Inspired by Anthropologie's 'You Are My Sunshine' cushion, and similar versions on pinterest, I decided to stencil some cushions. As the cushions are for the home cinema room, I decided to use movie quotes from some of our favourite shows as the text.
Two of our favourite Aussie shows would have to be:
Kath & Kim - text is Look at moy, Look at moy, now I've got one word to say to you. That's noice, different, unewe-sual. Hunk of Spunk. Foxy Morons. Pru & Tru. Epponee-Rae, Fountain Lakes
and The Castle - text is Dale dug a hole, tell 'em Dale, This is going straight to the pool room, Tell him he's dreamin', what do you call this darl?, how's the serenity?, It's the vibe of the thing.
How I Made Them:
I bought 2 plain cotton canvas cushions from Target for $10 each. The stencil was from Spotlight, about $2, and the Sharpie laundry marker was $5 from Riot Art & Craft.
Once I worked out what I wanted to write, I used a pencil to trace the words on the cushion, so I could get my spacing right. Here's a tip - don't use pencil. It didn't wash out well. Probably best to use tailor's chalk or those dressmaker pens where the ink fades. Here's another tip - put an old magazine inside the cushion cover so the black ink doesn't go through to the back.
After I was happy with it all, I went back over the words with the laundry marker.
The cushions are in our back living room that my husband set up with an overhead projector and cinema screen. Friday night is movie night in our house, especially on holidays.
Home Cinema Lounges
A home cinema room can be a tricky room to furnish. My taste would prefer a big white slipcover lounge with lots of pretties, but the most important thing when watching a movie, is that you are comfortable, and you have somewhere to put your drink and popcorn.
When my Dad passed away, I brought his Jason leather recliner back here. I thought it was so ugly, but we all fought over who was going to sit in it because it was so comfortable.
In the end, we chose comfort over design, and two years ago we splurged and bought this home cinema lounge. We bought it from Devlin Lounges in Brisbane. Through them, we were able to pick the colour, choose the configuration, had the option of an electric recline, and they were priced in the middle of the market. We didn't have enough room to have armrests between each chair so we chose to have two chairs together, great for snuggling up.
This is the chair in recline position - so comfy you almost (and sometimes do) fall asleep. The advantage of the electric recline is that it is easy to use and you can stop the chair at any point. With the manual recline you are pretty much up or down often at a frightening speed - anyone seen Candice Bergen as Kate in Sweet Home Alabama?
There are 4 chairs, with 4 cup holders. One for each of us. The centre console stores remotes and there is a pull out drawer in the bottom.
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