Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bedroom remodel.

I love my new room! I went from red and gold bedding and decor to white and linen. (Shh, I used Osnaburg fabric. Aka- poor man's linen).  I made pillow cases, throw pillows and runners out of it. Regular price is $3.99 a yard at Hobby Lobby but you can use a 40% off coupon. This stuff is awesome! We added bead board panelling to the main wall and painted it white. The whole room got a new coat of light tan paint. Who doesn't love a little face lift? And I added splashes of soft pink for some color.
 I love how the pink looks with the white and Linen (wink, wink) but I limited how much I added to the room.
 I copied this pillow from a few sources. It is Pottery Barn inspired with button loops and leather buttons. I already had the pillow form so this pillow cost me under $5.00 to make. The most expensive supply was the buttons.
 I am really captivated with this whole Citrasolv transfer business! It was super easy to do. I didn't have a pillow form so I used some good old Poly-fil. I am guessing this pillow cost me around $2.00 to make. For real! I got the image at www.graphicsfary.blogspot.com The Citrasolv at www.vitacoast.com for around $10.00. That included the shipping. If you haven't seen this stuff in action check it out on YouTube.
 In case you hadn't caught on yet I am really into the whole French look. I found this label here. http://scrapforjoy.blogspot.com/2012/05/say-it-with-lettersthe-ooh-la-la.html I printed it out on some 8x10 card stock and used some Mod Podge to stick it to the bottle. The bottle is an empty wine bottle I scored last Fall from The Olive Garden (They give away empties) and I had the jute and ribbon already. So basically this project cost me the ink in my printer.
My hubby cut the wood for this tray and I painted it with the same latex paint I used on my bead board. We used Gorilla wood glue to hold it together rather than nails. I sanded it to make it look a little rustic and added some drawer pulls from Lowe's. I didn't screw them into the wood as I didn't want to see the silver screws on the inside of the tray. I used some adhesive and glued them on instead. It is kind of supposed to be a magazine tray but I thought it would be great as a perfume tray. I am mean and banned my cute dog from my bed and told the kids they could no longer hang out in my room and watch tv. Red hides a lot but white is so unforgiving. I actually love that this is my sanctuary that I don't have to share anymore. I still let the kids climb in bed with me and watch tv sometimes but I have TAKEN BACK my room and I love it!!

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