I have been feeling so DIY of late. As I have mentioned before I do not sew and am always in awe of those of you that can.
I wanted to add some color (yep, the white chippy girl is adding color) to my lake themed guest room. As some of you know we live in a lake town that years ago was just that a Lake town. The only thing in this town was the big lake and lake cottage homes around it. Now it is built up and suburbia but I still love that I live in a lake town. So I wanted my guest room to reflect a lake theme. I always think of red, blues and checks and stripes when I think of a lake cottage.
I actually am pretty proud of myself I took some table clothes and napkins I bought and made them into curtains and a couple of pillows!!!!! I pulled out my Sears Kenmore Sewing Machine I have had since I got married 32 years ago and measured and began sewing some straight lines!!! No frills just some straight lines but I was able to accomplish some drapes and a couple of pillows.
Don't be threatened my dear sewing bloggers I've got nothing on any of you that can sew. I was just proud I could accomplish what I did.
|Got these red and white check table clothes and napkins for less than I would have spent on fabric. Most of the seams already sewn for me!! Yeah!!! Nothing screams summer lake house like red and white checks|
|I apologize for these grainy pictures but the way the light streams in this room it is hard to get a good shot with my camera without a special lens. Anyway you can see the drapes and the pillows I sewed!!!!!|
|I love my new cute checked pillows.|
|Got this at the flea market last week end and had some extra red and white check fabric left. Soooooo the hubby painted the legs and then we covered that salmon colored top with the red check fabric left overs.|
|Much cuter in the red and white check. That salmon color had to go!!!!|
|This was my dresser painted with the milk paint that chipped and I hemmed and hawed about painting it red to tie the room together with red.|
|I am not sure I love it better red but it does tie the room together. I did like the chippy blue but I think the red pops more in the room. I can always re paint it. I am going to live with it for awhile and see how I feel.|
|While at the flea market I also picked up this vintage Bingo Game everything still inside and in the plastic. It was never opened. I added this vintage bingo game with the other vintage lake toys.|
|This was my most prized find at the flea market. This little lady was selling this 1960's bikini. I loved this so much so I purchased it for $5 and hung it in the lake guest room. It has the cutest white vintage buttons to hook the top.|
|Another great find was this aqua blue vintage telephone. I loved the color and it works. Loved the old princess phones.|
|Looks like someone else wants to feel like she is on vacation in the lake guest room.|
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