All it took was a weekend spent with my sewing machine, and our master bedroom bedding was complete.
Sweet dreams have never been so sweet.
We have lived with thrown-together bedding for longer than I care to admit, and it has truly been a joy to custom make each piece of our bedding to match our exact vision.
If you are just jumping in, we have set-off to completely revamp our master bedroom – which I showed the before glimpse HERE. I talked about that drop-dead-gorgeous headboard my incredibly talented husband whipped up HERE. I’ve been sharing examples of things that inspire me for this space HERE, HERE and HERE.
When the time came to dress the bed, I just couldn’t find exactly what I wanted any where – even for prices I couldn’t afford! So what’s a DIY gal to do?
Make it herself – of course.
I’ll have to admit, I enjoy sewing – but it is not my top favorite hobby of choice. However, I’m extremely grateful (especially in moments like this) that I have cultivated the skill and can tackle DIY projects like this.
It all started with the bones of the bedding.
I received 2 pillows, a fitted sheet, a top sheet, 2 pillowcases, and the down comforter – all discounted at $129.79 !
That is such an incredible deal, especially after living with these products for some time. To me, they feel like high end hotel bedding. I love all Linenspa products (mostly THIS pillow) and would highly recommend them for any of your bedding purchases. I am lucky enough to be an affiliate for this company, and they have been great to work with!
pssst . . . use the promo code “TIDBITS” to save 15% off. Your welcome.
The down comforter was particularly useful in this package. It is lightweight enough that it doesn’t add too much bulk, yet full enough for the cozy factor (because that is super important).
When making the duvet cover, I was absolutely certain I wanted linen. I have for years. Beautiful, textured, soft, luxurious linen. So I headed to Joann’s to find some white linen. Well, I found 2 tones that I loved and decided to make it a reversible/coordinating duvet.
On the top I have white, and a soft brown on the reverse side. Linen can be pricey – but I used coupons and spent near 90$ on the fabric. That is quite possibly the most I’ve ever spent on bedding, but after viewing pre-made linen duvets running the cheapest at $150-$200, I knew DIY’ing it was still the best option.
And don’t you worry – I have tutorials for all my DIY bedding coming up in the next 2 weeks – unless I can’t get out of bed 😉 It’s been super hard lately with such dreamy bedding.
After the duvet was in place, I could finally envision the pillows in my head. I wanted it pretty simple – and white to not compete with the headboard.
I added lace to my “bed-in-a-bag” pillowcases (tutorial for that already posted, HERE), and then threw together this super simple grain sack stripe long decorative pillow. (Bought the pillow form on Amazon, HERE).
I wanted it to look pretty frayed and similar to a true vintage grain sack – so I faked it the best I could with some bleached drop cloth. Took all but 30 minutes to finish, and I really really like it.
My 3 girls are smitten with them and it’s been a challenge to keep them in my room!
Finally, I made great use of my bleached drop cloth stash (which was supposed to be used to slipcover my couches), and made a ruffle-y, flow-y, texture-y, bed skirt. If I broke down the cost of what I used it would probably be less than $10 dollars for the skirt. Sweeeeet! (I had to make up for the expensive linen somewhere).
Once that was all complete I was pretty happy with the turn out. But something just seemed to be missing and I couldn’t stop thinking about the lovely flannel fabric I saw while at Joann’s. I hadn’t imagined flannel in this space, but once I marched into that store and grabbed my 2 yards, then slapped it down on the foot of the bed – it all felt perfect. Proof that if you just add the things you love into your home – it will work out.
It is still just a piece of fabric, but I plan to make it into a cozy fluffy blanket to place there for good. I call that flannel my “pièce de résistance” – when it comes to our bedding. It all just made sense after laying it down.
So now . . . we are going to squeeze in painting walls, some thrift store nightstand makeovers, a little light decorating, add some glamour lighting – and hopefully feel even more ahead before the week is up.
One can hope.
I’d love to hear what you think! – and keep an eye out for those tutorials coming your way if you have a bed that could use a face-lift.
Thanks for reading!
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