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!