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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Cosy Corner


I was just moving things round, like you do, when I stumbled upon this cosy little corner. :)

This corner was a bit of a dead space in our lounge room so you can imagine my excitement when after moving a few things around and adding some gorgeous flowers, I created my own little cosy corner. :)  Let me take you for a little tour ....

THE CHAIR

The chair is a "project in the process".  It is so comfortable.  I got it for $5 at a yard sale.  I've recovered it in beautiful drop cloth, but that is all so far.  I plan to paint the woodwork white and add some graphics to the fabric.   

THE CUSHIONS

The two cushions I covered myself. One is a burgundy red flower design, and the other is a print onto calico fabric directly through the printer, then sewed on to a drop cloth cover. 
You can see the full tutorial for this cushion cover by clicking here

 WRITING DESK

My gorgeous white antique writing desk fit perfectly under my teal shutters.  


The writing desk was also a redo.  You can click here to see the full make over tutorial.

THE WALL DECOR

I'm really pleased with the wall art in this area which has mostly been bare since we moved in. 

All of them are projects I have made myself and you can see all the tutorials by clicking the links under each picture. :)

1. DIY Faux Window
Tutorial here.

2. Teal Shutters
Tutorial here.

3. Old Book Page Flower
Tutorial here.

4. Chicken Wire Framed 3D Star
Tutorial here.

 5. Framed Old Clock Keys.
Tutorial here.

SIDE TABLE & CREAM BASKET

The small round side table was purchased at a yard sale for $5 and is awaiting a make over. :)

The cream wooden basket was $1 at a yard sale and is perfect as is.  No doubt it will soon be filled with decorating magazines. :)

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT
The gorgeous flowers were a special treat for myself yesterday from Blushing Blooms Florist.  They are a mix of some of my favourite flowers - snapdragons, roses and lilies.  I can't wait till they are in full bloom and smelling divine! And they fit perfectly in my new cosy corner.  

MY FINISHED NEW COSY CORNER
Now I can admire (cause there is never time to actually sit down with 2 small children) my lovely little corner filled with things I love. :)

P.S.  Yes, I made the numbered drop cloth cushions on the lounge too.  You can view the tutorial here

:) Julie


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15 comments:

  1. Your cosy corner looks simply gorgeous!
    Cas x

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  2. That is a lovely corner! That desk is gorgeous.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha In Oz

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  3. You've created a very inviting little spot. I love your desk and all the other personalized details!
    Mary Alice

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  4. What a pretty little corner. I LOVE YOUR COLORS!!
    Stopping by from Type A.

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  5. Love your cozy corner.The colors are so pretty.Love that desk.

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  6. Love the corner, its really cute!! :) Have a great weekend!

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  7. Very sweet little corner. I especially love the book wreath hung on the shutters!

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  8. Hi Julie! Love your cozy corner!! The teal blue shutters are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all your tutorials here - you are a very talented DIY'er! Just found your blog - so gald I did! Am following you now. Please visit my blog and say hello sometime! I love to make new bloggy friends :) Follow me back if you would like! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Heather, thanks for the lovely comments and for dropping by. I'm following you too now. :) x Julie

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  9. Everything looks gorgeous! I just love every detail- the shutters, window, flower/wreath... Just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at Homemaker in Heels! Have a great weekend! :)

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  10. What a cozy corner! So sweet! thank you for sharing at Uncommon! bonnie ;)

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  11. Everything looks great--really love the teal shutters. How wonderful to have a new little area in your house so beautifully decorated!

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  12. Hi Julie! We wanted to let you know we love your cozy corner and we will be sharing it this week at Inspiration Friday! Thank you so much for linking it up.

    Heather

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