Monday, February 8, 2010

Taking my mind off of . . . .



I have a few visitors that I need to escape from. They're small, yet very pesky. . and no, I'm not talking about my kids. That's right folks, we have termites. Sad, but true. Apparantly they are very common out here in the desert. Who knew! I'm completely grossed out. I mean, really, I don't want to share my home or any part thereof, especially not the wood that keeps it standing.


So, what do you do when the bug has you down. RE-DECORATE. Nothing says "Go Away Pests" like a new bedspread, some pillows, and a fabulous rust colored mirror. I'm just glad that I had a stud to nail that mirror to. I mean, they could have chewed right through it by now.

I didn't want to re-paint my room, because I really do love the color scheme, but the bed needed some serious help. This comforter is USED. See how flat it is. Kind'a like someone beat it with a baseball bat over and over and over. It has fulfilled it's purpose in life, warming those newly bathed babies, providing comfort for those with colds and the flu, and taking more than it's fair share of spit up. Time to retire oh deflated one.


Before:



AFTER:

Here, we have a touch of Rustoleum American Accents in Cinnamon . . . AAHHH! You can relieve some serious frustration with a can of spray paint and a cute little clearance mirror from Ross for 16.99.

This quilt is SOOO perfect! I snatched it up and gave the other ladies around me the evil eye, just to make sure they knew that it was mine. I may have growled a little. Home Goods, I love you! This quilt reverses to white with brown flowers.

The comforter and shams are from Kohls.

Simply Vera Vera Wang collection {Flora} (on clearance! yippee!)
This is before I hung the mirror.

I sewed the ruffled pillow covers from some blue pillowcases also found at Home Goods.

I sewed these little flowers and added them to this cute lumbar pillow that came with the bedset from Kohls. I'm pretty sure I've hit the limit on flowers and/or ruffles with the golfer around. I may still have a couple of orange pillow ideas floating around in this brain of mine. I'll have to keep them on the side of manly. We'll see if they ever actually translate to fabric and stuffing.

My room feels happy :)

15 comments:

Grace said...

Lovely! The pillows really soften the bed. I like the fabric flowers, you added to the pillow.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It IS a happy room!!! :) Love your pillows. The ruffles are my fave. Thanks for the visit. :)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

No WONDER the room feels happy! It's beautiful! Adorable in the extreme ... you've got a great look going on in there.

Jessi said...

WOW! Love what you did with the mirror and bedding. I am super impressed by your blue ruffle pillows! Thanks for sharing. (and sooo sorry about those pesky guests...hope they leave soon!)

Tricia said...

Ooh Kayleen, your bedroom does indeed look wonderful! I don't know that I would ever want to get up in the morning. Then again, I would so that I could make the bed and see all of that beauty.
Your room makes me happy too!

Hollie said...

I LOVE TUXEDO RUFFLES! Particularly on those pillows! Awesome job Kayleen.

Hillary said...

So cute! Now if you could only make a quick trip to my house and help me with paint colors and a good lesson on how to use my new sewing machine!

Cyndy said...

i love!

Journey of the George's said...

LOVE LOVE the quilt....do you know what brand it is?
I want to redo my bedroom just like this but with turquiose as my accent color.

Glenda said...

when are you coming to Memphis? I need a little tutorial.

Glenda said...

oh, and I really like the update in the bedroom ;-)

Infarrantly Creative said...

I am a big fan of spray paint. I have never tried Cinammon but you are making me want to. I love the lumbar pillow flowers. Perfect way to tie it in. Great serene space.

Kelly said...

I'm not normally a fan of anything frilly, but those blue pillowcases really have me intrigued! They add such great texture. You should sell those!

Kelly

Clint, Marianne, Sage and Charlotte said...

You are so crafty and talented. I love love love it.

Keira Poulsen said...

MMmmm... so yummy! All of it! I love it!