November 09, 2008

Progress in the MBR

It's Quiltification to the rescue again!


Etsy store owner Charlotte custom made that lovely bolster cover for me, in a size that wouldn't look lost on The Monster (re: king size bed man of the shore house insisted on). She had a fabric that complemented the tree cushions I bought a couple of months ago from her, and when I couldn't find a long cushion I liked I tossed the challenge to the lovely Charlotte. She came up with a couple of ideas, and I went with the rounded bolster. I think it's a good size, and it fills up the bed a bit (tames the monster, if you will).


I'm also happy with the linen duvet cover and shams I scored on eBay. At first I didn't love the striped embroidered design, but at $45 for the (new!) set I quickly got over it. I know a lot of folks aren't big fans of duvets due to "down slippage" -- that phenomena of all of the down bunching up into one, teeny tiny corner -- and I have the solution: Down alternative. No down, no slippage. There's great, environmentally friendly faux down product on the market these days. I'm in love with my Calvin Klein one, purchased at Home Goods for $59 (king size!).

I've also started to pick up some mercury glass here and there to jazz up the thrift store dresser, and Renovation Therapy's lovely little dish has been given a fine new home there, too, as a catch all for the lady's jewels. I hope she approves.

Naturally, there's still tons to be done. The master bedroom walls are still bare. And this poor sailboat painting has now hung in almost every room of the house and still hasn't found a home.

We're working on it. Sort of. Yesterday I worked on my napping skills. And I have to say...I did quite a good job.

19 comments:

tam said...

LoL! Naps are good! And your room is coming along nicely as well!
~Tam

heidi said...

The bedroom looks awesome. And the PHOTOS are beautiful. And if I could blink like Jeannie, I'd be napping there right now. (there certainly won't be any nappies for me today)
Also, your house looks so tidy! Clean, uncluttered.
*sigh*

Renovation Therapy said...

Dear Dish:

I miss you, but I'm sure Laura is taking good care of you. Did you know that I bought a little version of you on Ebay? Hours of searching and I finally figured out the right term - KUTANI. Hurrah!

Love & kisses,

The former dish owner.

PS - The branch pillows are rad!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looking good there, girlfriend, and the napping skills sound like something I need to pursue. I did a turnaround trip yesterday after having slept for about three hours the night before. Can we say tired? Yep, need to work on napping skills. ;-) And I think your etsy buddy did a good job with your cushion. I have a large "body pillow" that I could be using in a project. Thanks for giving me some inspiration.

Sheila

Andy Guo said...

Naps are good! And your room is coming along nicely as well!
Andy Guo

Stephanie said...

Beautiful! AND thank you for the down/duvet tips...cuz, yes, I have that slippage problem.

Maureen said...

Oh, a nap... how lovely. That bed looks rather comfortable. I love the bolster and coordinating pillows....

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Yay! Thanks so much for my first "award" for my blog! I will definitely post it and "pass" it on! I'm so flattered, you've made my day! Thanks again!

Jen r. said...

love your bedroom!

Tina said...

Oh am I in love with those pillows! Great bolster too!
And btw, don't you love HomeGoods?!
It's the best.
T

Renovation Therapy said...

You have to check out my blog...you'll crack up.

Jersey Girl in DC said...

Your bedroom is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the blue and tree prints! And is that an anchor print sitting on the floor? Love it! :)

please sir said...

The bed looks AMAZING! What a find! Love all your other little collections.

Sue said...

Love that mercury glass...and the sailboat picture is pretty cool too. Hope your week goes well..Sue.

sarah abeachcottage said...

hi Laura

love the bed with those cushions, gotta have a bolster

I need to get those napping skills back, I used to be very good at them lol!

Sarah

Linda Lou said...

BEAUTIFUL BEDROOM...I LOVE MERCURY GLASS TOO. I THINK I SHOULD LOOK ON EBAY FOR SOME BEDDING, IT CAN GET PRETTY EXPENSIVE.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Lookin' good, Laura! Now I can't wait to see your big reveal. Hurry up!

ROXY said...

Love those pillows!!!

Bella Casa said...

Wow, your bedroom is gorgeous! I never heard of down alternative...yes, I love ebay, too, I got my bedskirt there for so cheap :)

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Bella :)