Friday, June 11, 2010

Trim enhancement!

I've shown you glimpses of my living room in two prior posts:
http://hamptontoes.blogspot.com/2010/04/worlds-away-console.html and
http://hamptontoes.blogspot.com/2010/03/activity-tables-in-living-rooms.html

Now, I'm ready to show you a touch more...the sofa and side chair from Bloomingdales. They needed a little enhancing, so trim tape from M & J Trimming for $5.98 a yard was the answer. This week I carefully applied the trim tape to the upholstered pieces. It took about one hour to do both pieces. This is something you can do to your retail purchase too!  

The textile glue I used. It worked really well and I'd use it again in a heartbeat. 
The Greek key trim tape. If you do this, you need a heavy trim tape, not ribbon...it's the difference between custom or DIY looking. 
  
   Just showing one before photo, as both the sofa and chair are exactly the same (the color in this photo isn't quite right, but the AFTER images are correct color.)

After images...I'm loving the results!    

  What do you think? Might you give this a try? It's a great way to have a beautiful, customized piece of furniture in your home! Enjoy your weekend.

22 comments:

Cara said...

Looks great, it added just the right touch :)

Style Chronicle said...

I love it. It finished the sofa giving it a custom look. Great DIY!!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

NO JOKE - i got those white mirror chest's - i got them from HomeGoods last year!!! - i got the large one u have in the middle and then the 2 small one's like u have on the side!!! - haha - great mind think alike!

*kiss kiss*
Happy Weekend
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Hamptontoes said...

Erika ~ TiptoeButterfly...
If you got the mirror cabinet at Homegoods then you got an amazing steal. Hmmm. I'm wondering how it was at Homegoods though...the company, Worlds Away is sold to the trade only and I ordered directly through them. I love Homegoods so I think it's great that you scored something so fabulous!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

It looks really pretty. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Ingenious idea! I need to do this with our new curtains. They definitely need a little something. Now I just need to find some trim I like! xx

Kathysue said...

Love love the Greek Key pattern and with your simple pieces it looks amaaaaaazing!!! The perfect touch. Love the way it ties in so beautifully with the white chest, I also told you this before. I love the color in your room pulled from the artwork. Thanks for the fun comment on my post this morning!! I was just so taken aback at what I saw I had to write about it!! Happy weekend, Kathysue

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Thanks for sharing, this is a wonderful way to get a custom look. I'm wondering, if you ever tire of the look or want to change it, is it possible to remove once you have used the textile glue?

Deborah said...

You have such great ideas and taste. The pics of your home are fabulous. Now that I have the time again, I look forward to reading your post daily.

Debby said...

Turned out amazing ~ that small detail adds so much! xo

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

WOW - that is HUGE, the difference. Nice job with that.

The Zhush said...

Lisa...that was amazing! Between this and the wallpaper posts, thinking HGTV should hire you for your own show!

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Looks very custom:)

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It looks fantastic!!!

La Dolfina said...

Completely stunning!!!!!!!
You are rocking the DIY's!!!
xo

Karena said...

Lisa, this is just perfect. I love the greek key pattern. I have done this on a slipcover, it looks so classic on an upholstered piece!

Karena
Art by Karena

pinkstilettos said...

Very Neat....Thanks for sharing!!
Daisy~

pretty pink tulips said...

WOW! Love your living room - the lamps, the white chest - fab! And, am SO inspired about the trim. 1) love greek key - on anything 2) have been so nervous to try and do a glue job --- I'm not so crafty. I have wanted to had a trim to my son's swing arm lampshades. I think now I'm ready! GREAT POST!

Hamptontoes said...

Karen @ StrictlySimpleStyle...
This project was my first trim job application, so I've not attempted to remove. As for getting "tired" of the look, I doubt that would happen...it "tiring" to look at "unfinished." It's quite subtle, not noticed when you first walk into the room...it's noticeable once you look around and "study" the room. Go for it!

EJR said...

love it!

Cashon&Co said...

amazing. it's the smallest details that really make the most difference. I still LOVE this room. it's so sophisticated and fresh.

sara said...

What a fantastic idea - it really gives it that custom look! Thanks for the tip on the tape - I had been planning to get some Greek Key RIBBON from M&J Trim to add to some throw pillows but now I think I'll go with the tape!