Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ry's Bed...and other ramblings

Ry has been in her big bed for a while now, but it has been a work in project. It is finally complete. Well, almost complete...it is supposed to be a four poster bed, but is currently a two poster bed awaiting to be fixed by Kev (Kev-I'll pay you a dollar if you fix it! Don't laugh, this works all the time with him if I say it with enough enthusiasm). The bed is from Craigs List and Kev hates that I buy used furniture because he usually has to help me strip (the paint off)/paint/fix or do something to make them just right. I tell him to be happy that I'm cheap (or at least the used furniture I buy is cheap).
Back to the bed. It is complete as far as the bedding goes. I would love to say I did it all, but we all know I didn't. My mom, the amazingly talented sewer, made the quilt totally all on her own without any input from me (she is such a cool grandma). She helped me make the yellow duvet under the quilt, which was surprisingly easy by using two flat twin sheets, and didn't require any cutting (right up my alley). I made the pillows, which I realize are not anything fancy but still considered a big accomplishment for me since a sewing machine was involved.

My next project involves a dated dresser and desk, pale yellow paint, and new hardware. I'll give you a dollar Kev if you help me with it!


9 comments:

Chelle and Aaron said...

It looks so great! I'll give you a dollar if you come help me decorate my house...

Riggs Familia said...

ok girl. i'm sick of this lack of confidence :) i'm totally NOT surprised (well, maybe if you had done the quilt) you did all that. it looks great. quite great. high five!

James and Tricia Thomas said...

Love the bed! Great job!! You should sell the stuff you buy and refurbish!

Maynards said...

Love it! I get so excited about stuff like this. Buy it used and cheap, fix it up, make it adorable, and everyone is happy. Great job!

Tish said...

I have seen the one dollar bribe in action. It is not a myth. And surprisingly, it works. :) By the way, the bedding is so cute!

Pitcherpost said...

that quilt is amazing!those pillows are super cute, you did a good job!

deatherages said...

I am so amazed by your Mommy talents! You inspire me!

Christen, Doug and Dillon said...

Adorable! That's all I have to say!

Snell family said...

Wow, that is really cute!!
I'll give your mom a dollar if she will sew me one too!!