Happy Memorial Day! Do you have any special plans?
Sweet Guy is participating in a cemetery ceremony with the Boy Scouts which promises to be very wet and we are having an indoor picnic since it is raining. :(
Thank you so very much for all your kind comments on the Anthro Inspired Applique Curtains created for the guest bedroom.
When decorating any room a repetition of an element is always a good idea. As you may recall I had cut off a good portion of the curtains so that they would fit the window and also had a good amount of the cut up tablecloth leftover which was used for the applique. I generally keep all fabric scraps and try to use them in interesting ways. This time I made a simple headboard cover.
We had purchased the Ikea Hemnes white bed frame for the guest room. It is a sturdy bed with a very simple design. I always had it in my mind to “jazz it up”.
I originally thought I would create some type of padded headboard. However, that seemed a bit heavy for the spring and summer. So then I decided just to make a simple slipcover. The slipcover is basically like a tablecloth folded over the headboard. It has ties on the sides to keep it in place.
To create the slipcover I measured the size of the headboard. A length of fabric was used from the excess bottom portion of the white curtains I had cut off. Three of the sides were hemmed. This would create the back portion of the slipcover. I repeated the steps with some of the leftover floral fabric. Then I joined the two pieces together with a French center seam. (French seams are what they use for pillowcases so that you can’t see an unfinished edge of a seam. There are several great tutorials on YouTube.) I then pinned the slipcover in place on the headboard so I could see where the ties should be sewed on.
This quick and easy project took less than an hour to complete. I love that there is now another floral element in the room to tie in with the curtains.
As it has been raining non stop here in Texas I haven’t been able to get a good picture of the room with the bed all dressed. I promise I will share the space as soon as a sunny day arrives.
My in laws have been here for the past week and we have accomplished so many projects. They are here for another week and we hope to cross a few more things off the never ending list.
Enjoy your holiday!
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