I've been slowly stopping by thrift stores and checking out Craigslist, trying to find things to make this place feel more like home. The only "big" purchase I've made was a desk from Goodwill, which we need to go pick up this morning. Other than that, I have just been collecting clearance fabrics. All of the fabrics I've purchased so far have been under $3 a yard. I love doing this project because it allows me to experiment with colors and styles that I wouldn't normally put in my house.
For the living room, I bought the green stripes for curtains ($1.50 a yard!) and the watermelon stripes for some pillows. These are a little more traditional in color and style, but I have some plans to spice up the living room in other ways!
For Rilo's room, I found this grey and pink striped fabric for her curtain. Then I picked up a floral print to use in the embroidery hoops I picked up for a dollar. Again, these fabrics are totally out of my comfort zone. I'm not a pink girl, nor am I a really floral girl, but I love the idea of trying things out.
I'm hoping to find a dresser I can paint a dove gray for her room. I'll hang some embroidery hoops on the wall and then I would LOVE to make something like this for over her crib area. Martha strikes again.
Aren't they so pretty?! There is a great picture tutorial on her site and they look so easy to make! Check out the tutorial here.