Going for Gold… Inspiration for Kaleigh’s Room
Kaleigh and I went fabric shopping for inspiration to re-cover her throw pillows… all 14 assorted sizes of them! Our jump-off was supposed to be the already purchased zebra striped fabric slated for her storage chest redo. And I thought we were working out from there. Have you ever taken a 16 year old to a fabric store?
At first there was ‘nothing here Mom’. But as we were about to leave suddenly there it was. And in that moment I knew she had fallen in love – I could see it right away. In a whirlwind the zebra stripe was being kicked to the curb, and it was all about the gold. How did that happen?
Here is where Kaleigh is going now…
The gold fabric will re-cover her storage chest, and 5 of her 14 pillows. The black and beige are burlap, also for pillows. And the turquoise fabric has been introduced because her last room was painted in BM 2048-50 Tropicana Cabana (see that room here).
Kaleigh says she loved that colour and never got tired of it, so she wants to bring it into this room too. The turquoise fabric was another love-at-first-sight choice, and luckily we got the last of it in exactly the amount we needed! Whew.
So the plan is to keep her black duvet and matching pillow shams seen here in her old room…
…re-cover her existing 9 pillows (you can see 6 of them here), and buy 5 more to also cover (that’s how we will end up with 14!). I tried to convince her that a Chevron pattern incorporating a blend of her choices would be quite effective. She opted out, but that’s probably a good thing. I’ve never sewn a Chevron pattern yet, and really just wanted to give it a try 😉
We’re also looking for a 2nd-hand console-type piece that we can re-purpose into a pretty TV stand (is there such a thing?). We’re planning to paint it out in the Tropicana Cabana with a high gloss finish, and hopefully it will need some gold pulls or glass knobs. After that a chair, possibly a slipper chair… details yet to be determined!
This is what Kaleigh’s room looks like right now… well not ‘right’ now. She is moved in, but is still in half unpacked chaos!
In spite of the builder’s beige, Kaleigh isn’t sure about changing paint colours just yet. She wants to live in her space for a while and get the feel for it, so we’ll see where that decision goes once all of the above is accomplished.
For now I have my work cut out for me!
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