This is our second guest bedroom I've been working on. (Here's the other one) I collected old frames from thrift shops, and the "art" is a mix of recycled old wallpaper books, paint chips, free online downloads, recycled buttons, and an old square canvas I just painted over. The 2 blue cushions were on sale for under $10, as were the plain cream and brown cushion covers, which I appliqued afterwards using fabric scraps from my stash. I used felt and my Cuttlebug to die cut the 6 little birds on the dark cushion. The perfectly matched floral/patterned cushion cover I made from a remnant of fabric I found. The bedside tables were old wooden ones that were sanded and spray painted matte silver. It was such fun making all the odds and ends, and although I didn't tally up the costs, I'm sure the whole wall and cushion revamp was less than $50.00. Happy happy happy!
This is the "before":
And these are the "afters":
Wallpaper and paint chips birds.
Free music downloads, painted branch, and bird cut from wallpaper sample.
An old canvas repainted and sponged, and the birds were stencilled. (Got the idea online somewhere. Not sure where so no link, sorry.)
Ah, all those buttons I collect ... always very useful! An old repurposed embroidery hoop covered with burlap and the buttons were hot-glued onto a roughly drawn bird shape. The branch is brown embroidery floss.
More buttons! The bird shapes are felt cut from a die-cut on my Cuttlebug and Steam A Seam used to adhere them to the fabric, then the buttons were sewn on.
Appliqued birds on a wire. (Another idea seen on a craft blog somewhere.)