Finally, after nearly a year in the making, I managed to add a little color to my living room. Remember way, way, way back when in October I was trying to figure which Amy Butler set I should use for my living room, I went for the green and "pinks," deciding on the aquas for my bedroom. If you can actually believe it, I managed to sew a couple of throw pillows and a simple patchwork lap quilt in an afternoon's time. Although the fabric is no longer cutting edge, I love it and it was a good match for my space.
After brightening up my couch I realized that the rest of the room could use a bit more oomph or at the very least another "fabric" piece to tie everything together. I recently rearranged my tiny living room and had been staring at an empty wall above the couch. Thank goodness for other creative bloggers, I remembered seeing a post at Bella Dia about making fabric panels and realized this was a perfect solution. A couple days of tinkering and viola. I managed to incorporate a couple pictures of the kids in floating frames that I think work rather nicely with the panels and I used up a good deal of my scraps from the lap quilt.
The whole thing was a harder to photograph then I imagined. Either there was too much light or not enough, I'd get glare on the frames or have to use my flash. I will definitely not be quitting my non-existent day job to become an interior photographer but hopefully you get the drift of what it looks like. Size is also tricky when photographing spaces but I reassure you that the size of the "mosaic" is appropriate to the wall, it looks a little wonky in a couple of the pictures but trust me, it's nice in person.
All in all I really love the way it turned out and I think it definitely adds a bit of spark to my living room. It's amazing how tiny little touches here and there can truly make a space and it was really not that difficult nor that expensive. Next, maybe a little splash of color in the kitchen, I think a couple new hot pads and some decorated tea towels really help out. I'm sure that will be another year in the making though. Thanks for looking.