Remember when I repainted my desk? Perhaps not since I did it a year and a half ago.Well, anyway, since that time, I've slowly been tweaking the colors in my room.
I still loved my wall color but I wanted to add some red touches to my room and take out some of the light pink. It was easy to slowly change the pillows and throws to bring in the red color. If I saw some fabric in the right color I might get a little bit and cover a pillow. This Thanksgiving the last of the pillows were redone and I am so happy with the way it turned out.
Before: Pink and yellow floral quilt, old striped sheets (I've had them since I got the bed. They would have been fine in the "new" room but they were getting worn.), shabby chic pillow, light pink bolster.
After: Blue and white striped L.L. Bean quilt, white lace shabby chic sheets with blue polka dot shams, yo-yo pillow with fabric samples from the other pillow in my room, striped bolster (made from a kitchen towel I found on sale).
Before: Pillow sham that went with the old quilt, light pink chenille throw.
After: Red polka dot pillow, handmade lap duvet (made from this pattern).
The Window Seat:
Before: Shabby chic (?) pillow.
After: Handmade pillow, red Ikea throw.
I hot glued some yo-yos onto the light pink shade to add some color.
For my winter decor I put some yarn balls in my aqua bowl and I put out my snowflake birdhouse.
I don't think I have a before shot of the shadow box but it did have paper butterflies, dried flowers, and postage stamps in pastel colors. The "new" box I covered with scrapbook paper squares and pinned old keys into each square.
This yo-yo garland doubles up as my Christmas tree decorations. I couldn't stand to put it away when Christmas was over so I tacked it up over my closet door.
When I first heard of putting plates on the wall, I didn't like it but after seeing different arrangements on blogs, I've come to like it. The little nest plate was given to me by Bekah, the middle plate is a borrow, and the big bird plate was given to me by my grandmother.
Valentine-y touches are on my desk, pink candle, tea/rose petals print, and the Tasha Tudor book All For Love.
I made this candle embellishment with some buttons I had and jewelry wire.
Another Valentine touch given to me by Miss Frances last year. I love it!
For my "photo" tray I decided to put down scrapbook paper for the time being. It has my blue tea set, an antique doily and a candle for warmth.
I got this hedgehog toy around Christmas. I love hedgehogs and I couldn't resist getting one of these darlings. I made some flocked woodland animals to go in my flower picture frame.
I showed this to you last week, but I love it so much I thought I would show it to you again.