Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sewing Room Details

I always wanted a real girlie, girl room for my girls but they all went with other ideas. My eldest loves the dairy cow look, the second lilac with her collection of bunnies, the third a more practical country blue and tea cups. But I like the country shabby look.

I had been on the search since last September for a re-made quilt or anything not white, for this room. There is this fantastic decorating store north, outside the city which specialises in country Victorian look and is super reasonable. But I did not like any of the quilts in there. All chucky squares in pink.

This set was in the spring/summer Sears Catalogue for $129.00/ double set. Not bad but I was not willing to spend that amount of money. It would be $150. with the taxes. The fall/winter book came out and it had dropped to $97.00, less then $115.00 with taxes. I saved up and ordered it. I was thrilled when it came. Both the quilt and shams are reversible, having a small print of roses on the underside.

Before I bought the quilt I found at the local quilt store, south of us, this fabric. Almost identical to the back of the quilt. It is called The Country Garden and comes in many different pink and green prints. I bought two meters of this at $12.95/m. I am going to make a valance for the window and one for the shelving frame, to bring the pink into the room.

This chair I bought at an antique barn when I was about 17. It was painted a chipped black and had no seat. I had my Dat to make a wooden seat and I designed and needlepointed this cover when I was 18 (and had  a lot of time on my hands). There is a stool to match. This little gem has been in my dining room in the corner where no one ever saw it. It will be my sewing chair. By the way I payed $8.oo for the chair. It had Queen Victorian legs.

This brief case is a lawyer case, very wide. Twice a year the city has a " put it on the curb to get rid of it" thing. You can put items on the curb and they stay there all week, and then the city comes and collects items a donates good things to charity and trash to the dump. I picked this up near Dearest work. It is leather and old. It smelt like an attic. I washed and washed it, had it outside with a dryer sheet in it for a month. Now it does not smell ( except like a dryer sheet!). It is housing the youngsters books that I use for teaching.

So these are a few details of my new room.


Gill - That British Woman said...

just love the whole look, it's me to a "T"


Buttons said...

Oh I really love it it is very pretty. I could sit in there all day. B

Andrea Bees and Buttercups said...

Very pretty. It is amazing your fabric matches so well! I'm going to try a dryer sheet with my youngest's slippers! love,andrea

Janet said...

Very Pretty !

Jane and Chris said...

It has all come together beautifully!
Jane x

Monique Elisabeth said...

Such wonderful details !! I love the bedcover and the fabric. Great work on the chair. It looks so pretty.
Have a wonderful day.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

It's looking to pretty! Love the colors. . .

Deana a.k.a. Blessings said...

simply lovely! As others have commented " I could set and relax" there...something about the pink & green is very girlie, very calming!

Paula said...

It's looking great. I'd love a room like that.

Karen said...

Our municipality has those anything goes garbage pickups in the spring and fall, but if you care caught touching anything you can be charged! I put a "FREE" sign on my junk and a lot of people are starting to do that.

Anonymous said...

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I'm not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I'd post
to let you know. The design look great though!

Hope you get the issue solved soon. Kudos

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