Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Girls' Room - Bedding

Because I haven't had much time to be crafty this week and because of
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I decided to share my favorite fabric project.  Have you checked out The CSI Project?  They have a theme every week and you enter your favorite project. 

So, one of my favorite fabric/sewing projects involves the girls room.  I realized that I've never posted on the girls' room before so here it goes.  My daughter's share a room.  They are 12 and 4 - quite an age gap, I know.  While E is a tomboy with a girly streak, C, my 12 year old, is not girly AT ALL.  She didn't want anything pink in her room.  Her favorite colors are blue and green.  She picked her own fabrics for this project.  I picked E's fabric. 

I'd never made bedding before, but after seeing the prices on custom bedding, I decided I could do it myself.  Custom toddler bedskirts started at $60.  Custom double bedskirts started at around $100 and went as high as $230.  Seriously?  Um....I don't think so.  I think I spent $75 or so on all the fabric so I'd say that's a pretty good savings on my part.  AND, I have fabric left over for other projects. 

This is a picture of the C's bed. 



Here's a close up of the flanged pillows I made.



Then I made matching bedskirts.


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We bought C's turquoise sheets at Wal-Mart and her brown comforter set at Linens N' Things.  We decided just to paint the room white because I knew she'd change her mind about the colors and we end up redoing her color scheme before I felt like painting the wall.  I HATE to paint.  She has the only white walls in the house.  Kind of sad, huh?
We're thinking of getting the girls new beds next year.  E is outgrowing her toddler bed.  She used to loooove her bed, but lately, she wants to sleep in a big girl bed.  I see a room redo in my future. 

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4 comments:

  1. It came together really well! I love the dotty pillow fabric. Love the iron bed, too!

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  2. Of course, I'm jazzed about this! I love that fabric that we have "in common" so much. I saw it as a dressing room curtain in a boutique recently and *almost* asked if they had remnants. Ha!

    That room is right up our alley around here.
    I enjoy that CSI thing. I have never linked up, but I love to see what everyone else has done. Good work!

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  3. It's nice that you let your older child pick her own color scheme. I like the colorful dot patterened pillows with the striped bedskirt.

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  4. So so cute! I like the color scheme too. ;)

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