Thursday, October 6, 2011

Spare Bedroom Update #1

{I resisted the urge to iron the bedding, but now I wish I did}

Last week I told you about our boring spare bedroom here. I have made some progress. I swapped out the bedding, using a comforter I already had and I improvised with some king size shams from our bedroom. (I am attempting to go the whole month of October without spending money on stuff)

I also hung up the wall canvases that I repurposed. (I will blog about them some time next week)

While watching Secrets from a Stylist, I picked up a good pillow tip. Emily let me know that professional stylists use duct tape on the back of pillow shams to make them look crisp. In the first photo, the pillow on the left is without tape and the pillow on the right has been taped. I think it makes a huge difference.

Emily also suggested that viewers should use ribbon instead. The duct tape sounded easier. I guess our guests will be getting a turn down service to conceal my secret. However, if our visitors are readers of this blog, I will leave the taped shams out since they will likely be proud of my pillow MacGyver-ing.


  1. So pretty~ I love the colors you chose! Stopping by from Romantic Home- would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday!

  2. I love how everything turned out! And I just watched that episode of Secrets from a Stylist too :o)

  3. Pretty! So fresh and modern.

    I would like you to share your creation at my linky party when you get a chance at

  4. That's awesome! I have been thinking about doing something like that in our guest room! Great inspiration!

  5. Hey there- just stopping back by to say thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)


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