April has been a full month and it’s flying by faster than you can say Quidditch. I can’t believe that my birthday is right around the corner and temperatures are already reading the 90’s. It seems like it goes faster and faster with every year… all the more reason to keep tabs on what’s going on in my life.
Anticipating: a full weekend of friend time and projects.
Booking: my flight to Vermont in June.
Changing: big chunks of my novel in draft two.
Drinking: decaf blueberry coffee.
Eating: kelp noodles.
Feeling: tired and inspired.
Grateful: for extraordinary provision.
Happy: I finally sprung for Adobe Cloud.
Ignoring: the voice in my head that says it will never happen.
Jumping: into a huge project full of unknowns.
Knitting: another endless blanket.
Listening: to ZZ Ward, Mumford… and Technotronic (don’t judge).
Making: final touches to my bedroom redo.
Noticing: my clothes fitting better after 6 weeks.
Optimizing: every free moment.
Practicing: my French accent.
Quizzing: my brain over at lumosity.com.
Ready: to start painting cabinets.
Satisfying: my carb cravings with brown rice pasta.
Thinking: about the next storyline on the horizon.
Using: washi tape like it’s going out of style.
Visiting: old friends and new ones.
Working: on new products for the Etsy shop.
X-ing: unrealistic expectations off my to do list.
Yielding: to my doodling cravings.
Zooming: through a re-read of all seven Harry Potters.
When I moved into my new-to-me house, I inherited a bisque-y beige-y palace. At first, it was refreshing because the last few places I lived had brightly colored walls in colors that weren’t exactly my style. So the neutral monochromatic thing worked for a while… until I began to crave some color. That’s when the master bedroom redo project began!
Here’s the before:
Now, you got to see a preview of the wall color and one DIY art project HERE. Next up has everything to do with this fun fabric that I snatched up on clearance ages ago, with no project in mind. I love the colors… and even more, I love coffee!
After the bedroom began to take shape, it became pretty obvious that the bed needed some more color. The brown leather throw pillows were too close in color to the head board so I decided to give them a new look. I started by taking the cases off the existing pillows to get the measurements I needed for the new cases.
Width-wise, the fabric was the perfect dimension to leave on the selvage and just fold in half so I only needed to sew up the long sides and hem the opening.
I went back and forth between zippers and buttons for closures, but in the end, I opted for simple ribbon ties.
I just pinned them were I wanted them then sewed away, going back and forth a couple times to make sure they’re good and secure. Singe the ends of the ribbons a bit if you want to make sure you don’t end up with fringe.
And there you have it! Voila! Literally a 10 minute project.
And here they are in the natural surroundings… that middle pillow is now screaming out for a new outfit.
What’s your vote? Color? Solid? Pattern? Fur of some kind? Help!