Anthony's parents were in town for Easter but before they came, I wanted to gussy up our guestroom - not that it needed any gussying up, I just needed a project. :) Sounds great, right? The motivation to take on this minor makeover came the day I found out they had found tickets and their visit was a part of reality...aka 2 months ago. The problem was that I just didn't have time to do what I wanted - more decorative pillows, a roman shade, lamps... Well, I found time...a few days before their plane touched down. The thing about last minute projects like this though is that, being a frugalista, deals are hard to find. But, lucky for me, my guardian angel is also into interior design - the heavenly kind - and she pulled some strings for me. :)
I've been hopelessly coveting this striped fabric over at Hancock Fabrics for a year now, but at $35 a yard, it was never my idea of "worth it", me thinking I could get half a weeks groceries for that price. Well, I happened to walk in three days before Anthony's parents arrived and to my utmost joy and excitement, it was on sale for $8 a yard! Still a little more than I'd like to spend, but since I only needed a little over a yard, who could complain! Not me! Plus, I got two pillows and a 'faux' roman shade (more details on that next time) out of it!
Home I went to whip up two new decorative pillows using my striped fabric for the front and some of the white shower curtain I used to make these pillows last month for the back.
Here are our new striped sensations:
The lighter blue in them matches our existing duvet cover perfectly and they add some "wow" factor into the room! They also draw attention away from the bare walls, which we're not hammering into anytime soon since we're trying to sell this house. The less holes to spackle over, the better on moving day.
You might've also noticed that the headboard got a coat of white. It went from this:
The end tables were also added awhile ago (found clearanced for $10 each) and won't stay dark for long either...just not sure what color they'll be yet...silver leafed? mustard or pale yellow with a glaze finish? light green? white with a painted pattern? There are so many ideas in this little noggin', it's hard to tell what will happen. :)