My New (vintage) Bedroom
I've been bored of my bedroom for a while now. My pillows were king size, too big for my queen bed. My old bedding was a little dark with tones of army green, rust, and wheat.
I do like the way the pillows are firm and stand up against my headboard but they needed a makeover. Stay tuned for a really boring tutorial of how I changed them:
Out with the Old, in with the Older
The pillows were custom made for a model home in my area. I had to cut the back off and slip out the pillow form which turned out to be a king bed pillow.
I wasn't really scientific with my method. I just placed the pillow case I wanted to use on the pillow to measure and started to cut, making sure to cut more filling that outside fabric.
A serger would have been perfect for this last part but I just have a regular sewing machine. First, I used a straight stich with a 1/4" seam allowance.
I used a zigzag on the smallest stitch setting, right along the edge. The pillow was a little bulky so I had to push it along.
Now, my bed looks a lot brighter and fresher. And, my pillows aren't knocking my lamp over any more. :)
I'm also working on a gallery wall in my bedroom. It has two original oil paintings and a plastic flower that I found at thrift shops, a cute butterfly print, a yarn pear tree, vintage sheet in an embroidery hoop and my first attempt at watercolor, the Newport Beach LDS Temple.
I sprayed the two frames a pretty light turquoise blue. I want to do some more sheets in hoops along the bottom. Any other advice? It's really a work in progress. Oh, and they are more symmetrical in real life, I was just standing at a weird angle.
My next bedroom project is a duvet cover made from 2 floral vintage sheets. I just can't decide which two I want.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I'm going to Bloggy Boot Camp Las Vegas on Saturday so I'm hoping I can get lots of tips for improving the blog. As always, feel free to email me/comment with any suggestions. I aim to please :)