I was just kind of done with our completely brown couches and not matching living room--at all. In our previous apartment, the color scheme was "newlywed" and the furniture was crowded in. Although most of our rooms are still on newlywed color scheme (meaning the color happens to be what was cheap/ free and not what really matched) we are attempting to make the living room match a little better. We bought curtains and a rug and that is helping and moved the orange/yellow plaid rocking chair --covered with a blanket-- out! The completely dark brown couches still needed help though on a tight budget.
Currently there is fabric spread all across the living room with some overflowing on the kitchen floor. I have the iron and ironing board set up in the kitchen and the sewing machine in our second bedroom (aka office). The office floor is also covered with fabric and scraps. The reason: pillow makeover.
Here is the first pillow I finished. :) I love it. Its fun and girly but not so girly that my hubby hates it.