Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Pillows for their Sweet Heads...

After painting my girls dressers a pretty aqua shade a couple of weeks ago, I decided that portions of their matching twin bed linens "had to go." Since I am forever on a tight budget, I managed to redecorate frugally.

First, I found this cute fabric at Hancock's - $3.75 a yard! Yes - Three dollars and 75 cents -54" decorator fabric. Love a great sale!!



So, I made a couple of cute pillows...


and covered a chair cushion...



And sewed a couple of curtains to cover some clutter.......

(Oops - still see clutter - didn't make it quite large enough, did I? - or maybe I need to sew enough panels to cover the entire teenage room?!)

Then, I splurged a little and ordered this beautiful fabric from Joanns .......
(around $10 a yard, on sale)

With the waverly fabric, I made two Euroshams.....


I found fun matching shag pillows at TJMaxx....


Then threw them all together on the twin beds....


Looks nice, doesn't it? And more importantly, my girls like the new look.


Here is the "before"......


And here is the "after".........

And some photos with natural light (excuse my pitiful camera).

The side lamp (ikea) is too large for the table - but, for the time being, it keeps my daughter's books well-lit.





And "yes" that is a chimney running thru the middle of their room in our 160 year old house. I mentioned my son's personal chimney here. Have a great day!



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22 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Ok, not fair! Not only can you paint beautifully but you can sew too?!

I love the fabrics you chose and how everything turned out!

Kat :)

Staci J said...

it looks great! I LOVE the colors you used and the pillows are the perfect accent. Visiting from justsewsassy.com

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sissie said...

The bedding looks perfect. I love the colors.

hugs
Sissie

Jenny said...

You have done a great job, the fabrics are lovely. Well done, I am sure your girls love it.

Sjn said...

The beds look fab! Love both fabrics, especially the Waverly. I saw that at Joann's too, it's a great color.
I just ordered some fabric to reupholster a chair and make a couple pillows and a chair cover. Can't wait for it to come in.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Trish, I love the new look with the new pillows. I am sure your girls love it.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Such a sweet and lovely redo. Love the great mix of pillows! Did you decorate the lampshade too? It looks unique.

Farmgirl Paints said...

You have been busy. Looks really cute. Fresh and sweet come to mind:)

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

So cute! Will you sew some pillows for my room! = )

I especially love the waverly fabric! Worth the splurge!

trish said...

Oh Trish! I love what you have done. Such cute fabric and goodness what a fabulous price!! :o)
I hope you are off to a great week.
Sincerely ~ Trish

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Dear Ann @makethebestofthings,

That lamp is actually too big for that table - it needs to be moved. That is an IKEA lamp and lampshade from a few years ago.

-Trish

Olive Cooper said...

Trish, the room looks fresh and young. I like it very much. olive♥

Mindy M. Harris said...

beautiful room!! looks like a pottery barn kids ad. awesome. wish i could sew..

Rene said...

I love what you have done with this room. The colors and the fabrics are all so pretty.

-Rene

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Wow Trish I love what you have done with the fabrics. The colors are so pretty together! Fantastic job. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is such a pretty room~you did a great job decorating it. The colors and fabrics you chose are lovely.

And the chimney just adds character. :)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Trish, Just wanted to let you know I featured your teen room today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly apprecite it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Debbie said...

I can totally relate to the room revamp for a teen...I just did my sons and OH it feels so good!!~ Your daughters looks great, love the pillows!

Erin said...

Wow it looks fantastic! You have such a talent, your girls are so lucky! The fabrics you chose are PERFECT, the colors are great. And I LOVE how they look with the pink!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness I love your pillows!
You can make fabric go along way,
with all your good ideas.
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

shopannies said...

Love the color of the material brings together charm, country and vintage perfect for a teen girls room

 
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