I had been looking for ways to add color to my institutional white walls without having to repaint at moveout time, when I found Dithmer's awesome room http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=151134.0
I went to Hobby Lobby and found that books of scrapboooking paper were on sale - 50% off. So, I was able to get 300 sheets for $10. Whoot whoot!
Because I didn't have the variety that DithMer had on hand... and I was determined to get started... I decided to make a quilt of a checker pattern - solids and patterns. Each square would have at least one color of all of the squares that it touched.
Here's a close up of the quilt:
Here is a wide shot of the wall:
and here it is from the front:
The lamp and small table were also from Hobby Lobby - 50% off. I love love LOVE the sales at that store. The papasan was from a thrift store for $15... I bought a new cushion for it, though.
So, once I had my wall done, this green couch started too look a little out of place.
I went over to Hancock Fabrics and got some colors that coordinated with the wall. I got some pale blue and some really silky pink flowered fabric. Realizing how much it would cost to get fabric to cover the entire couch, I stopped over at Bed Bath and Beyond.
There I found a slipcover on clearance for $25.
I recovered the pillows using the fabric. The two brown pillows with blue stripes I bought earlier.
Pardon the wrinkles... I took the picture before I realized that the slipcover needed to be ironed. I'm also planning on using a staple gun to secure it down.
So now my room is much prettier. The only problem is that my scrapbook paper is buckling a bit. I used double-sided tape. Per Dithmer's suggestion, I'm doing to do the rolling of the tape thing instead.
Wish me luck.
As a friend of mine said, "Holy Color, Batman"