Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Thrifted window seat cushions
In lieu of a rusted radiator, there's now a window seat in the bay window area of our living room. Built by my husband with storage underneath. The cushion covers are thrifted - the base fabric is a linen curtain from the 1940s - its wonderful brown trim was also salvaged and used on the pillows. Those are covered in upholstery fabric. First seen on a small armchair at a church flea market, being ripped by an overzealous dealer who wanted to know what was beneath. I dashed over and grabbed the torn slipcover, knowing that someday I could use it. It makes me happy to see it reborn and matched with green ticking on the window seat. Now my favorite place for morning newspapers and tea.