A long time ago I posted the beginning of my spare bedroom makeover here. I haven’t done much with the walls because I’m still afraid of putting holes in those plaster walls! Nonetheless, with the IKEA bedding, lamps I displayed here, and headboard it looks like this.
Remember the first pillow I sewed here? I whipped up a few more for the bed.
What should I do with the walls? Remember that with these plaster walls there isn’t a lot of room for change.
When I started out remodeling our spare bedroom I bought two lamps from the thrift store. I paid $2.50 for the short one and $5 for the tall one.
I took what I learned from Ryan Taylor when we redid my office lamps here. So first I taped the cords and hardware and then I spray painted them with primer – in this case, automobile primer because it was what we had.
After I spray painted them white, I bought $10 shades and hot glued fabric to them.
I had to pleat the fabric on this shade because the top and bottom were not the same width – deceptive little shade.
Have you redone your own lamps?
(If you look closely you’ll see the shade we chose for the walls. I promise we’ll reveal the rest of the room soon!)
I hadn’t heard of Peonies until I moved in with Doug. He has two Peony plants but his neighbors have tons. All throughout the older neighborhood Peonies thrive.
It wasn’t until I started dabbling in party planning did I learn that Peonies are such a prized flower. It makes sense – they are full of luscious layers and they are in full bloom for only a week or so. (At least in our yard.) Since they come and go so fast, this year I wanted to follow them from Spring to Summer.
Don’t their folds look like tissue paper? They are such a delicate flower – sadly, most of ours are already gone – Peony petals are spread all over our lawn from the fierce wind.
Hello, Goodbye Peonies.
Once I learned to sew, I started making pillows for our gray and yellow spare bedroom. I used the same tutorial to create a rustic pillow for my fathers. I thought they could put them in their campers.
Very manly, no?