Tuesday, March 29, 2011

DIY Vintage Bohemian Chic
Bedroom Printable 4 Paper Dolls

I hate to keep repeating myself but just for any new followers I will... lol. I lived in a Victorian home in California for 20 years. At that time I love Shabby Chic, but as I aged so did my love of color. When we moved here several years back, I decided for the first time in my life that I wanted new things. We had a house built and I bought the main furniture new. I still had a few old pieces that I just could not give up but I thought I could mix them with the new and come up with my "style". I just felt like I was living in a hotel, so I looked at my art (since that is what I love) and noticed that I just love things that are earth tones, old, rusted, tattered and worn. Looking around the net I discovered what I really wanted was something between Steampunk (Victorian with a futuristic twist) and Vintage Bohemian... I think I am leaning more toward the Vintage Bohemian.

I had a ton of those vintage pink rose shabby chic sheets in storage... just not my style anymore. So I got out my bottle of brown dye and went to work. They came out more of a mauve than they did brown but I still loved them. I think they totally look great on my bed and I really feel I have captured that Gypsy feel with the mix of textures and colors. I also had not realized how much I missed the feel of those vintage cotton sheets... there is just nothing like them :)

Since I am so into my bedroom this week, I thought I would offer a little Victorian paper doll bedroom printable. Click on the little thumb to go to the larger printable :)


artworks_studio said...

I am still trying to find my "style" I am heavily influenced by southern Italy. Waaaay down south in the toe of Italy. I love how the sheets turned out. Since I am allergic to polyester I spent eyars buying up old cotton sheets at garage sales and they don't make them like that anymore.

artistamyjo said...

well sad to say I know my style...just can't afford it!
But have settled for some of this and some of that,all old like me and comfortable.
Hugs, Amy

Carolyn said...

Your sheets look terrific and with the tea set also inviting. Thanks for the printable. Happy you are creating and redoing to make your surroundings truly INKA.

Julie Forest said...

oooh, the sheets are beautiful! they look so comfy, too! Love that tea cup & saucer - fabulous!! Thanks for the freebie. :)

craftattack said...

Those sheets look great, what a good idea to dye them.

1CardCreator said...

those sheets are gorgeous, I love the soft warm color!

Linda in New Mexico said...

hello my dear. I wanted to let you know that I have made good on my promise of having you as my April featured Artist on my 3rd blog, http://practicallymagickal.blogspot.com/2011/04/aprils-featured-artist.html
I hope you will be as pleased as I am to promote you and let even more folks know about your talent. Have a super April 1, The Olde Bagg, also known as OmaLinda

Jan said...

Love this and Thank you :)

Gerri Herbst said...

The sheets came out wonderfully. I too love to repurpose things, it gives them extra meaning and they carry all their old stories with them.

Gaby Bee said...

Your sheets look amazing, Inka!
Thanks for the freebie!

Happy Spring!
Gaby xo

Diane said...

I see what Lynn meant about your wonderful printable images. I will uses some so I'm putting you on my favorites. In the meantime I'll check out your wonderful blog. Diane

MaRyKaY said...

Hello and yes I agree nothing like them ol vintage cotton sheets. so nice and cool in the summer too.
I have a question about his printable. I put the dresser together and stuck the mirror on top of it.
I hate to sound dumb but I cannot for the life of me figure out what the other big stripe looking piece is??? Help me.. hahah I though it was a bed at first and I'm sorry but I dont know what to do with it. So I had to drag hubby in on it and he and I sit in front of the tv last night watching "America's got Talent" and thinking about how little talent we have with figuring out what that piece is.
Thanks for the printable's I will enjoy them your blog is awesome

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