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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Master Bedroom Pillows

Last July after we moved into the house, we shopped for furniture and a new bed for our master bedroom. We found what we wanted for a good price at Furnitureland South in High Point. These were the first furniture items we bought for our new home after the couch, love seat, and table which we considered essential. Those we had in the house about a month or so before we moved in. I had a queen mattress and wicker dresser (which are now in our guestroom) that we lived out of until our bedroom stuff was delivered in August/Sept. I found a duvet cover that I thought would be so perfect in our room from Pottery Barn. Now I don't normally buy things from pottery barn because they are so darn expensive but I made an exception because it would go so well and was exactly the look I was going for, plus of course it is good quality.

Anywho on to the pillows... so I took a sample of the duvet to my parents house when I visited in the Spring so my mom and I could go shopping for fabric and make pillows! We went on an all day  shopping trip to Orlando to a bunch of fabric stores and found some great fabric for the master bedroom pillows and also for living room pillows and curtains which I will post about soon.

We returned to my parents house and got to work measuring and cutting the fabric and then sewing it all together on my mom's sewing machine. I do not know how to sew but she was showing me a few things because I would like to get a sewing machine of my own soon.

I saw an idea at All Things Thrifty to make a pintucked pillow. It was super easy to do - you just turn your pillow fabric inside out and pinch up a little bit the fabric and tie with string. You can pinch more or less and do lots of these or just a few depending on the look you are going for.

I think they turned out fabulous and really add to the room. We still have things we want to do to such as hang some pictures. You can see my bridal portrait on the floor where it has sat for a year waiting to be hung, don't judge me :)  I also need to find a bedskirt... then I could hide the cords under the nightstands. I found the lamps, vase, 3 pictures over our bed, and bench at HomeGoods of course! You should have seen us trying to squeeze that thing in the saturn. The basket tray was a gift and I need to figure out what to put in it that is fairly unbreakable. Any suggestions??

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  1. You could put a few candles in the tray.

  2. You can never have too many pillows on your bed! Great idea, thanks for sharing!

  3. How beautiful! I'm working on adding pillow's to my master as well, so thank you for the inspiration =)

  4. REally the gathered pillow.

  5. love the whole look! is the duvet cover the sausolito one? and is it easyto care for?
    also with the pintuck pillow is it a purple or coco color?

  6. Hi Wendy, Yes I believe it is called Sausolito and I love it. PB bedding is such high quality and the cover can be pulled off and just go in the wash. The pinktuck pillow is a light brown color. :)


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