Before and After – The Green Room


Source: viaAmanda on Pinterest

My inspiration for the green room make over came from this beautiful picture that i found while looking for a bedroom with a similar headboard to mine. This room caught my interest right away. The headboard is similar to mine and i loved the contrast of different fabrics, patterns and textures. I desperately wanted to find a striped valance like the one in this picture, but after much searching i gave up and settled on a lovely linen one, which fits perfectly. I searched for a few other bits and pieces – side tables, coverlet, lamps, cushion and throws. I’m really happy with the end result.

I was able to use most of the bed linen I’d already bought for the room and I’m really pleased this didn’t go waste. And even though I made new pillowcases, I was able to use most of the existing material. I just changed the fabric on the front. This meant I could reuse the piping that was on the pillows too, which gave them a lovely professional finish. I did get some initial heart flutters when I first started cutting my beautiful Warwick fabric, but I got over that quickly.


I’ve never had a sewing project go so smoothly before. Maybe the quality of the fabric makes a difference? I had doubts about being able to reuse the piping, but not only did it turn out perfectly, the colour is a great match for the new fabric. Here are the before and afters….I’m a little ashamed of the befores! I guess it’s nice to know I’m improving though.



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And it would seem that Stayz is working beautifully for me. I’ve had many booking enquires and my first official booking!! Deposit in the bank and fully locked in!! Exciting!!!

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    • March 23, 2013 / 12:24 am

      Thank you! I’m very excited about the booking. 🙂

  1. Lulu
    March 22, 2013 / 11:11 pm

    It’s looking great Mandy!! You should definitely be proud 🙂

  2. Craftycarp
    March 22, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    Oh. Sweet fancy Moses I love it! You have such an eye for detail and a talent for putting it all together like that. It is gorgeous

    • March 23, 2013 / 12:31 am

      Haha! Thank you for your kind words CraftyCarp. I really do value your opinion. Xo

  3. Kirrily
    March 23, 2013 / 3:07 am

    I don’t know how you can look at something beautiful and imagine something more beautiful … and then create it! Just lovely. Well done.

    • March 23, 2013 / 10:13 am

      Thanks Kirrily. I’m sorry it didn’t look this nice when you came to visit. Xo

  4. March 24, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    Hey!! Congrats on your soon to be first “real” visitor! You put an incredible amount of time and thought into the space, and they will love it!

    I know exactly what you mean by looking at old decorating photos and seeing how your taste evolved into something much more ideal. Room looks fresh and bright!!

    • March 24, 2013 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks Victoria. I’m confident my visitors will love the house as much as I do. It really does take a lot of practice to get things just right. I feel like I’m getting the hang of it now…..but I need a new house to play with!! 😉

  5. Vicki Bateup
    March 25, 2013 / 5:53 am

    Looks lovely Mandy – great effort! xx

    On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM, JunkyardCandy

  6. March 25, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    I have to say your room honestly looks even more beautiful than the inspiration picture! Amazing job. I love how your bed has a little more texture, the colors are perfect, and the bird pillows are adorable. Plus, I’m in love with that chair. Also, this is a little random but I was reading through some of your older posts and I love Zentangles too! They’re very relaxing.

    • March 25, 2013 / 8:53 pm

      Oh wow! That is so nice of you to say that. It means a lot to me especially because you have such great taste and style.
      And yes, zentangles are great! My husband suggested I learn how to meditate but I struggle with doing nothing, so zentangles are the perfect alternative. Very relaxing. 🙂

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