Monday, January 17, 2011


I have never been a fan of gold.  I have never worn gold jewelry and I never owned a pair of gold spandex pants!  I can't explain why, it's just one of those things.  I think gold is pretty and I admire when other people wear it or use it in decorating, but when it comes to my own style, I have never even considered it.  So instead, I choose Silver!  And frequently.  Everything in my home has some touch of silver to it, including all of my 60+ mirrors!  You can read my previous post about Silver Love here.  In the past, my use of silver has been limited to accents,
like this silver pillow.

 But more recently, I have considered using it for larger pieces, like,say, the whole couch.  I can't tell you how excited I was to have been combing the Joanne's bargain remnant rack, when I discovered about 10 yards of a silver foil vinyl!!
The price per yard was not quite the "bargain" it was advertised as, so I pointed out some flaws in the finish and talked the price down to $4 a yard.  I took it home and "sewed" together a slipcover for a bench similar to the picture above.  When I say sewed, I really mean glued.  The vinyl was way too thick for my sewing machine, so using industrial strength spray adhesive, I turned the edges under and constructed a fabulous, shiny, gleaming silver slipcover for my living room! It was glorious!!....for about two days. Wah Wah Wah...I quickly understood why the vinyl had been on sale.  The foil began peeling away from the backing, leaving bubbles in the surface of the cushion, which eventually began 'popping', leaving all too tempting holes for little fingers (my kids!) to poke in and peel away the foil, leaving what looked like an exploded mylar balloon all over my living room.

It was a disaster!  But I'm really most upset that I didn't get any pictures of the finished product, because it really was spectacular, and exactly what I had envisioned, even if ever so briefly.

After this experience, I googled 'silver couch' and was delighted to find so many beautiful images of gleaming goodness dancing before my eyes!  There is a whole world of silver furnishings I never knew existed.  Some things, like the Moroccan pouf, were expected, but this was just about the cutest use of one I've seen:
Photo courtesty

And these examples just leave me wanting a silver couch more than ever!

Georgeous, right?  Am I alone in my love of silver furnishings?  Based on these images, I don't think so!  I haven't given up hope of reconstructing my silver settee, I just need to find the right material.  I am fully confident I will, because (you know I have to say it!) every cloud has a SILVER lining!

gleamingly yours,

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Curtains In My Tree said...

O M G I want every one of those silver pieces I am craving silver want silver jeans silver boots and now all of that silver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


fun fun fun

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