|A fresh bouquet of coral red wild roses framed in aqua & handstitching.|
The back of the cover is a pretty aqua blue vintage sheet print with vines & butterflies. I think it lends a little bit of serenity to the pillow, which would look so pretty in a bedroom. The envelope style back is fastened with a beautiful vintage handpainted button. I thought it was a perfect little touch.
I also had another vintage DIY project that I finished up. This one involved milk glass:
|Another bit of pretty aqua!|
You all know how thrifty I am, so I visited the clearance section at my local Bouclair. After scouring the shelves, I couldn't find just the right shade. Then I spotted it - a silver lined linen shade. It was perfect! The only problem was that it was regular price. A little deflated I put the shade back on the shelf, then noticed that the identical shade behind it had a tiny dent. A light bulb went off & I went in search of a clerk.
I pointed out the damaged shade to her & asked if they would be willing to sell it for a discount. She thought it was possible, but had to check with the manager. To keep this short & sweet, the manager gave it to me for half off! So I ended up with the perfect shade, & the small crease faces the wall so no one will even see it. How's that for frugal decor?
I would love to hear about any thrifty finds or frugal ideas you have made in your own decor. Are you able to see beyond the dust & dings to save money or to repurpose vintage items into something pretty?