Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My shabby chic pillows

I have spent the last several hours in my sewing room. Oh boy did that feel good or what? I made this little button tufted number out of matierial cut from a thrift store sham purchased for 25 cents. I couldn't resist the roses.
This bigger ruffled number is also recycled from an antique chenille bedspread. The rose fabric was new from Joanne Fabrics. I am sooooo happy with this one. I purchased the bedspread at an antique store for $10 knowing that I could use it for pillows but it turned out better than I thought. I have enough medallions to make many more pillows and lots of solid chennille too.
Back of the chenille pillow.
I wish the spread would have worked on one of my beds but I think this way it will work on all 3 of them just fine! I started working on the guest bedroom today. I have the new old white chenille bedspreads cleaned and on the beds and a little more decorating started but no pics until it's finished.
I will let you in on a little secret though. The pics above are of one of the beds in the room, the full size solid walnut bed that my dearest groom made me on our first Christmas 32 years ago. I am absolutely positively sure that it won't turn white in my lifetime. Robin had borrowed it for her guestroom when she first bought her house and it took a few months for her father to find out and he made me get it back immediately!! We have a whole building full of walnut lumber (and cherry and some oak also) drying now for many many years so he can make me a dresser to go with it but I guess it hasn't dried out enough!!!


Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh Becky- I came over to thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, and I see this... You ROCK!! Those pillows are GORGEOUS.
I love sweet pickles.... I may have to try your recipe! It sounds pretty easy!!
I've enjoyed my visit with you so much- please stop by my place again anytime!!!

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Well Paula I am not sure if I can come back over there cause I am scared of snakes!!!! Just kidding...Thanks for visiting!!

Between you and Sage and your snakes in the henhouse, I am not sure if I need to keep my hens!!

Happy snake hunting!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Awesome pillows!!!

M ^..^