I live my life on lay-away, doin' a little at a time, and that's how I'm re-doing the guest bedroom. I don't have before pictures, one result of doing things so haphazardly, and I'm not finished, which is another result. But here are some pics of where I am at the moment.
I wanted to add hits of white, without painting furniture, which I neither like to do nor do well.
Graphics Fairy. (The bear was part of a gift from the hub in the early eighties. His paws are clips and they held a gold chain. I think I like the bear every bit as much as I do the gold chain. The bit of tatting around his neck is something I picked up long ago in a box of old linens.)
Dharma Trading. Need I say I did it in bits, and it took forever? For quite a while I had only the end and one side finished--and on the bed. I ran out of linen and had to order more, and then couldn't remember what weight I'd used and wound up mis-ordering twice before I finally got the right weight. Which just gives me gobs more linen to use in sewing.
I go the easy route on making bedskirts, constructing them as if they were an actual skirt with fabric gathered onto a "waistband," which is upholstery-pinned to the mattress. Then I can change them out easily without removing the mattress.
I'll be sharing this post with The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday. Check it out--there's some really clever people out there in blog-land. Also sharing at Chic on a Shoestring's Flaunt it Friday.