Monday, April 27, 2015

Gray Accent Wall

If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you know I love a good accent wall.  It can add some contrast to an otherwise flat room.  Our master bedroom has a very light wall color.  I love how much sunlight it gets during the day but it can make the room feel washed out sometimes.  I wanted to give it some depth.  I thought a darker wall color behind the bed would do exactly that.

 

I love the contrast of the darker wall now.  I wanted to change the metal wall art that was above the bed.  It was dark and thought something lighter would be better.  I spotted this mirror at Target.  It fits perfectly in this spot.  The mirror is an antique gold color so it contrasts against the gray.  I like how it reflects the chandelier too.
 


I can see the end ahead.  A few more details to add before I think I can call it done.

Check out the progress in the master bedroom:
Master Bedroom Plan
DIY Fabric Trimmed Curtains
New Plan
Progress
New Desk
DIY Acrylic Tray 
Bedding Options
White Pintuck Bedding
DIY Placemat Pillow
Another Placemat Pillow

 
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Another Placemat Pillow

It's Friday.  It's Friday.  The end of the week and the last day.  At least for the work week anyway.


You may remember I bought three placemats from Target.  Two of them I stuffed here and they easily became pillows for the master.  The third pillow wasn't double sided.  It was only one layer so I couldn't just stuff it.


Since it was only one layer, I needed another fabric to become the back.  I had some extra fabric leftover from an Ikea curtain that I could use.  It was about 54 inches wide and each side was finished.  This was perfect for an envelope closure.  I didn't have any extra zippers laying around so that wasn't an option.  I wanted to use what I had.


The placemat was 14 x 19 and wasn't quite big enough for my 12 x 20 pillow insert.  Using a seam ripper, I opened up all the seams to give me the biggest surface area possible.


Since my pillow insert was 12 x 20, I cut my fabric 13 x 20.  I was going to go 21 in length so I would have a half inch seam allowance all around, but when I opened the seams, the corners weren't squared.  For the white fabric, I just cut it in half width wise to get two even pieces and laid it on my placemat fabric so I could cut it to the same size.  I overlapped the finished edges in the middle and trimmed the outsides so they matched the placemat fabric.  Once the pieces were all matched up, I pinned the two together to keep them from moving.  Make sure you are pinning right sides facing in.


A quick run through the sewing machine to attach the pieces and I was all done. I flipped the pillow cover right side out and inserted my pillow form.


The back has a nice, deep envelope closure.



It looks great with the other two coordinating pillows I made.



It's got a subtle chevron pattern to it and goes nicely with the medallion print of the other two pillows.



So glad I found an affordable option for throw pillows.  I still may add a couple bigger ones but for now these are perfect. 

Check out the progress in the master bedroom:
Master Bedroom Plan
DIY Fabric Trimmed Curtains
New Plan
Progress
New Desk
DIY Acrylic Tray 
Bedding Options
White Pintuck Bedding
DIY Placemat Pillow 

 
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Pink Headboards

Pink headboards always draw me in when browsing online.  They really add a striking pop of color to a bedroom.  I was never one for light pinks but I tend to gravitate towards hot pink while shopping in stores.  These headboards may make you think twice about the color.  Whenever I makeover my daughter's bedroom, I think a pink headboard would be a winner.


I really love this tufted version.


This pink talks in this black and white bedroom.


Pink really looks great in this shared bedroom.  Even the ceiling is pink!


This painted version really steals the show.


This painted metal one glams up a big girl room.


Hello pretty curved nailhead headboard.  The best part?  It's a DIY!


This is one gorgeous pink and white patterned headboard.  I wouldn't mind having one for myself.


What do you think about pink?  Too girly or just the right amount of color?

 
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Monday, April 20, 2015

DIY Placemat Pillow

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what pillow formation I want to use on our bed in the master.  I've been searching online for fabrics and even Etsy for pillow covers.  I showed you a while ago the pillow cover I liked at West Elm but it sold out before I could get my hand on it.


Well last week I was walking though Target.  On a last minute whim, I walked through the kitchen linens.  They had a great assortment of cloth napkins and tablecloths.  I came across a few I liked and grabbed them up.


I loved the patterns on these and the two fabrics coordinate perfectly.  I knew throw pillows were in order.

To make them I grabbed my seam ripper and a few old toss pillows I had stuffed in a closet and wasn't using anymore.  I started by using the seam ripper to open a side seam.  I made the hole just big enough to get my hand in.


I opened an old pillow and removed the stuffing.  I fluffed it up some and stuck it into my new pillow.  After the pillow was stuffed to my liking, I stitched the hole back up.  I now had a simple toss pillow.  You can see it coordinates with the chevron pillow I already had.


I like the pillow in the family room too.  With my accent color being blue throughout the house, I can use it anywhere.




Simple pillow right?  I always try to think outside the box when looking for fabric.  It could come in sheets, napkins, placements, and tablecloths.

Check out my napkin pillow covers here.


Check out the progress in the master bedroom:
Master Bedroom Plan
DIY Fabric Trimmed Curtains
New Plan
Progress
New Desk
DIY Acrylic Tray 
Bedding Options
White Pintuck Bedding

 
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Get The Look: Z Gallerie Sapphire Saturation

I mentioned to you last week about getting the new Z Gallerie catalog.  One of the last photos is of this gorgeous blue, white, and chrome dining room.  Swoon.  They call it Sapphire Saturation.



I absolutely love the color scheme here.  The dark navy blue against the clean look of the white really pops.  Z Gallerie is a little rich for my wallet but that doesn't stop me from getting ideas from their catalog.

I pulled a few pieces from around the web to re-create this look on a more affordable budget.



 
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Monday, April 13, 2015

White Pintuck Bedding

Happy Monday!  It always seems like the weekend flies by.  I didn't do much.  It was a lazy weekend for me so not much happened around the house.  I did get some cleaning in though.  Boring, I know.

On Friday I picked up some new bedding for the master bedroom makeover.  I showed you some options I had last week.  I had decided on the ruched bedding from Walmart.  I went in for it on Friday and walked out with something different.  Next to the ruched bedding was pintuck bedding.  I had always liked this texture so I went for it.  It jumped in my cart.  I couldn't wait to get it onto our bed.  This set got great reviews and was cheaper than some of the more expensive designer brands.

The white instantly made our room look lighter.  It already gets a lot of sun in here so it was bright.  This is a comforter set, which I wasn't going for, but it was nice to just throw the comforter on instead of fighting with a duvet and cover.  I loved that the comforter actually hangs over the side of the bed.  Since we have a pillowtop mattress, it's hard to find a cover that isn't too short.
 

With all the dark furniture, I wanted the bedding to remain airy.

 
Look at those pintucks.  I think I made a good last minute decision.  I asked hubby if he liked it too.  He replied, "If you like, I like it."  He knows what to say right?


I plan to buy some pillows to add some color to the bed.  I don't want it to be all white.


Love this new view of our bed.

 

I think a dark gray accent wall behind the bed is next.  Oh, and that metal wall decor will hopefully become a mirror.


Check out the progress in the master bedroom:
Master Bedroom Plan
DIY Fabric Trimmed Curtains
New Plan
Progress
New Desk
DIY Acrylic Tray 
Bedding Options
 
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Hello Mirror Of My Dreams

I got the newest catalog from Z Gallerie this weekend.  Let's just say I about drooled the whole way through.  

One thing that really caught my eye was this Fiamma mirror.


Isn't it gorgeous?  It's huge coming in at 50 inches wide.  I wanted it until I saw the price tag of $499.  I don't know about you, but that's a little out of my price range.  I decided to take a look around and see if any of their other mirrors were better suited for my wallet.

I've seen this one around the web quite a few times.  It's the popular Devon priced at $229.  I love the smaller beveled mirrors around the outside.


I also love this Avila mirror.  It would look like the sun shining on your wall.  Price tag on this one is $299.  Still a little much for me.


I really like all these mirrors but I know I can find one similar at a much better price.  I'm looking to replace the metal piece above our bed in the master.  I see cool mirrors all the time in Homegoods and TJ Maxx.

 
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

White Bedding Options

Hey ya'll.  Yeah, I'm still here.  I was taking a little bloggy break.  Life got in the way.  There hasn't been much going on around the house so I didn't want to force anything here on the blog.  It felt good to step away for a bit.
So back to the master bedroom.  It's still unfinished.  I think my initial jump on a project is fun but then I get bogged down with so many ideas that I push it aside.  My next thing to look for is bedding.  Remember here I told you about how I was liking white bedding.  We were out of town with the kids last week for spring break.  The master bedroom had white bedding.  Even though it was white and simple, it felt so luxurious and clean and crisp.  That stay confirmed it was white bedding I wanted.  I've started searching to see what my options are without breaking the bank.

Look at this ruched comforter set from Walmart.  Yep, I said Walmart.  It looks more expensive to be so affordable.  I love the ruching.  Even if the bed isn't perfectly made and ironed, the ruching makes it look intentional.  I wasn't initially going for a comforter so I'm not completely sold on it.  To me it's easier to wash a duvet cover.


Bed, Bath, and Beyond has a similar ruched comforter set but for twice the price. It includes more pieces though.


 I saw this simple duvet cover at Target.  Since it is so simple with the pattern or embossing, it would give a chance for the other pillows and accessories to shine.


Another option from Target I liked was this seersucker duvet set.


Another simple duvet cover set from Overstock.


Of course I'll check Homegoods to see what they have as well.

Do you have any suggestions for places to check?  What's your take on white bedding?

Check out the progress in the master bedroom:
Master Bedroom Plan
DIY Fabric Trimmed Curtains
New Plan
Progress
New Desk
DIY Acrylic Tray

 
You're reading White Bedding Options by Andrea, originally posted on Decorating Cents.  If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Andrea on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin, and Hometalk.
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