Beaux R'eves

Monday, May 26, 2014

What A Sham! A Pair of Shams Actually...

My other title choice was "Sham WOW!"  
And although I am VERY proud 
of my new pillow shams that I made, 
I am not sure they are WOW worthy!  
I am just so happy that this room 
is moving along and almost finished.  
I finished the pillow shams this week 
using the same buffalo check fabric 
that I used for the drapes.  
I followed a few tutorials 
that I found and tailored them to fit my needs.  
I wanted to make two standard sized 
flanged edge pillow shams. 
 StoneGable has a wonderful tutorial 
for Euro Shams that I followed.  
To get the right measurements 
for a Standard Sized Sham,
I watched a YouTube video 
by the Crafty Gemini that was awesome!  
For my Shams, I ended up using 
these measurements for each sham.  
One piece 31" X 25" for the front 
and two pieces 35" X 25"for the back. 
Here is the back of the pillow sham.  
The envelope closure makes it really easy 
to insert the pillow.  
I really love the way it is all coming together!  
My sister commented 
that it was a little "Girly". 
 Hmmmmmm, what do you think?  
It never even really occurred to me 
that it was "Girly".  
No one has complained yet...  
This is where we started... 

A LOT has changed!

Hardwood Floors,
Paint,
New Headboard,
Painted Side Table,
New Lamp Shades,
New Bedding,
New Chair,
New Drapes,
Plates around the Mirror,
New Pictures,
New Pillow Shams, 

That's Quite a Bit of Change!


Until Next Time,
Beaux R'eves,



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Connie said...

It's not too girly just beautiful. I especially like the floor mirror and wall plates. Nice job on the pillow shams.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Beautiful room, Cindy! I love the colors and the accents. The floor mirror and plates are lovely. Looks like a very relaxing retreat!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Just beautiful, Cindy. Love those checks!

Unknown said...

VERY WOW worthy! :)

Missy George said...

Looks beautiful Cindy..Love the colors..Great job..I've made shams in the past..Never did all that research..Just winged it..Makes me think I should make some now..Time for a change..

Rhonda Vaudt said...

Love your shams and the green is gorgeous!

Susan Newbigging said...

Your shams are definitely WOW worthy. Beautiful. I love the color you chose.

Marigene said...

Gorgeous and not girly at all.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I think it's beautiful! I used that fabric in my home and I think it's so cheerful.
Found you at FNF- new follower!

carol jane said...

Love the colors and the Buffalo check. Gosh how I wish I could sew! Not to girly at all. Just beautiful and summery.

Cindy Ritchie said...

Thanks carol jane! I love being in that room now!

Judy K said...

I am in love with this room. I have a swatch of the buffalo plaid fabric and I am just waiting for the next calico corners sale to take the plunge. You did an awesome job on the shams. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

The Charm of Home said...

Awesome! I am featuring this tomorrow on Home Sweet Home! I am a week behind I have been on vacation!
Sherry

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I don't know about "girly", Cindy, but it does look gorgeous! I love the fabrics you've used and the colors. Very elegant looking!

Janet Garon said...

I love it! Maybe somebody's sister is a wee bit jealous! I really love how you have the large mirror leaning against the wall with the plates around it.

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