
Congrats to Michele for winning the 2 pillow covers.  Thanks to everyone who entered. 
Watch for many more giveaways to come! And a lovely picture to ponder…
Seriously love that painted ceiling with the white walls.  Dog looks scary though:)

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Tricks of the Trade- Affordable Reupholstery

  Ok…I gotta be honest, upholster and affordable,  generally do not go in the same category.  Many people are surprised to find that it costs about the same price to buy a new couch as it does to reupholster one.  With that being said…much of the vintage furniture is very well made and has a great shape.  Or there may be a spot in your home that needs a perfect fabric that you have found.  These times call for a re-upholsterer.  In many cases you may be willing to spend the extra money, but if it is a small spot in your home and you are a budget shopper here are some things to keep in mind when searching craigslist for something to have recovered in your favorite fabric…
1.  Many upholstery places charge about $50 a yard (that’s a good deal).  This means if it will take 5 yards to recover your chair you are looking to pay $250 plus fabric for it.
2.  Loose cushions are good!  A loose cushion can have a new cover made for less then $25.  The majority of people that sew can make a cushion cover, especially if they have an old cushion cover to use as a pattern.
3.  Look for small attached areas on the piece.  Small= less yardage.
Here are a few examples of some chairs and sofas that would be very 
affordable (less then $100) to customize.

GRATIS plus FREE from BWIEZ - I am interest in the use of motif that are tailored to the exiting frame, possibly with space available.
good job and very good idea.
Indonesian said : " MANTAP ".

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Today I am doing a giveaway!  The winner will get to choose two pillow covers from the following fabrics.  They will be zipper closure in either 16″, 18″, or 20″ size (you choose).
There are 4 chances to enter this giveaway…
1.  Leave a comment here
2.  Become a follower to (find the follow button on the right side of this page)
3.  Like Abode Casa Home on facebook (also on the right side of this page)
4. Tell a friend (you know…one that loves free stuff) about this giveaway. Just leave another comment here letting me know that you told a friend!
This giveaway is now CLOSED!
Thanks for stopping by!

Señora H-B - What a great giveaway!

Señora H-B - I like you on Facebook!

Señora H-B - ….and I follow you in Google Reader!

Chelsea - I am seriously obsessed with every piece of fabric you ever highlight. Seriously. I want to by a yard of everything you own. I know that sounds ridiculous because I don't actually have any projects in mind, but I just can't help wanting all of the different fabrics you choose.

Michele P. - oh my! very pretty color choices… thanks for the chance to win :) Love the blue colored ones the best, and you have several awesome fabrics in a blue design!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Michele P. - new GFC follower #8 Michele P.

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Jamie - I love it!!

ginger - These are very fun prints!

Auburn - I probably shouldn't be able to win . . . but I'm still entering!!

Auburn - I follow . . .

Auburn - I facebook like . . .

Chelsy Rae - I love your blog! So glad I found it! I Facebook like :) - I love love love your blog and all your cute ideas Sally!

Karie Owens - I love all your idea pics and fabric samples! Your blog is not good for my addiction to house changes…hahaha!

Missy - I could really use some new pillows. And these are Super Cute!

courtney - I liked you on facebook, am a new follower on google reader. I love everything on here. The kitchen is to die for!! I am very inspired by all the pretty colors and designs of the fabric. I am in need of new pillows and these would be the perfect funky addition to my couch.

Natty by Design - I wanna win!

Natty by Design - I'm a follower…

Natty by Design - Like you on Facebook…

Natty by Design - Linked to the giveaway on my Facebook and Twitter!

Hatch Family of Five - Darling fabric prints! I'm off to become a follower and share!

Hatch Family of Five - I shared this fun giveaway on Facebook!

Andy - I love the fabric! I told a friend and liked you and I am your newest follower!!

Kori@midesignmoxie - I am a new facebook follower!

Kori@midesignmoxie - I am now a follower!

Kori@midesignmoxie - I love these pillows! I need some new ones!

Kori@midesignmoxie - I also told my friends!

SHANNSHINE - LOVE these fabrics! I'm a new follower for sure!

Jenny - Oh, I would love to win!

Jenny - I am a new follower!

Jenny - Liked you on Facebook!

livvy - I love these pillows!! :)

livvy - I liked you on facebook!

livvy - I follow your blog!!

Kathryn - I like you on FB!

Kathryn - I'm a follower!

Kathryn - I love these pillows!

Kathryn - I shared your blog on my FB page :)

Team Howsley - Wow, great fabrics! And what a fun blog, thanks for sharing.

The Alvords - Sally, I LOVE this blog! You are amazing.

Jenny - I NEED SOME PILLOWS!!! Pick me! Pick me!!

The Alvords - Shared, followed, told.

JP - Learned about it from "The Alvords," cute Courtney right above me. I LOVE it too and NEED some pillows for my front room!! I've got to share this with my designer SIL!!

Stephens Family - I have never won a giveaway, but I've never really cared until now:) I'm a sucker for great fabric and found you through ridiculous searches. I am happy to buy great stuff, thanks for making me a customer!!
Sallie Stephens

Heidisan - You have such great fabrics. I am so happy to be a follower! Aunt Heidi

Amanda - Love the fabric, and who doesn't live to switch up pillows?

spunky - Liked you on facebook and told a friend!

dani - yay! i love all the fabric choices:)

dani - -linked on twitter

-liked on facebook



Mrs. Kidder - Love pillows!
Liked on facebook!

Leslie Daniels - Became a follower, liked on facebook, told a friend and love the fabric choices!

kaysi van dyke fox - im obsessed with those patterns & have been needing some pillows for our front room!!!

kaysi van dyke fox - liked on facebook

kaysi van dyke fox - tweeted it

kaysi van dyke fox - im a follower! :)

heidi - yay!! we just moved and i have been looking for some new pillows! love the fabrics!! crossing my fingers
(i'm here through dani)

Jenny - I also told a friend!

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