sharing from my heart to yours
A couple weeks ago, I had the awesome opportunity to go to an all day quilting retreat with some friends. There was a quilt that people were able to learn to make, or we could work on our own projects. I have been wanting to do something in the master bedroom at our house, because it seems to have been a room that has gotten pushed aside, since most people don't see it anyways. I decided that's a little backwards! It should be one of the more important rooms of the house, since it is a sanctuary and personal space for me and my hubby. So I decided to do a few things to make it a little more 'me'. No, my husband really doesn't care at all about such things! :)
I started by going to Ikea and getting a HUGE tan coverlet for about $17. I wanted to make the main pillows out of them. It ended up being so big that I made the pillows, a little decorative ruffle thing for the end of the bed, and I have enough to make a crib skirt and at least one more pillow. SO worth the money! Here is the finished product (don't look too closely...I realized the bed isn't even made real well!)
The bedskirt is made with burlap. I actually just sewed a strip of burlap, ruffling it as I went, onto an old bed sheet that I put between the box spring and mattress. I love how it turned out! Sorry...didn't even edit the photos...but if you recall, I'm just lucky to be posting at all!
The bed ruffle 'thing'. Still haven't decided what these are called! I often see throw blankets folded at the end of beds, and decided I could make just a simple strip of ruffles and have the same affect. I also did this at the retreat.
The large pillows made from the Ikea coverlet. So easy!
A small throw pillow made from simple off white muslin. I did some 'ragged' type flowers into the fabric, which I may talk about more in a different post.
To get a better idea of the texture...
Another random throw pillow. This is the accent color I plan on doing in the room (maybe one wall) when we move into our new house. The 'rag' around the edges, and some random scraps sewn on for applique. Another I did at the retreat.
Detailed texture again
And another throw pillow. I got this one in the silent auction at the retreat for a whoppin THREE dollars! What a steal! :) Elva, from here, donated it, and I love it! The burlap just ties everything together. Thanks, Elva!
And a random...wall hanging (!?!?) that I did with the extra time at the retreat. Not sure if I'll frame this, or maybe hang it with some jute string...any ideas? It is our wedding anniversary-almost 4 years!! Crazy!
So I felt like the retreat was a success! There's NO way I would have gotten all of that done in one day with my two little boys around at home! And besides the sewing, it was good company and wonderful food! Thanks to all who helped plan the event!
It still doesn't seem like much in the bedroom, but I love it SO much more than before. My husband HATES decorative pillows (why are guys like that?!), so he's not as excited, but he's willing to deal with them for my sake. Awww! :) I went with fairly neutral colors, partly because I really like that natural, clean look, and partly so it's easy to change up, or fit well into any setting. We don't have a house lined up yet for when we make the big move, so I have no idea what we'll be in! This color scheme should be fine no matter what, and the green accent color should be easy to add in around the room in other ways.
Come back soon, as I have quite a few other projects, both old and new, to share with you in the near future. I'll also try to keep you updated on our new home, and the ideas and projects that come out of that.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a blessed week!
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