Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Guest Room and Office Makeover

A few months back the ladies over at Decor Steals shared a Miss Mustard Seed pick.  It would seem that this Miss Mustard Seed (aka Marion) has the magic touch.  If you have never been over to her house tour on her blog I would highly recommend that you click on the the link above.  You won't regret it. She has the most wonderful style and her photography skills are beyond amazing.

So anyway, I order quite often from this site, as it really seems to cater to excellent prices on unique decor items. I personally can tell you that everything I have bought so far has been of excellent quality.

These are just a few of the items I have purchased.

Ok wow..I have bought a lot!  Like I said they are a great company!

A couple of months ago I ordered this "grain sack" fabric (pictured above) to finish off the bedding in my guest room. It came in a 3 yard cut and the fabric itself is heavy and thick. I wanted to recover some old bolsters that had come from a model home. They were custom sewn and very well made but the fabric was atrocious. First off, the colors were not my taste. Secondly, the room was decorated in a music note theme, again not my taste.

The top bolster is the original fabric and design. Below is the first finished product in the new fabric.

I was really happy that the new fabric was nice and thick and the old fabric would not show through. I apologize in advance for not taking pictures of the process of sewing the fabric together but next time I sew I will make sure I do. I won't bore you with a step by step in words either. (aren't I thoughtful?) It was a basic straight stitch with a draw string closure.

And here it is all complete!

I'm loving the way these turned out! And, for my first time sewing, I think I did an excellent job! Not to toot my own horn but TOOT TOOT!

Plus I ended up with enough fabric to recover the desk chair and an additional pillow!

Please comment below and let me know what you think...

Linking up to.. Finding Silver Pennies, So Much Better With Age, House on the Way,
Home Stories A to Z

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Feeling Love Again...

First, let me say that I am not one to share my personal life normally, however, over these last four months I have had my world implode a few times over.