My personal Problem List is lengthy. I am well aware of it. Sitting right smack-dap at the top of the list is my problem with pillows. I love them! For the price of a new pillow, you’ve got a whole new look. This, is a fact. Last Christmas my husband gave me a sewing machine. It was like Crack to me! The easiest thing to learn to sew first is a strait line so my very first project was ….. A pillow! Now, one year later I can sew all kinds of stuff.
No where in my home is the particular problem more evident than in the Master bedroom. My husband turns pale and sweaty at the question, “Could you please make the bed?” That’s what I say. What he actually hears is, ” Could you please make the bed TO MY EXACT SPECIFICATIONS!”
I have spent my whole adult life perfecting the art of making our bed. I drool over luxuriously made beds in glossy magazines, and now on Pinterest (thank you Lord!). But alas, I am quite frugal. When we first married there was no other option. We were both fresh out of college and both living at
home so we had no furniture. I wanted a beautiful home and I had no money so I got really creative. My Mama had done this most of her life so she was a great resource.
That was 25 years ago and even though we are pretty comfortable financially, I am still pretty frugal. Mostly because that’s the right thing to do but it is also FUN!! So, this is my Big Ol Bed & I love it!!
I will break it down for you. The toile is an empt duvet cover my Mama made from at least three versions ago. The tan and white shams were Salvation Army thrift store finds, perfect & $2 each last Summer. The pair of black taffeta throw pillows are 5 years old & down filled from Walmart! No joke. Next, the single black and white micro check is Waverley. It also has a tiny bumble bee embroidered in the pattern. This was a Goodwill find $2, inset included. Finally the monogrammed lumbar, I made this myself with burlap I had then took it to an embroidery shop. The monogram cost $10! The coverlet I’ve have had for over 10 years.
So there you have it. It took some imagination and I had to clean up a mess afterward, but to me it’s worth it to play around with what you already have ( on a cold rainy day). Those lamps?? Now that’s another post!