Thursday, August 31, 2017

DIY Pumpkins with Revolution Performance Fabric-

Hey friends! This morning I woke up to take the two puppies out and I was shocked at the crisp air that is already here. Fall is coming and I couldn't be more excited! Happy September 1st it's time to decorate for fall, and fall just sort of exploded all over my home. August was a great month, I am looking forward to what September has to offer. Fall decor can be really expensive and to be honest I don't have that much of it. I really wanted some more pumpkins to display. Have you guys seen those adorable fabric pumpkins floating all over Pinterest and Instagram, I decided to try it out and make a couple. There was a small learning curve, but once I figured it out it went smoothly. Now you can just call me the crazy pumpkin lady! 

What you will need to make a fabric pumpkin for this fall.

-a piece of fabric, I am using a fabric sample from Revolution Performance Fabric from their Foreshore fabric line.
-some twine
-some stuffing, I ended up grabbing an old pillow and cut out the stuffing.
-some twigs so you can make a stem.
Now it's time to make some beautiful pumpkins!

Lay your fabric out and place the stuffing in the middle of it.

Then bring all four corners up and make sure you have a firm hold on them.

Put the twig in between the four corners to make your stem.

Now wrap a long piece of twine around the four corners and twig and tie it off.

Now fold up one of the flaps that have a gap and pull down the twine and wrap it around the bottom of the pumpkin to the other side. Then wrap the twine once around the stem. Then do this step two more times to make sure all of the gaps are being held up by twine.

After you've completed the previous step them wrap the twine a couple times around the stem of the pumpkin. Then tie the end of the twine to one of the twine straps (pictured above). Then tuck the knot into the pumpkin to hide it.

And voila! You have a fabric pumpkin that you can now use for fall decor.

Today I also want to share more with you about this new company I've come across, Revolution Performance Fabrics. I found them through Instagram and have been super impressed. So of course I have to share the goodness with you guys!
Revolution Performance Fabrics sent me a ton of their fabric samples. They have so many different fabric patterns. They are all equally beautiful, and unbelievably soft.
I love one of their mottos for their company and fabrics, "because life happens" like this photo below. Worry not, they are stain resistant! Being a young momma that eases my mind so much.

Their are no chemicals added to these fabrics, and they are really easy to clean.

Isn't this chais just gorgeous! The fabric is super durable so they make perfect upholstery fabric.

How beautiful are these four chairs that have been upholstered in the Revolution Performance Fabric. The fabric is perfect for this room with all of the light coming in because their fabrics resist fading in the sun.

Here are a few more fabric colors they have available. They seriously have a ton of different patterns and colors. I would recommend going to their website to check them all out. The company leaves the smallest carbon footprint, and they are 100% made in the USA. If you are looking for fabric for pillows or curtains or fabric to upholster a piece of furniture this is the company for you!

I hope you all have a great day!!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Vintage, Gold, Dream(y) Inspired Bedroom

I have been planning my little whipper snappers room for awhile. I was totally inspired by this gold vintage bed frame. One of our close friends was gracious enough to give it to us, can you believe that!? I was blown away by how sweet that was. Our friend had bought it when it was covered in rust and he refinished it in this beautiful inspiring gold. The second item that inspired me for this room was this dream pillow that I ordered from TjMaxx.com. So from those two items I just ran with what was already happening. 

Vintage, gold, dream(y). I ran across this comforter from Target for $5!! Does that ever happen at Target, it doesn't happen to me at least. So I knew it was fate and I was meant to get it for this dream room in the making. It was the perfect way to incorporate a little bit of black into the girly color scheme I already had made, it needed a good contrast. The comforter was just the thing! 

I know you all have seen book walls popping up everywhere, they really aren't a new thing, but when Joanna Gaines used one in her decor at the Silos it brought it back into style. I adore a good book wall so I had to use it in here and put my own spin on it. I found four paper back books from the thrift store. All in different sizes so I could have a variety in sizes when I put them up on the wall. Because of Winn Dixie was one of the books I found at the thrift store, it could not have been more perfect and special because I loved that book when I was a youngin'! Plus, at each chapter they had a really big number so that was a fun little touch I was able to incorporate. Then I just ripped the pages off from the books and then put them on the wall using. . . are you ready for the secret to a book wall . . . Duct tape. Okay, maybe it isn't a secret, but it works. Once I had ripped most of the pages out of the books it was pretty easy to put the now slim book on the wall. I tried to use duct tape for this, but it didn't work so I ended up using tiny little nails for the majority of the book, and then I folded over the book pages and duct taped those onto the inside of the book, that way it hid the nails. 

The folded book pages ended up being the perfect flower vases for the pink ranunculus, and white flowers. I also wanted to add some of the strawberry baskets I found, so I just nailed those up where I thought they looked the best at. For the little folded book pages I just used one of the sheets of pages I had ripped out of the book and folded it up and duct taped it. 

I am a true fan of repurposed side tables so when I found these two mini chairs for $3 a piece I snagged them up real quick (picture me throwing them in my cart and the legs sticking out everywhere, fun times.) They fit the space perfectly and I think they add another pop of vintage flare to the room. 

My favorite part about this whole project was when Amelia saw it, she absolutely loved it. She told me that she wanted to show al of her friends. How sweet is that, it made the whole process so worth it. She is all girl, and I love it!

Anyways, I want to encourage you to step out of your decor comfort zone and try something new, and add your own flare to it! If you love it than that is all that matters. 

Enjoy the process,