I used the leftover fabric I had from making the drapes in the familyroom, so they didn't cost me anything. I bought the rod at Ross and it was only $17.00, As always I lined the drapes with a sheet. A twin sheet works fabulously, you just have to cut part of the width off, but you already have a bottom hem by placing the top of the sheet at the hemline of the drape. I buy the inexpensive ones at Walmart for $5 each. So all in all the drapes cost me $27. Not bad at all for beautiful designer fabric, lined, custom drapes and a great rod.
The drapes are a soft beige and cream stripe that is the exact same shade of beige as the walls, so it gives the background a seamless flow since this is such a small room.
As I said in my last post, I have been working on a really bad stain on the carpet.. (bottom center of photo) I think about 90 percent of it came out and so for now I am just going to leave it alone, then in about a month I will rent the shampooer again and give it another cleaning. This time I am definitely going to use ammonia. I have trusted that for years, and should have gone that route this time. Anyway for now, I am living with it.
I am using furniture that I have, and even though it is not your typical bedroom furniture, I am making it work. The one end table you see here is actually a kitchen work table. The leaves fold up on both sides, and it has a pull out cutting board, 1 drawer for silverware and 2 tin curved flour bins. I had this as an island in my house in Oregon. Love this piece, but no place for it in this house. The other side of the bed I will show you later, it is another non-bedroom piece.
My dog lamp looks perfect here so I borrowed it from the familyroom. I added some greenery, an antique crank phone, and an antique alphabet plate. The clock is a recent GW find for $1.99. Love the beautiful cut crystal.
I am sewing like mad to make the dust ruffle, the pillow shams and some decorative pillows. Hopefully I can finish that up this week.
I am linking to the following parties:
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Swing Into Spring
Kimmie at Sugar and Dots for What I Whipped Up Wednesday
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine at Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop