Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Whites

Happy White Wednesday!  Thought I'd share a few spring updates to our living room, some of which continue my 'thrifty' theme from the previous post. 
Here is the entrance to our living room:

I made two spring pillows from $3 Ralph Lauren floral twin sheets I got at the thrift store.  Sewing the material wrong side out gave them a more faded look.  The couch also has a thrift store chenille spread thrown over it (easier to clean than the slipcover):

A while back I dyed a vintage tablecloth pale pink (thanks to a Shabby Chic DVD episode which taught me how).  Here it is on our round side table:

The ladies from the 'At Home With White' event inspired me to paint some of my existing furniture white.  This column was originally an uninspired beige:

It's a bit 'too' white and pristine right now, so some sanding may be necessary.  But it's a nice change.  I showcased it with some pretty roses in my etched jars:

I also painted this side table that was my grandmother Evelyn's (one of this blog's namesakes).  Last week's photo of my prized shutter didn't showcase it as deserved, so I spruced up the displays surrounding it to include this table:

Here's a bucket I decoupaged with a French graphic.  It's holding last summer's dried hydrangea blossoms:

A glitter star hung next to Sandi's business card:

Some of my French-inspired pillows in the urn:

Lastly, this cute toile pillow I made 2 years ago:

Just a few updates with thrifty finds or items I had on hand. 
Hope you all have a joyous Easter!


Unknown said...

oh such gorgeous vignettes mon amie! you are ever so creative! you KNOW i love the shutter and I have that exact small circular table in my living room! j'adore the French bucket as well. such inspiration here...tfs and happy WW!

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love the way you have accessorized your room. The roses in the etched glass are sooooo pretty! I am visiting from Faded Charm's White Wednesday.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

It all looks so pretty~ I LOVE your shutter!;) Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Unknown said...

...love how it's everyday romance here:)
such pretties...

~ and yes, come for easter asparagus,
and not to worry if it makes it the ruffley tablecloth, as it is completely washable,
besides, good is NOW!!

xo, Rosemary

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Everything in your home is so lovely. I love that you painted that column white. Armed with paint and a brush, we can give almost anything a new "face". I apologize for not getting back to you yet regarding your email. I've had a full plate (which I'll explain via email)but that basket still has your name on it. :) Don't worry.
Thanks for posting my giveaway button. You're the sweetest!
Blessings and Hugs,

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a great job with everything and best of all, you did it all yourself...the pillows, the tablecloth, the table and column. You are not only thrifty, you are talented and creative!!

I hope our weather improves so I can get out into the garage to paint a few pieces I have had all winter. In the mean time, I should learn how to sew!


d e l i g h t said...

Hi Susan, You've done a marvelous job in your living room. I love the pillows in the urn!

All That Jazz said...

It is so great! I love that you use old sheets, too. I've had great luck with finding old floral sheets and using them for pillows. I'm attempting a fun Easter project with them this week. If it turns out I'll post about it next week! ;-)

Margo said...

Soft and pretty! I love the color of the room.

Ido said...

Love your post! What you can do with that column (if you want an old look that is) is apply some dark wax to it, then rub it off. Love everything, your urn, table, shutters, so pretty.
Became your follower.
Have a great day!

Passionate for White said...

I want, need, covet that shutter! :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Susan!!

Your living room looks so stunning yet so cozy and comfy!! You've made it look effortless!

Love your new whites! And, well, just everything!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Janet said...

I love your "thrifty" theme, I think it's the best way to decorate! Everything looks so nice together! Have a blessed Easter!

JaninaCakes said...

Great blog you have here. <3, new follower

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