Bed Makeover!!

by ilene on July 25, 2011 · 4 comments

in jeff, sewing

Hi! I’m back from our apartment searching trip out in San Francisco! We tried our hardest to find a new home for us in the city but who knew the housing market out there is so competitive?!   After 6 days, we didn’t find a place so Jeff is staying out there a few more days, hopefully he will sign a lease before he returns! Cross your fingers, we are beginning to panic!

While the hubs is away, I took it as my chance to redecorate!! Hehe!  I can’t help myself, I’m constantly changing my mind about our decor and better to do it when the hubby’s gone!  He can’t stop me!!  Even though it makes absolutely no sense to redecorate since we are moving in less than a month, I had to change things up a bit.  For the last year, our queen bed has looked like this:

The duvet cover from Crate & Barrel is one of the Marimekko lines but I can’t find  it on their website anymore. Sleigh bed is also from Crate & Barrel but has been discontinued. Tutorial for monogram pillow here.  I loved the look of it but felt like it was time for a summer makeover. It now looks like this:

The United States pillow (tutorial here) and felt flower pillow (tutorial here) are recent additions and so is the large  “F” pillow in the middle.  I’ll show how I made the “F” monogram button pillow tomorrow.  Since we are in the middle of a heat wave, I swapped out our down comforter with this lighter quilt that I actually made the summer before I moved to Boston 7 years ago.  The quilt took over 60 hrs to make and as I sewed it, I had visions of summering at the cape with this queen-sized quilt, it seemed perfect for a beach cottage. Then the first night I moved to Boston, my new roommate’s dog peed twice on it and any romanticized view of this quilt ended! So sad!!  But I like how it makes the room instantly more casual and summery!

Tutorial on the “F” monogram button pillow will be up tomorrow!

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1 Gigi July 26, 2011 at 2:50 am

I’m a relatively new follower, but I wanted to comment on how I really appreciate your cheerfulness, stories, and DIY crafts. Also, a note about moving into SF– as one who lives in the Bay Area, I know that housing in SF is expensive and rather competitive. Why not try living in a city near SF and commuting into the city via BART or car? The benefits will vary, but I know plenty of people who live in Oakland, Fremont, or other cities in the area who commute to SF everyday. (Avoid Berkeley– I live in Berkeley and rent is horrendously inflated, because of the university nearby.) Good luck with the hunt! 😀


2 bull smoke July 27, 2011 at 7:42 am

I rather have teddy bears in my bed and also some nice and warm bed sheet to keep me warm while sleeping. And besides the color of your bed sheet seems nice and relaxing so good choice in choosing.


3 Stacie with an I E July 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I really like these ideas to dress up your bed (or couch). I look at things like this on Etsy all the time and always wonder how they make it, seeing as homemaking skills are not my strong point. So thank you for your step by step instructions with pictures! Super cute!


4 levidavie July 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

hey i got anew post on the macbook mini


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