Hello everyone! I thought I’d share what I was working on this weekend. We stayed home all weekend and we got sooooooo much done! It was great!
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I’ve been wanting to redo my guest bedroom/office space since I redid it two years ago! Isn’t that terrible! I really didn’t like the bedding or curtains (my husband and daughter picked them out). They weren’t ugly they just weren’t me and I’m the one who uses this room the most!
Anyway….I thought blue toile would be pretty and give me a chance to use my blue transferware. So I’ve been looking and looking for a blue toile comforter (for about a year now) but they were all too expensive! Until I happen to be browsing ebay a few months ago and found this bed in a bag toile set! I paid $60 (for a twin). It includes the comforter, bedskirt, pillow sham and window valance. Perfect!!
Now I’m able to use some of my blue transferware above the window. I used to have other dishes there.
I took these down and I’ll probably just move them to another wall.I decided not to paint the walls because they’re actually a vanilla color and very neutral (besides I don’t feel like it).
The white sheer panel was purchased for under $2 on clearance at Target last year.
I needed a tie back so I made one! I used an old tie back (it used to belong to my daughter and had a glow in the dark star on the end). I also used a decorative furniture applique that I pried off a piece of furniture before donating it to Goodwill and some E600o glue. How’s that for repurposing!
It’s so perfect! There are moments when I’m really, really happy with myself and this is one of them! I just love it!
The top picture I’ve had forever and don’t remember where I got it but the bottom picture I printed out from Vintage Printables. They have all kinds of free pictures. You can print birds, mushrooms, botanicals, eggs, all sorts of things and it’s FREE! Did I mention it’s free?
I’m keeping my budget around $100 for the whole room. I’ll be painting my desk and bookcase and making a few other things. The bedding was the biggest expense and sets the tone for the whole room. I’ll of course post pictures as I go along!
Thanks so much for the suggestions about dyeing my brown linen slipcover. I’m going to go for it! I’d like to take it apart at some point and make a toile one so if it doesn’t workout there’s no harm done and if it does work out it’ll be fun to have a red chair for Christmas! Thanks for stopping by!