Thursday, July 16, 2009

What to do, what to do...

I got a wild hair to take the buffet/bottom of the hutch out of the foyer{see here} and move it into the dining room. I love it there!! For now... ;)
Anyway, I had been planning for a while to move this baby bed couch into the foyer and hang my mantle above it. I posted about a similar idea here. Instead of using a pew, I decided to use what I already have.
My question is...I think I am going to paint it, but am torn on the color. I was thinking of antique white with a tea stain or I could go a different green{the color of my kitchen} and tea stain over it or not. Then, I don't know if I should just do the mantle antique white?? So, y'all give me your opinions.

Here is a closer shot. The paint job is just hideous and you can see the color underneath.

Here is the sideview and I wanted y'all to keep in my curtains in mind as you think about the next question...

I have to cover three pillows to go across the back. Tell me, out of these fabrics would you do three different pillows, two different, or all three pillows the same fabric, but not the patchwork print?? The stocking shown is red ticking, which is in the patchwork and the top of it is a bedspread that has a nice texture. I also thought that I might make another slipcover for the cushion and pillows out of drop cloths when time and money allow, just to give me more options.
So, the questions are...what color to paint the couch, the mantle??
What fabrics for the cushions??
Thank you!!


Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

I think I would paint both the couch and mantle antique white w/ tea stain to keep them looking like they're more of a set. And for the pillows I'd use the same 2 fabrics as you have for the curtains. I tend to like balance. That's just me.
What if you made a cover that had a skirt at the bottom and you could hide some baskets underneath for storage??

Angie said...

I am gonna go in the other direction and suggest painting the bench frame black and using the taupe colored fabric for pillows. I think that would look so great with the paint color and your fabulous new curtains. Whatever you do, I am sure it will look wonderful, Elise!

Hugs ~ Angie

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I love the expression "I got a wild hair"! I haven't heard it in a while. Maybe it's time to really bring it back?? :)

Angie said...

I vote for painting it green.

jen said...

I'm with Angie!! I think it would look great black!!


Ruth said...

I like the idea of painting the bench black with the mantle off white and black hooks. The taupe fabric is very nice but I would add one pillow with a splash of color.

Can't wait to see what you decide.


Farmgirl Paints said...

I seem to paint everything black. Don't know why. Good luck with this new project:)