27 July 2006

Gingham...


Well, after watching my very first episodes (yes all 3 of this new season were on last night) of Project Runway...And becoming thoroughly addicted, I was inspired to finish my bedroom project...

I've been under the impression my whole life, that I do not like what I call "girlie bedrooms". Well, I'm here to tell you, that this leopard is changing her spots. At least it looks as if I am.










I've needed a new dust ruffle for some time, as a little kitty I once knew ripped a huge hole in my other one! I found a gargantuan red and white gingham checked curtain, and 2 down stuffed pillows at the thrift (which I got for free because I have a frequent buyer card, and it was all full!)...So, I cut it up and hemmed a bit here and there...And pinned the dust ruffle patterns to my mattress. I know, a sly and slightly lazy way to dust ruffle this thing, but since I'm the only one here, and my mattress is ridiculously heavy (it's one of those Tempur-pedic type things) I don't really want to try to move it to get a traditional dust ruffle on...And I may say that it worked really well! Easy to get on and off for cleaning too!

AND I made an extra pillow, because just 2 up there was looking mighty awkward. So, now I've got a billion pillows up there...One that is embroidered and says "remember me" one that is a craftsman style in red and black applique, and 2 are just plain down with their original vintage ticking covers! Plus the myriad of stuffed things...And owl and a little dressed up monkey...And the toille blanket, and patchwork toille duvet cover I made recently!

So, girlie it is becoming...But I love it...

I made it myself!

4 comments:

Susan said...

Cute and versatile and will look good in winter too when all the winter colored stuff is put out.

Jolene George said...

I love red gingham...nicely done!!

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