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The Chevron Madness Con't.....

May 2, 2012



Recently I whipped up a pillow made from some amazing red chevron fabric from Tonic Living and some pre-made black trim for my son's room.

He chose to occupy the smallest room in the house and always wanted a bunk bed. He got my daughters' bunk beds when I made them their upholstered headboards. He loves the option of sleeping on two beds. 

I am only showing you the top bunk, I don't want to scare you away if I show you the bottom bunk. His room is a tad messy. 

Shocking, I know, a 13 year old boy with a messy room? How can that be?

 I have been working on his space for almost a year.......I am almost finished. 

Phew!

So just a little peak....k?





 I love this vintage letter that I bought from my favourite purveyor of all things vintage, Birch and Bird.
I have a few of these pexiglass letters that are from gas stations from long ago.... I love, love, love them. 

Well, I choose to take tomorrow off {the joys of being a teacher-on-call}....so I hope to finish the other pillow. 

XO Barbara

26 comments:

  1. Obsessed with chevron lately! That's one lovely pillow~~you don't see red chevron often.

    (I've never heard of an UN-messy teenaged boy!)

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  2. Love the chevron print pillow and the accent piping!

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  3. You are such an amazing seamstress. Your corners are perfectly crisp! Love the fabric.

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  4. Barbara I love your crisp style.....the chevron against the map....it is looking good!

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  5. Can't wait for the reveal!!!! I love everything I see so far and love the fact that those letters came from a gas station sign.

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  6. it looks awesome with the piping! i just used the same fabric in red in my son's room on his curtains- i love it in the red! it's so lively!

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  7. LOVE this sneak peak Barbara. So gorgeous. And I'm totally gaga over that letter "A". I need one for my home!!!
    - A.

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  8. So nice! Love the vintage letter. There is a new pillow kicking around my place too:)

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  9. Loving it all! The red chevron, the map and the "A"!

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  10. Adore your new beautifully made pillow against the vintage letter!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  11. If this is madness then go MAD! It all looks so wonderful!
    Amazing job on the pillow! Lucky boy!

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  12. Your pillow looks fab! Love the black piping... and I can't wait to see the reveal :-)

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  13. The room (that we can see anyway) looks so good. I love the graphic punch of the pillow. I'm not usually a red person, but I love this!
    Dana

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  14. Looks like a bedroom I would be quite happy in too! Great job, Barb. Do you dream in chevron? You work so well with it! Love it.

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  15. Beautiful Barbara. The black piping just MAKES the pillow!

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  16. loving the black and red palette! i seriously need to learn how to sew and still can't believe i will be missing BlogPodium and meeting you and Nancy!!!!

    When do you ladies arrive?

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  17. Oh, I wish I had your sewing skills! Great job...love the map in the background too! Those letters have by far been our best sellers in the shop...thanks for the link love :) ~Lily

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  18. Wow, love that pillow! I wish I knew how to sew! Can't wait to see the whole room:)

    xo

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  19. Love, love, love the red with black piping! Looks fabulous! I have some pillows I need to whip up - one in particular for the guest bed which I hope we can put together, possibly this weekend! I don't know if my sewing machine is working or not.... hmmm - I may have to turn to you for some help ;)

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  20. This is so awesome!! I love the letter, the map and the lamp - what a great room.

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  21. Oh my goodness. I aspire to "whip" up a pillow with chevron patterns perfectly matched!! well done. are you offering sewing lessons as a blog podium session!??! :)

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  22. Love the snapshot of the room, it looks perfect for a 13 year old boy!!

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  23. Amazing job, and the detail of the black piping is a nice touch. My love affair with everything chevron continues...

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  24. Love the red chevron with the black piping! Such a great fabric for a boy :)

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  25. I'm looking at your beautiful pillow but also noticing your great photography skills! Looking forward to seeing the whole room but it looks amazing so far. (have you thought about painting the bunk beds in a dark shade of blue - navy or even a teal to throw things off, black would be too predictable - just a thought!)

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  26. Love what you've done with your sons room! My boy also chose the smallest bedroom and sleeps in a loft bed. Could totally see doing some of those pillows in his room! Thanks!

    Chris

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