When my daughter Courtney and her husband Drew purchased their home last year the property came with a guest house situated at the back of their yard. Eventually this will be an “adorable little guest house” but before the remodel it barely qualified as a potential guest house.
This spring marked the beginning of the remodeling process and as with many remodeling projects it has taken much…MUCH…longer than expected.
This sweet little chest of drawers is the only piece of furniture remaining from the very first bedroom suite my Mother and Father-in-Law bought after they were married in 1956.
They purchased it used from a relative and the only information I can get from them is “it was old even back then”. I’m guessing it’s from the 1930’s but so far haven’t been able to find any information on what appears to be an art deco diamond ring design.
Today’s tutorial is from another pillow grouping I made for Bobette. Two floral pillows with 1/4″ piping made from the same fabric and an adorable plaid pillow featuring a center fabric covered button and a pleated corner flange.
One of the benefits of having our little blog shop is the being able to offer cute pre-owned items. It’s like having our own mini estate sale! In The Shopwe call these items Twice Loved. It’s such a thrill knowing these gently used items are getting a new home and a new life!
Today, I’ve listed 5 new/old items in The Shop. All are Twice Loved items except a pair of DIY Pillows Tops that I’ve been intending to make forever and can’t seem to get around to.
1 Red & Cream Reversible Scalloped Queen Quilt
1 Aqua and Gold Decorative Tassle
1 Pair Curtain Panels including Rings
2 Loose Fold Faux Roman Shade Valances
2 New! DIY Pillow Top Kits Continue reading →
Several years ago I accidentally discovered the fact that you can create some pretty amazing designs by playing around with stripes.
I was working with a large piece of fabric that featured a big bold stripe. As I tossed it aside, I noticed it folded in on itself to form a cool pattern. I started playing around with the fabric that eventually ended up being pillows for a boy’s bedroom room and game room.
Of course, manipulating stripes is nothing new – I see it all the time in quilt patterns – but it was new to me!
Recently, I had the opportunity to play around with a bold stripe again. This time using a bright pink stripe for Bobette’s living room. Continue reading →