Pinterest is starting to be filled with Valentine's day pins and that got me thinking about what I want to do for my husband. He is away a lot and the nicest thing that I could think of doing for him would be to take back our room and make something relaxing for him to come home to.
I started with our bed for right now. There are still a few projects I wish to accomplish but I got a good start on it.
The first project that I did was to tie our duvet cover to our duvet. I usually don't put the cover on our duvet because in the middle of the night the duvet tends to slip out and then all I'm left with is the cover. I saw this pin quite a while ago and kept it in the back of my mind. It only took about 15 minutes of my time to do.
I used bias tape since I didn't have any extra ribbon on hand and sewed it to the corners of the duvet and the cover. I also sewed some into the middle seams at the top so that it would stay as well. When I wish to wash either the the duvet or the cover, I just have to untie it.
The next thing that I did was sew some new decorative pillows for my bed. I found some fabric that I loved at Ikea for only $7 a metre. It made two large pillow case covers. I made the pillows envelope style so that I can easily remove the covers to wash them. For the hems, I used Stitch Witchery. If you don't sew or just want your seams to be invisible, try it! It's awesome stuff and doesn't take very long to do. It's probably faster than sewing it!
I tried to use this article for dressing your bed but of course, their bed looks like it came out of a magazine. Perhaps some day I will have a room like this....
Here is a breakdown of the projects I have completed in my room and what I'd still like to accomplish:
- organize the dresser and the closet
- find new bedside tables
- finish hanging pictures on the wall
Hopefully my room will be finished in the next little while. I'll make sure to keep taking pictures of the projects as I complete them.
Let me know what you think!