Saturday, July 7, 2012

Freshening Up My Bedroom For Summer

My cozy bed.

It needed some freshening up for summer.

And I had to do it on a pretty snug budget!

I love bright colors and vintage cottage looks.

I managed to achieve my goal for less than $50.00.

What I had:

Antique Dresden plate quilt
(handed down from my great grandmother)

Green French quilt
(birthday present from my parents last year)

Silhouette portraits of our family
(my favorite souvenirs from Disneyland)

Swing arm lamps
 (ordered from Pottery Barn a zillion years ago)

Blue and white chintz euro shams and bed skirt
(made by me with fabric bought at a garage sale)

Red rick rack
(my embarrassing stash)

Blue rick rack
(same embarrassing stash!)

Elastic, thread, bias tape

What I bought:

1 set of white sheets from T.J. Maxx 
($32.55 including tax)

2 pairs Ralph Lauren floral pillowcases from Marshalls
($10.85 including tax)

My old lampshades
were darling black and ivory check fabric
from Pierre Deux.

I still love them
and didn't want to permanently alter them.

So I made lampshade covers
out of one of the pairs of floral pillowcases.

And I made throw pillows
with the rest of the fabric from those pillowcases.

I used the other pair as regular pillowcases.

I sewed a row of red cotton rick rack onto the 
white sheets and pillowcases.

And after making special pillowcases
for a bazillion different people,
I finally made some for me!

I decided to use the phrase
"I am my beloved's 
and he is mine" 
from Song of Solomon 6:3.

I love it and so does my beloved Hot Rockin' Hubby!


~*Aria*~ said...

Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs, same book by a different name) is an excellent bit of poetry, regardless of religion.

Here pretty soon we'll be redoing our bedroom, tearing out the existing bed and rebuilding. but the quilt I got from my grandma that her grandma made won't go on top of the bed with a couple dogs likely to ruin it. Revel in not having animals!

Meredith said...

Hi Sivje, I love your newly re-outfitted bed! You have an amazing eye for color and texture! I love the quote you chose to use too! It definitely is a cozy bed! Thanks for sharing! Mere

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Bunny said...

Amen to the last poster!

Sivje, you have such a wonderful eye for design and color. Add that to your technical skills and you can't help but end up with a fabulous bedroom like this. It is so inviting and fresh. More, please!

Jeannie B. said...

It is very summery and bright and cheerful. Very nice. I love the idea that you did this for a summer look.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT So happy you blended so much history, color, love, design, etc. Sivje darling you are our amazing daughter. Love you so big!!

Stacey Jay said...

Love it! It turned out beautifully!

Debby said...

Love your cozy bedroom

Ruth said...

So, so pretty! I love the shabby cottage look. Please come to my house and decorate. :)

Debbie B said...

About 36 1/2 years ago the napkins for our wedding had that same verse on it! And today, I am still my Beloved's and he is still my Beloved! I've always loved it.

The sheets & pillowcases are lovely. Thanks for a super idea for a wedding gift!