Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It needed a little 'tweaking'!

I wanted to introduce something a little nautical to my bedroom and I found the perfect fabric to make a new pillow.


It brought out the little bit of light blue in my comforter and looked very pretty ...I thought!


( and yes, I know there are fans everywhere...it's Florida! heehee!)


Until I went to the Thrift store and found these new shams!


I wasn't even sure what I would do with them but when I saw they were perfect and 'like new',


I washed them in Lavender scented laundry soap and put them on 2 new pillows that I had in my linen closet.  They are ecru crochet thread over linen.

I fell in love with them. I think they add romance to my bedroom.


And the new pillow? I put it on the chair in my bedroom and it looks nice there.


I love changing things just a little and seeing the results!


Enjoy your day! Change things up just a little....just for FUN!


Anonymous said...

Oh i so do that too! your find is amazing! those crochet shams are brilliant....
i know how to crochet, and you'd think I'd think to make myself a set of those!!!!! duh! you may have just inspired me woman!
thanks so very much! i love your pillows...and the blue one is darling on the chair...and actually better suited to it because of it's size...it's perfect!

well done!
ciao bella
creative carmelina

Cyndi said...

Hi Diane! That blue pillow is lovely and looks great on the chair; and what a fantastic find in the shams. They really work nicely on your bed. Don't you just love the thrift store?



Stacey said...

Very pretty!! Your nautical pillow is what I would call "luxurious nautical". :) I was picturing a sailboat or flag when I saw the title.

Your shams are gorgeous too. What a great find.

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

I love your new shams. They look fab on your bed. What a wonderful find!
I know what you mean, just a little tweaking can really freshen things up.
I hope your day's been super-duper!

Freckled Hen said...

Your room is pretty, I love the pillow you made. It adds a nice splash of color (get it splash-nautical?) and the crocheted pillow shams are pretty, too.

Anonymous said...

I really like the material you chose for the pillow. It looks really nice either on the bed or on the chair. All it takes is changing a few little things to make a big difference!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I love your new pillows! They add just the touch every place you put them. Yes, we must have fans in Texas too!

Bearly Sane said...

Lovely post today Diane...very pretty bedroom and I like the choice of fabric for your pillow...reminds me of coral under the sea!
Thanks for popping by and leaving comments on my dolly and quilt.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Dianne said...

All the pillows are lovely... I love the color of the one you made... but those crocheted shams are gorgeous...

Anonymous said...

Love the crochet pillow shams!! Everything is very pretty!!

M.Kate said...

I totally agree with you Diane, I like changing things up in the house every now and then. It's amazing how fresh things look without costing a leg. Love your bedroom, looks like a dream place :)

Vee said...

The shams do add a touch of romance. What lovely big windows you have in your bedroom. It is good to change things around a bit and I need to do some more of it. I also like the pillow you made. It looks elegantly cozy.

Jenn said...

The pillow you made looks great in the room... the color is perfect! one day I hope to have a lovely room all put together!! =) right now my room is shamefully messy... toys included!! love those little people!

Marie said...

It's amazing what a difference a little change like that can make! Wow. I just love your pillow and I adore those new shams!! Beautiful room!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love the nautical pillow you made and it looks wonderful on your chair. Those shams were an amazing find!

JG said...

Your pillow shams are so attractive! The fabric you chose for the nautical theme pillow that you made is gorgeous!

Thanks for your hints on using Avocados. Today, Avocados are on my grocery list! :)

LaurieStar said...

Those shams are so pretty and so is your bedroom! I have white quilted ones that I love!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your bedroom looks so beautiful, Diane, and the new shams and accent pillow are perfect!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love the pillow. Your bedroom is beautiful.