Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thrift Store Inspiration


Hi everyone! A few months ago I found this red ticking bedskirt at Goodwill.
dustruffle 
It was at about the same time that I decided that I didn’t really like my Blue Toile Room!

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I don’t know what it is but, I love seeing blue and white in other people’s homes. LOVE IT! Tried to do it in my home and never really liked it that much. Same with those rooms that are just shades of white. Love them, every time I try to do anything all white I always wind up adding some color!

So I thought I’d just add the red bedskirt and pair the blue toile comforter with it. I figure it can be blue and red from now on. Then I remembered I had this!

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The bedspread is a vintage one that looks almost like Redwork except instead of the red being stitching it’s chenille. I’ve had this for a long long time!

comforter
The Redwork "Goodnight" pillow is one I ordered from Mary Jane's Farm Store also many years ago (when I had money to blow on such things – I wouldn’t spend that kind of money now).

Redwork
I got the pretty white pillow sham at a thrift store in town (actually got two shams – the smaller one I use on my chaise in the Screened Porch).
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This blue toile planter is also from Goodwill.

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The lamp I’ve had forever - it may have been from Target. I added the brooches and pearls.

nightstand
The print on the top and the one to right are from....you guessed it...thrift stores.

birdprints
The one with the birds sitting on a fence is a Paul De Longpre. He’s more know for his floral paintings so I was thrilled to find this one.

headboard
The headboard is from the thrift store as is the blue mirror (which I painted blue) and the frame around the “Dream” art piece. The window is a salvage find.
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I’m so much happier with this room now that there’s some red in it! All thanks to my $2.52 Goodwill dustruffle!

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I think this is just the beginning!  I think red and blue toile pillows on the bed would be a nice addition and something I can make myself. Maybe a red or blue shade for the lamp?

So many projects so little time!


Thanks for coming by today! Have a great week!

56 comments:

Ann On and On... said...

I love the transformation!
Great job!

ChRiS said...

this came together well....i love the bedspread and bed skirt together what great finds you have found.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

That is such a pretty room! I love that window frame you have hanging in there too. Very pretty!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It's beautiful, Manuela! Wonderful makeover.

Stacey said...

Hi Manuela! A room has to feel like you...now I'd say this looks more like you. I love the red and white!

Kathleen Grace said...

You know I'm the same way?! Love blue in other peoples houses but it has to be paired with red in mine or I just don't care for it. The same with the all white rooms. Maybe I dont have the talent to combine the different shades of white and different textures for interest, but my white rooms bore me until I give them a little color. Love this room and all the gorgeous salvage and thrift goods. I have been keeping my eyes open for a bedskirt at the local SA since I saw the one you got for your bedroom:>)

Jeanette said...

So pretty and how creative to put those brooches on the lamp.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Perfectly my cup of tea, Manuela! Love red and blue. The detail on that window is so pretty. You've made a very cozy room here. Should have it in a magazine for the world to see.
Brenda

arkie said...

Love the red! Fresh new look at a great price!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I have a blue and yellow toile spare bedroom, Manuela! It is the smallest bedroom in our house, but I think if I were to do it again, I would stay with the toile, but go with a brown and cream color scheme. I have to say if I see a red and white scheme going on, I would think of it as your signature colors, Manuela!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! You must have the best GW in the South. :D
Have a great week.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Manuela, what a pretty room....the red and white is so nice. You really pulled some bargains together for a great look. Linda

mishebe said...

LOVE THE SKIRT AND THE QUILT. still love the SIDE TABLE. GORGEOUS. i AM WITH U I NEED COLOR. aS I LIKE THE YELLOW AND BLUE IN OTHER HOMES JUST NOT MINE..

shannon i olson said...

What a gorgeous room, just love everything, I have been looking around your blog and I love it!

Meg said...

Love the red can't tell if the walls are yellow or cream either way the red makes everything pop! I don't get to the Salvation Army store too often but you are right, some great finds can be had if you look hard enough. I have always had a blue, actually dark periwinkle kitchen but no other room is ever blue. Even my boys had green rooms when they were kids. Great makeover!!! Thanks for sharing. Meg

The American Homemaker said...

I love it! So beautiful!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Looks great!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE it... You are so right about the bedspread looking like redwork...

priti.lisa said...

Absolutly the best place for pleasant dreams...you are a magician!

Storybook Woods said...

Just perfect Manuela, I LOVE it and just think what one little find started !!! Clarice

Darlene said...

It looks FABULOUS!! What a great deal too.♥

Theresa said...

I love it Manuela! Gorgeous with the red, much better:) LOVE the striped bedskirt and the white sham! Inspiration, that is what you are!

Enjoy your evening!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You know I love red and white and that room is precious. Love it all.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG that is so good Manueala!
I just adore it! I have been looking for a similar bedskirt, what a great find! And the vintage bedspread, just perfect!
What a lovely and charming room you have created!
Cindy

Andrea said...

I love the red quilt I love Chenile. SO jealous.

Susie Homemaker said...

It looks like a whole new room! I love the red & white!

Blessings,
Susie

Linda said...

Beautiful combination of linens, Manuela! Just charming!

Terri said...

That red and white is so lovely. You have a lot of good linens around. It seems like you have the perfect piece! I need to dig in my linen cupboard, too. I probably have good things tucked away for "someday".

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Your bed looks so pretty and cozy; although I adore blue and white toile like you, the red and white really works beautifully in your room!

Bella said...

It looks beautiful. I love it when you find a new treasure and realize it would go beautifully with an old one. :)

sewingseeds4U said...

I just love that chenille bedspread. The whole room looks inviting and came together beautifully. I'm with you a little touch of red usually does the trick for me. Have a wonderful week, Patty

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Who would have thunk it Manuela? It looks just gorgeous with the red mixed with the blue toile. Gorgeous Target lamp and white window frame too. I love this room! A lovely redo. :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks wonderful, and that bedspread is incredible. I have an old chenille bedspread in the pastels. I don't think I've ever seen a beautiful red one like that.
Blessings,
Marcia

diXymiss said...

The original was pretty, but the new red look is just so YOU! Love the ticking inspiration and the sparkling lampshade bling!

Paula said...

You really have a knack for pulling a room together. I love the red and white combination.

Debbie said...

It was a WIN/WIN situation. It was beautiful with the blue, and I love it with the red. You have such a great eye for what looks good!

I love the goodnight pillow. My mother has some old handmade ones similar to that that she just pulled out of her grandmother's trunk and used on a bed. The look (of hers and yours) is very restfull and homey with a touch of fun.

The Working Home Keeper said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Mary Ellen

Claudia said...

I love it, Manuela! The ticking bedskirt and the chenille spread = perfect! So very charming.

xo
Claudia

Carrie said...

Beautiful change to an already pretty room...isn't it fun to change color schemes in a room with just a switch of textiles?

Rue said...

Hi Manuela :)

I just LOVE this room! You've inspired me to get to work on our guest bedroom now that we have one since Alex moved out.

I hope your knees are better :)

xoxo,
rue

Nadine said...

Lovely! I love red, so I think it looks great!

Blessings!
~Nadine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your bed looks so beautiful with the crisp clean white with the red design! I love the paintings on your wall, too. They remind me of some of the Marjorie Bastin birds! ♥ A lovely change! ♥

Cindy said...

Your little room looks so cheerful, now. Sometimes what looks good in someone else' house just is not meant for yours. I have learned that from experience. My house is unique, it feels good in it's colors, only!
I know that sounds wierd, but I really think it's true. The trick is to find what it's colors are. I really need to figure out what to do in my spare room, it is not a happy room right now.;0)
Hugs, Cindy S

The Blackwood Cottage said...

What a wonderful room...so sweet!
machelle

Heather Feather said...

This looks great. I'm not a red person but I'd love to have a room like this!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Manuela,

I am the same way! I love to look at the magazine's with the blue and white - so beautiful and refreshing. I love all white too.

But I always end up with color! And of course, red and yellow!

Erin The Apartment Homesteader said...

what a great find! that looks SO pretty (:

HeathahLee said...

LOVE the bird prints! I will have to start looking harder at my local thrift stores!

Mindy said...

Isn't it wonderful adding this and taking away that...just breathes new life into a room!! Lovely!!
blessings..

Mona Kay at Home said...

Wow, your room is gorgeous! I love ticking...never thought to look for it at my thrift shops, I will keep an eye out now!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm glad I found you. Your blog is amazing!
MK

AshTreeCottage said...

I like blue and white too, but it can also be a bit "cold". Red and white on the other hand is always so welcoming to me. I think you are on the right track and I love what you have done so far!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Jan Johnson said...

I just had a duh moment, I am currently redoing my guest room and I forgot about a large chenille bedspread I got when I was a freshmen in college. Thanks for the inspiration, I will be using it.

Gumbo Lily said...

Pretty room and such fine touches. You must have much better thrift stores than I do. I hardly ever find anything I want to haul home.

Jody

Shilo said...

It does look more like "you", I must say! And I just love that ticking...so sweet!
You have a gift, Manuela. I love that you share it with us!
Have a great rest of your week!
Shilo

Happy@Home said...

Your room came together beautifully. I enjoyed seeing all of the little details.

Kristi said...

Oh Manuela this room is gorgeous!!! And THANK YOU for showing this gorgeous lamp you have embellished!! I just bought a vest at the City Mission with three gorgeous rhinestone buttons on it thinking of a project to use them on and I'm going to try to do a shade like yours!
And I am EXACTLY like you, LOVE blue and white in others homes, but it just isn't for me. And I also adore the tone on tone whites, but I need color, especially RED!!! :)
xoxo
Kristi