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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Creating New Bedding from Old Options

A big thank you to all who left such kind comments and emails regarding our new look for an antique bed.

Here is Sweet Guy’s new bedding. Most of it came from our linen closet.


When talking about what look he wanted for his room he chose this image.

I asked him what elements he liked about the space and it was the color gray, the street signs, painted “Beatles” wall and the exposed brick.

Cool Boys room

I told him that since we were moving the wall elements might have to wait until we were settled in our new home. He agreed. So then we looked at “Gray Rooms”.

He liked this…

teal and grey bedroom

…and that….

Grey and wood

…and this.

Sweet guys bedroom

I told him we could absolutely paint the bed gray. I found a similar bed with a curved footboard that had been painted.


This was a similar option he liked too.

meandalice links to a nice blog "french-grey" lots of beautiful photos of French Farmhouse Decor

But we agreed that the paint job should wait until after we moved. However we did have a soft comforter he liked snuggling up in and I thought I could dye it teal since it was a light ivory. I also found a linen bed skirt in the closet that I kept a light color.


Success! He also needed new sheets immediately. We found a grey check set at Target on sale for $19.99.


The accent pillow was found at Homegoods for $5.99. No joke.


The check throw blanket was also found at Target but went back as soon as the snapshots were taken. We have decided to look for vintage Pendleton blankets on Ebay for a bit more character.


Temporary happiness was achieved using what we had until we move.



ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the bedding and LOVE that bed!!

Linda said...

Looks great!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sweet Guy has great taste--just like his talented Mom!

Lorrie said...

It's a great look!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love that blue, and I love the way the bed turned out.

Rita C. said...

You nailed it, Laura. That's an awesome look. I love, love, love (Beatles mode there, lol) your ability to copy high end, frugally. The Pendleton blankets will really ground it, I think - good call, although that throw was quite handsome, too.

Mari said...

Your sweet guy has really good taste ;-) I love all of his choices ;-) really cool and the bedding is just the perfect touch.


Lorraine Chittock said...

Love grey. I also love the wall map, where did you buy i?

Kelley said...

Teachable moments for the sooner-than-you-know-it bachelor. Way to go, Thrifty Mama.

And I ask you: Do you think hundreds and hundreds of dollars "invested" would look any handsomer than these details?

A: Nope.

Lookin' good, lookin' good, lookin' real-real good!

Hugs and happy week,

martinealison said...


De belles nuances de couleurs... Un très joli billet. Merci pour ce partage.
Je vous fais de gros bisous ♡

Debbie said...

It is my personal opinion that the hardest room to decorate would be a boy room. Now, I didn't actually HAVE boys, so I don't know if that's true or not. I has always seemed to me that it would be hard. You,however, keep nailing it with every post you do about Sweet Boy's room. I love the colors in this bedding choice. The whole room is just excellent.

Maria Elena said...

Laura, love the bedding. So beautiful! It is so hard to decorate for the boys, specially as they get older. You did a great job!

Rosemary said...

You have marvelous taste and such an eye for the details to pick up on and use. Great result!