Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vintage Chenille Quilt Squares

Do you have rooms in your home that have had a few different identities?  It seems as though I am always thinking of ways to make our home more efficient, so this mean that certain rooms may eventually take on new lives.  When we lived out of state, away from family, we needed a guest room for visitors.  So when we moved into our current home, because I had beautiful guest room furniture, I made one of the rooms a guest room. This make perfect sense, right?  If you have furniture for a room, you have to use it. ;)  It has only taken me five years to realize that if you only have one visitor in this amount of time, you do not need a whole room designated to guests.  And if you have children with toys spewing out of their rooms and around the house,  you should probably have a toy room.  Wow Krista, pure genius!  {it may take me a while, but sooner or later I figure things out} 
So, if you haven’t guessed it, I am creating a fun little girl toy room. {yay!} Today I am sharing one of the projects I have been working on for it.  I purchased these adorable vintage chenille bedspread squares on EBay from cottagetowne. {who by the way was an awesome seller, fyi}
IMG_1486  I had this snazzy framed print I picked up at a garage sale for $2 and added in these precious appliqués I bought on EBay from do it yourself chic {also a fantastic seller}  If you haven’t used these, they are awesome!  They are flexible which makes them very easy to work with. I then painted the while thing out in Heirloom White and roughed it up a bit.
Next I simply arranged my squares on the cardboard print and then hot glued them on with just a bit of glue on each corner.  I decided to use hot glue to be somewhat nice to the fabric.  This way if I ever wanted to use them for something else, they wouldn’t be permanently stuck.
I really love how it turned out.  Precious, don’t you think?  So very easy, but I think it will add so much to the room.  I am hoping to have the room completed soon and have a reveal for ya!
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  1. This project is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. That is just too cute!!!! I want a little girl so bad!!!

  3. What a sweet project! I have lots of vintage Chenille scraps too!!

    bee blessed

  4. That is adorable! I love the old chenille quiilts and would have never thought of a project like this! Brilliant!

  5. So pretty. I love the soft pastel colors. NICE!

  6. Oh, I love that idea. :) So soft and pretty! It turned out very nicely. Visiting from The CSI Project. :)

  7. SO so pretty! I love the colors and the texture. I love it Krista!!


  8. That is gorgeous!! That square is awesome!! Loving it!!


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