Friday, April 3, 2009

an inexpensive little decorating project

Sometimes I get an urge to add something new to my home, but I don't want to add something new to my budget. So that's when a girl's gotta get crafty with what she's already got.

A few years ago, I made these pillows for my bed. The shams are made from a distressed, linen/cotton toile that was so lovely I saved every scrap. And good thing. Because in my recent urge to get crafty, I pulled out the scraps and made these:

I took two dated floral prints that used to hang in our guest room and removed their contents. Then, I simply wrapped the cardboard backing with a bit of the toile fabric and taped it in place.

One of my favorite verses has always been 1 Corinthians 13:13 ~ "...and now these three abide: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of the these is love." So, I printed out the words "love abides" on khaki linen-textured cardstock, attached it to the fabric with double-sided scrapbook tape, and voila! A meaningful little message for the top of the barrister's bookcases in my bedroom. And all for not a penny.

The font, by the way, is Bleeding Cowboy. (I know, so dramatic). I downloaded it for FREE from Scapvillage, the site that has the BEST FONTS EVER.

Got any inexpensive decorating tricks up your sleeve these days?? If so, please share!


Wendy said...

Darling idea! Thanks for sharing! (Love that TOILE!)

Our Funny Farm said...

I am so impressed! This just proves you are my Martha Stewart and all of my boys' nursery window treatments and table skirt prove it too. :)