It has been a challenge to find bedding, so I have purchased several fabrics and am trying to work out the logistics of making quilts or duvets. Since my imagination is not working quickly enough, I am going to put my thoughts and ideas down here and post progress as it gets worked out. Please leave comments and suggestions.
We moved into our current home 2 years ago and unfortunately I have not given much attention to their room. Their furniture and accessories coordinated very well in our other house.
Here is a blast from the past (This tiny little room was only theirs for 3 months before we moved) :
The missing "A" in Amelia was pulled down during a restless nap time. While changing Amelia's messy diaper my creative husband made up a jingle about the scenario.
Please humor me by silently (or loudly) singing this to the tune of Jingle Bells:
"Mia lost an A, Addy pulled down
Olivia thought it was funny and she danced around.
Oh! Jingle bells Mia smells, Addy laid an egg,
Tricycle lost a wheel, Olivia took ballet"
The "A" will return soon, I just need to remember to bring the extra strength double stick tape from the basement and affix it to the wall again.
This hutch-like dresser is going to be painted and used in their revamped room. A night stand will be painted to match this.
Since the walls will remain beige (for now) I am taking votes on colors for this hutch.
Please comment with your choice!
- Green (in between avocado & sage green)
- Red (burgundy/maroon to match the curtains)
- Antique White to match their matching twin bed frames
Also, the pulls are going to be sprayed with antique copper to match the ovals on the twin beds (see below). They would show up best on the green or AW, but would blend in with red. Will making it red be too much red? I am thinking green for this piece. HELP. ME. PLEASE!!!
Here is a picture of their unassembled twin headboard (the foot board is the same only shorter):
These beds were originally painted brown and used in my uncle's room then they were painted white and passed onto my sister and I and . After years of use the paint was flaking & they needed a lot of elbow grease to restore their beauty.
Here are fabrics I have chosen to use as throw pillows and bedding:
The red and ivory pillow on the far left came with matching bed skirts. They are by Waverly and were a crazy good Craigslist find $15.00 for 2 twin bed skirts and 2 throw pillows (all brand new).
The vintage printed panels are from eBay. They will become pillows and possibly framed artwork for the walls. Some will also be added to the existing valances (see below)
- Decal on wall that says "TWINS count your blessings two by two"
- Cherry blossom tree decal from EBay on white closet doors to tie in blossoms on curtains?
- Chair rail added with either paint or other treatment below to add interest?
- Hire Candice Olson from Divine Design to make this perfect? Nah, that would be too easy!