Monday, November 29, 2010

I Do Believe The Master Bedroom Will Be Complete This Week!

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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26 comments :

  1. Can't wait to see the finished duvet! And how lucky were you to have found fabric that you were looking for?! Also, I finally got a sewing machine now I need to go back and read all of your tutorials again!

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  2. I love that fabric choice for your duvet. Waiting patiently to see the finish.

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  3. Everything looks amazing!! I can't wait to see the "after" photos!

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  4. Can't wait to see the finished look. Love your choice of fabrics.

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  5. Do you stand up to sew???? I think the next room you work on should be a sewing room :) I love the style of the master bedroom. So tailored but elegant and timeless. Kind of reminds me of Tahari, one of my favorite clothing lines. It goes without saying that we are all anticipating the final reveal!

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  6. Enjoying the progress. The home stretch is nearing!

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting
    http://mrgoodwillhunting.blogspot.com

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  7. Janell, can't wait to see the finished duvet! I also was curious if you stand up to sew?? Hmm...I guess if the table/island is high enough that would work really well!!

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  8. I'm so proud of you! Getting back up on the zipper horse.

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  9. Don't you just love it when you score a great deal! I'm getting excited to see the Master Bedroom almost completed and your newest duvet tutorial!

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  10. *** Ooooh, I can't wait to see it all "done, up n' together", Janell! You KNOW how I look forward to any project you do... (don't mean to "rush" you, but... HURRY!!!)...

    Warmest,
    Linda *

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  11. It's looking great already. Can't wait to see the completed room!

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  12. Yes, I guess I do stand to sew. Perhaps it makes me work faster to get the job done. I used to sew at a cutting table sitting on a stool when I had my clothing line and sewed all my own samples...it ended up tweaking my back so yes, now I stand. I guess that IS odd...
    Janell

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  13. I love your art collage on the wall... very cool!!

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  14. Can't wait to see the room reveals.

    With all this cool sewing project that you've done. sewing machine would definitely on my christmas wishlist...

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  15. The room looks fabulous. Can't wait to see the duvet. I know it will be stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  16. I can't wait to see everything and to lay my eyes on the tutorials. Curious about the throw - and what a nice Christmas gift that would be.

    -Rene

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  17. it is all looking so fabulous. i am really intrigued by the duvet! and i LOVE the ties...why don't all duvet covers some with ties to hold them in place?

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  18. Wow, the room is really coming together!! You have so much patience and drive.

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  19. Can't wait to see the finished project! You put me to shame - you have so much energy!

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  20. I can't wait to utter those words... Excited to see the full shebang!

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  21. I've been following your blog for months and I can't wait until the master bedroom reveal day finally arrives... :)

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  22. Janell, where on Earth do you get all your energy from? It is not like you don't have any kids, a large house and 500 design related projects going on at the same time!

    I am looking forward to the big reveal.

    Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

    ox, Mon


    http://www.splendidwillow.com

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  23. I thought the bedroom was done a long time ago - it looks so good already! But then again, we're never truly done, are we? ;)

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  24. If you don't use zippers, what do you use? I think it's funny that zippers scare you since you are such a clever seamstress. I think of the zippers as no big deal since it will be the bottom of the pillow and peeps won't see it. Now I am too lazy to put zippers in.

    I understand that you want your pillows perfect since you are a designer and it's part of your business.

    Take care, Katharine

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