By the end of the week the Master Bedroom Redesign should be done! About time I'd say. The redesign began in early summer with the Upholstered Headboard Wall and Lamp Makeover projects. A great start but then I had to move on to other DIY projects I had committed to doing, writing tutorials on them for HGTV.com.
This past week I cut and sewed the duvet, adding a band of trim along the top edge. The above photos show a preview and the ties being sewn in to hold the comforter in place. I'll post a tutorial on this project tomorrow.
I also made a throw to layer over the duvet...loving this! Texture on one side and a metallic thread accent on the other.
It was sewn Saturday night during a slow evening at home. My husband and Max were watching a football game, Isabella was making some pretty candies and I sewed. Oops, do you see just a few problems here? Pieces of Wilton candy melts and a glass of red wine are just sitting there waiting to spill on the sewing project! Yikes. The wine was moved and I finished up quickly before any spills could happen...I'll post more on this project in a couple days.
Finally, to complete the design, I wanted to find a blue gray fabric to make an additional pair of pillows for the bed and settee. Such a fabric would help tie in the tones seen on the DIY Canvas Art and DIY Architectural Letters to the design.
Look what I found on the clearance table at Joann Fabrics! Perfect. Not only are the colors just right but the fabric also has a wonderful metallic thread running through it. While making these pillows I plan to add trim along the edges and sew in invisible zipper closures. A reader asked why I never use zippers on my pillows. I thought about it for a moment and remembered a story from when I manufactured a line of clothing, realizing I may actually have zipper trauma! I plan to overcome this and tackle pillows with zippers later this week, of course I'll post about it all!
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