Friday, February 18, 2011

New pillows for my bed and front room

So I haven't been very good about making my bed lately...so I decided to make some new pillows, so it's exciting and new again. I am really bad about putting away my laundry and every night when I get ready for bed I leave all my clothes in a heap on the bench at the end of the bed. Then after two weeks or so go by and the heap is really big, I put them away...and they are all mine, nothing of my husbands. I think I am just so tired by the end of the day, it's all I can do to put myself to bed.

This is after I've fallen asleep on the couch and have woken up at 1am and drag myself up to bed. (These are the nights Heber's at work)... because the nights he's home, I still fall asleep while we are watching tv, but the difference is he gets up and takes my blanket away and flips the light on before he heads upstairs.

And I can say for the past week since I've had my new bedding...my clothes have gotten put away every night. My room is a lot cuter when it's clean.


I made changed my euro pillows to a solid gray.. then I found just enough of this green stripe in my stash to do the front of the standard pillows. I backed them with some tan linen. Then I reused the front pillows from my front room. I love when I can go through my pillow covers and find some that I can reuse.

I am still in love with the mini white linen ruffle. But I am definitely in love with the Menswear look right now too...so I figured I'd do a little of both.
I actually like the tan linen on the back of the stripe. I also love the stripe going horizontally (good thing, cause that's the only way it'd work with how much fabric I had).


Here's the whole bed. I still need to make the new cushion cover for the end of the bed...but that's for another day. The bench at the end of the bed was a coffee table.

Here are new pillows for the front room. The last ones I made (red ruffle) was just for holiday. I knew I wanted something different for the new slipcovers...so this was always the plan, I just barely got around to it. The stripe pillow was a homemade curtain from a thrift store that I got for $3. I cut it up and made pillows. The velvet pillow was from some fabric samples I got from Restore they were 10/$1....so I bought 50 different samples for $5!


This houndstooth pillow (turquoise/cream) was from my pillow cover stash that I had made a few years back.



Close up of the homemade curtain pillow (turquoise/brown)


The center of this pillow was from my 10/$1 sample fabrics



I pieced a bunch of the samples into a footwarmer for my bed...I liked it but it wasn't completely me....so luckily I had sewn a solid gray fabric on the back (reversible). I ended up using that side instead.
 Close up of the footwarmer.

Side note ....here is baby Milo with 2 of my boys and the twins. My boys are begging me to snuggle, so I'd better get going.


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4 comments:

Business-Industry said...

I got a really cute bed set from Linens N' Things by Liz Claiborne. At least I know the quality is good and hundreds of other people won't have it. dorm bedding .

Slipcover Chic said...

Wow, you have totally changed looks in your front room.

Bella said...

Hey Shelley, you did awesome. Of course. :) Your new pillows are beautiful, and your room looks fabulous. I am so happy you came to check out my blog, and even follow it. THANK YOU!!!!

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Comeca Jones said...

I love everything you do!!Seriously!Very nice.