Indigo Bedroom

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Raise your hand if you drooled over the new Pottery Barn catalog.  My copy is stained, earmarked, and wrinkled from so much obsessive gawking.  I can’t get enough of the new trend towards  indigo.  I also can’t get enough of these two bedrooms (here & here) from Pottery Barn.  I usually sway towards the warm side of the color wheel, but this blue has me wrapped around its finger.

I love the paisley duvet cover and pillow shams in picture #2, but at $129 for the duvet cover, and $35-$45 per sham, it is not in my budget.  So, I stared and stared that page down, and dissected the picture until I figured out how I would get the same look, for less.

I started by using some of my leftover painters cloth from the bench to make a pillow cover.  I originally wanted to make a duvet cover with two painters cloths, but CDB told me he is not sleeping under painting supplies.  I was going to stencil on the paisley design, but when I went to go pick up the paint at JoAnn’s, I found this!

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Martha Stewart has these silkscreens for screen-printing!  Sounds intimidating, but with just a few practice shots, I was a pro.  You will need the following supplies:

  • Something to Protect your Surface (Newspaper, Painters Cloth, Old Towel)
  • Craft Paint
  • Silkscreen
  • Squeegee
  • Fabric to Paint

Also, these silkscreens have adhesive on the back so they stick over and over again.  First I measured out where I wanted my design to be painted, and marked it with an x.

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Then, I squeezed out a thick line of paint at the very top of the silkscreen.  Be careful not to get it on your fabric!  Next, using the squeegee, drag the paint down the silkscreen in one fluid motion.  I learned that going one way, top to bottom, is the best way to do this.  If you go side to side, you lose some of the detail in the design.

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Peel up your silkscreen carefully, and wash it off before painting your next design.

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I love how it turned out, and it looks great!  You could easily have that duvet cover for under $30!  Although my husband does not appreciate painting supplies as bed linens, I still have my little piece of that fab catalog!

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I made a simple envelope cover, and slipped one of my old brown pillows into it.  I found this stripped linen in the remnants bin at JoAnn’s (after Christmas sale 75% off…HOLLA!), and I stitched up two covers for my other two toss pillows.  My duvet cover and cream blanket come from Target, and my stripped shams came from Wal-Mart.

I also built a desk for our bedroom this weekend.  If you would like the plans, you can find them here.  I modified mine to 4′ to fit in between the corner and the window.

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I can’t give too much away, because I am not even close with being done with this room.  But here are some more pictures of those awesome DIY pillows!

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18 Comments on Indigo Bedroom

  1. Mary capps
    January 14, 2014 at 7:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Love it! I just love your pillow covers, and the colors are to die for.

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    • Krissy Buck
      January 14, 2014 at 8:28 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you! I should’ve followed your lead years ago!

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  2. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY
    January 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh wow! I love this! If it weren’t for the fact that I literally just put my kids to bed, I’d be loading them in the car and heading to Michael’s! I have got to try this! These pillows are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial. I would love for you to link this post up on Thursday evening (6:00 MST) to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. link party I cohost.

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    • Krissy Buck
      January 15, 2014 at 8:55 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Katie! Using this method is super easy. Plan on seeing me at the link party!

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  3. Amanda Michelle
    January 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm (4 years ago)

    I absolutely love that blue. Obviously I like blue, lol, but that deep indigo is wonderful. Thanks for linking up this week!

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    • Krissy Buck
      January 17, 2014 at 10:51 pm (4 years ago)

      Yes, I too have the blues… 😉

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  4. Angela (Life in Velvet)
    January 19, 2014 at 10:17 pm (4 years ago)

    These are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at Thursday STYLE again this week! I always love seeing your projects every week!

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    • Krissy Buck
      January 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Angela! I love linking up, and seeing all the featured projects!

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  5. Melissa - aprudentlife.com
    January 21, 2014 at 8:42 pm (4 years ago)

    Just had to pop in & say I love this too! I had no idea there were DIY silkscreening supplies at Michael’s! Thanks for linking up at Thursday STYLE.

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    • Krissy Buck
      January 21, 2014 at 10:09 pm (4 years ago)

      I had no idea either, but I am so happy I found them! Thank you for co-hosting the link-up!

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  6. Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY
    January 23, 2014 at 1:40 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks again, Krissy, for linking up to our Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party! I loved your tutorial so much that I chose to feature it for this week’s party. We hope that you will stop back again this week. The party goes live at 6:00 MST tonight!

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    • Krissy Buck
      January 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you, Katie!! I can’t wait to link up to the next one!

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  7. Melinda
    January 28, 2014 at 9:54 pm (4 years ago)

    The pillows are great, I love the blue!

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    • Krissy Buck
      January 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Melinda! Yes, it’s quite a change, but the blue is growing on me more and more each day.

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  8. Brittany Ruth
    February 2, 2014 at 6:14 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my Stylish Ideas for your home Office post! I can’t believe you built your own desk! So cool. And I love how you stenciled those pillow. So creative!

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    • Krissy Buck
      February 2, 2014 at 8:53 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! Yes, furniture building seems to be a growing passion of mine.

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