Sorry for the silence over here this week, we were having one last summer hoorah at the beach! We had a great time and are now officially ready for fall. It is definitely my favorite season. I was so excited to see mums in the grocery store and feel a little nip in the air this morning.
I'm slowly trying to finish up my daughter's room. For some reason it just wasn't coming together like I had envisioned. I knew I wanted to do some sort of monogrammed pillow sham in there. Maybe it's the southerner in me, but I just love a good monogram. I searched around online, but all the ones I came across were a little too pricey for my budget. I decided to make a similar one for a fraction of the cost. Here was my inspiration:
I loved the scalloped edge and large monogram, but not the $120+ price tag. For my version, I bought a set of two white ruffled shams from Overstock. Then I purchased some orange trim from Hobby Lobby for around three dollars. I ended up needing two rolls to go all the way around the edge. I had a friend do the monogram for me for only $6, which is such a great deal! I used my sewing machine to sew the trim around the outside edge of the ruffle. If you don't sew you could definitely use something like Fabri-Tac. I ended up spending around $30 total and I still have another sham leftover.
I also made a quick pillow cover for the euro pillow behind the sham. The fabric was a clearance find from Hobby Lobby and I just couldn't resist adding a little pom pom trim. I think this room is almost officially done. I just have one more little project to finish and I'm calling it done!