It's been a while since I showed you any progress on my Master Bedroom re-do. I really want to get the doors all painted before I show you the "after" pics and it's been raining every weekend here for what seems like a month! (I'm not complaining) But now that I am free from the constrains of going to work everyday, (I'm feeling much better by the way...thank you again for all of your wonderful comments) I have had the time to get some things done. Still no painted doors but I did make some pillows!
I have been seeing the ribbon and fabric roses around everywhere lately. The ribbon roses are very pretty but I LOVE the look of Gale Payne's shabby fabric roses. You can find her at The Wizard of Once Was. Gale's pillows were the inspiration for my own creations. I wanted to purchase some of her gorgeous pillows but since losing my job, making them was definitely more practical. So... Thanks Gayle for your wonderful inspiration!
This one I made by tearing strips of the fabric and then weaving the strips to form the fabric again. I left the seams on the outside to give it a nice shabby look. The pearls are a vintage bracelet that my mom gave me
This was made from some gorgeous white linen that I got at JoAnne for 50% off. Linen is a wonderful fabric to work with and I love the way it feels on the pillow. I coffee stained some white cheesecloth and made the roses by tearing strips of fabric. There is one rose made from a burlap ribbon that turned out really well too.
This one was made from natural cotton duck, a couple of vintage doilies, more roses and some wonderful gauzy fabric that I am now out of and really bummed. Time to search for something to replace it!!!
In addition to my pillows, I also have a new favorite art piece in the room. I did a swap with the extremely talented Lisa over at Tarnished and Tattered. I have coveted Lisa's beautiful altered bottles for a while now and she agree to do a swap with me!!! This little lovely arrived at my doorstep on Saturday. It is so cool, and she took the time to think about what I might like. I can honestly say... she was spot on!!
The rustic shabbiness of it is so beautiful. Thank you Lisa!!! I LOVE it!!!
Hopefully I will get the bedroom doors painted, and will be able to show you the rest of the bedroom very soon. Have a beautiful day my friends!!