Monday, May 4, 2015

Industrial Boy's Room

As my little boy grows older (he'll be two this month), I keep thinking of ways I could change his room around.  I'm afraid he'll be out of his crib sooner than we think.  We've already removed the front rail from his crib so we're using it as a toddler bed.  I still love the gray and orange color scheme.

Here's a fun boy's room I put together.


 
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Gray Accent Wall

If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you know I love a good accent wall.  It can add some contrast to an otherwise flat room.  Our master bedroom has a very light wall color.  I love how much sunlight it gets during the day but it can make the room feel washed out sometimes.  I wanted to give it some depth.  I thought a darker wall color behind the bed would do exactly that.

 

I love the contrast of the darker wall now.  I wanted to change the metal wall art that was above the bed.  It was dark and thought something lighter would be better.  I spotted this mirror at Target.  It fits perfectly in this spot.  The mirror is an antique gold color so it contrasts against the gray.  I like how it reflects the chandelier too.
 


I can see the end ahead.  A few more details to add before I think I can call it done.

If you need to catch up:
Master Bedroom Plans
DIY Fabric Trimmed Curtains
 Changed Plans
Progress
New Desk
DIY Acrylic Tray
White Pintuck Bedding
DIY Placemat Pillow 
Another Placemat Pillow

 
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Another Placemat Pillow

It's Friday.  It's Friday.  The end of the week and the last day.  At least for the work week anyway.


You may remember I bought three placemats from Target.  Two of them I stuffed here and they easily became pillows for the master.  The third pillow wasn't double sided.  It was only one layer so I couldn't just stuff it.


Since it was only one layer, I needed another fabric to become the back.  I had some extra fabric leftover from an Ikea curtain that I could use.  It was about 54 inches wide and each side was finished.  This was perfect for an envelope closure.  I didn't have any extra zippers laying around so that wasn't an option.  I wanted to use what I had.


The placemat was 14 x 19 and wasn't quite big enough for my 12 x 20 pillow insert.  Using a seam ripper, I opened up all the seams to give me the biggest surface area possible.


Since my pillow insert was 12 x 20, I cut my fabric 13 x 20.  I was going to go 21 in length so I would have a half inch seam allowance all around, but when I opened the seams, the corners weren't squared.  For the white fabric, I just cut it in half width wise to get two even pieces and laid it on my placemat fabric so I could cut it to the same size.  I overlapped the finished edges in the middle and trimmed the outsides so they matched the placemat fabric.  Once the pieces were all matched up, I pinned the two together to keep them from moving.  Make sure you are pinning right sides facing in.


A quick run through the sewing machine to attach the pieces and I was all done. I flipped the pillow cover right side out and inserted my pillow form.


The back has a nice, deep envelope closure.



It looks great with the other two coordinating pillows I made.



It's got a subtle chevron pattern to it and goes nicely with the medallion print of the other two pillows.



So glad I found an affordable option for throw pillows.  I still may add a couple bigger ones but for now these are perfect.

 
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