Sometime back my daughter bought a house at the beach. In her efforts to keep me from taking over and decorating the whole house, I did have some really good ideas, she said I could do my bedroom. So that's what I've been doing.
It started with a nightstand I found in a consignment shop. It was actually a microwave cart painted an ugly green with a towel rod and wheels. I removed the wheels, which made it just the right height then did a little sanding and faux painting. I used a piece of sponge cut into a small square to do the checked effect on the edge of the table top. Then used a little gold paint brushed in the grooves and all the edges to give it a bit of a worn look.
The next project was a small 3 legged table I wanted to try tiling the top. I used the same colors as the first nightstand. The tiles I found in a "by the pound" tile outlet and the table at a used furniture store.
So my colors were set. Light blue, green and a creamy yellow color and lots of gold accent. Also a little lavender for contrast.
Then came the quilt. I've made crib size quilts before but never a full bed size and this had to be a queen size. I went for a "Shabby Chic" look using various pastels with white chenille trim and inserts. I alternated the colored cotton squares with white chenille. Then tied the squares with various colors of embroidery thread. Of course it came out bigger then I planned and unless it's a chilly night it is too warm for me to sleep under.
I used the scraps from the quilt to make a couple of small throw pillows, one is patches of the cotton squares and the other, chenille with buttons and bows.
Then I put 4 of my 8" x 8" collage samplers on the wall over the bed. Using colors from the quilt and tables.
The room still needed something so I made simple muslin curtains. When I started the curtains I had just bought my new sewing machine and wanted to try out some of the embroidery stitches. So I made several rows of different stitching across the bottom of the curtains using different colors. I then sewed green and lavender ribbons to the top of the curtains to tie onto the black rod iron rings and hung them from a black rod.