Saturday, July 16, 2011
Bedroom stage 1: the bed
I used THIS tutorial to learn how to make pinwheels. I was able to scrounge fabric from my stash for almost all of it. In total, I spent less than $10 for THE ENTIRE QUILT! The white you see is from a thrifted white sheet. The backing is another thrifted white sheet that I colored with Rit dye.
I thought it needed a bit more variety of blues, so I did buy 3 different fabrics, but since I only needed 1/3 of a yard of each, that was only about $6. My biggest trick: I took this:
And used it for the batting. Yup. My old bed-in-a-bag comforter I used 9 years ago in collage now looks pretty darn cute. (it's a little hard to see on his bed. So here's a shot of it all spread out on my queen sized bed)
It's not perfect, not by a long shot:
But even with all the weird puckers where I didn't measure square, it looks great on the bed.
The yellow throw at the foot of the bed was a $5 find at a thrift store.
The Mario Pillow set me back $3.50 for 1/2 yard of fleece and THIS tutorial.
Total cost this stage: $20.
See the whole room HERE