WELCOME to CAROLINA PANACHE! I believe our homes should be a haven, a place of beauty and peace that reflect who we are and what's important to us. I'm on a journey to add personality and panache to every corner of my house. For me, good design evolves, grows and changes with the needs of one's lifestyle. I want my home to be creative, to be stylish, to be entertaining, to be real. I hope you will join me on my journey. It's always more fun to travel together.
This blog is all about bringing style and elegance to the home. The art of dressing your home goes beyond hanging a few items on the wall and arranging furniture. Much like a fabulous set of earrings or a new stylish handbag may take your little black dress from fine to fabulous, home accesories and key furnishings can take your rooms from ho-hum to singing the Halleluiah Chorus! Join with me as we discover new ways to add panache to every room of the house.

Simply Chic Bedding Update

Okay, I was surfing the net for a quick bedding update. A friend of mine has a daughter who just turned 16 and she wants to "update" her daughter's room to reflect the young woman rather than the little girl who daughter used to be. She asked me for some "inexpensive" ideas because money is tight. Obviously the first thing I suggested is PAINT. I love paint! Paint is our friend! You can paint almost everything. Paint can add panache, personality and pizzazz! The next suggestion was bedding! New linens can get expensive so I was looking for some crafty ideas on how to rework some of the current bedding when I discovered this clever idea. I just love it! Notice the bedskirt? It's made out of TOWELS. Yes, that's right! Hand towels and bath towels. My friend's home is a little cottage and she and her daughter live there alone. They really like fleamarket finds, ShabbyChic decor and most things white. This quick and easy bedskirt fit perfectly with their decor and the best part - NO SEWING!
All that was needed was:
4 - Bath Towels (any color or pattern you choose)
6- Hand Towels (I suggest matching versions of your bath towels)
2 yards of 2-inch wide ball fringe
Fabric Glue
Bedskirt Tacks
Directions:
Place 2 Bath towels on top of the box spring. Allow to hand over the edge to desired length. Center the bath towels in the middle with approximately a 4" to 6" separation between the two. Next, take the Hand Towels, embellish one end with the ball fringe using fabric glue. Allow to dry. Place the embellished Hand Towels on top of the Bath Towels overlapping the edges. Adjust the towel to the desired length. Repeat these steps for the other side.
If your bed is centered the room and you want to over the end, simply use 1 extra Bath Towel and 2 extra Hand Towels. If the bed sits against a wall then dress the side and end only. Use bedskirt tacks to hold the towels in place, then place your mattress on top.
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All that's needed next is a few coordinated toss pillows and an inexpensive blanket or coverlet. We picked ours up at TJMAXX. We actually used two blankets in contrasting colors and standard white sheets. The bedskirt and the pillows add all the drama. The bedskirt project took less than 40 minutes. When you get tired of the color or pattern, remove the fringe, wash the towels, then send them back to the bathroom for standard duty.
Have fun with this little project. It's so simply and cute.
Until I see you again,
Happy Decorating!
~Alisa

19 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This is a cute idea, Alisa. It would be great for a lake or beach house, too!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Well doesn't that look as cute as can be? I love that look and the fact that with towels you are able to make the skirt come clear to the floor ~~ unlike most purchased bed skirts.

Problem is I'm afraid if I did it people would think I washed the dish towels with the sheets and forgot to use fabric softener! ;-} lol!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Very cute and so creative.

southerninspiration said...

Darling idea!!!

Suzanne

Sandra said...

What a cute idea!
Sandra

Tammy518 said...

What a neat idea! It turned out great.

Sandy said...

That is just too cute.

Happy late Mother's Day, Alisa! Meant to get over here sooner :)

Ross said...

I have done lot of research on the web for Childrens Bedding and i had found spacify has a huge collection of kids bedding. Check it out.

Lisa said...

What an adorable bed! Thanks for the how-to!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea! I love the layered look. What a wonderful post.
Blessings,
Debbie

Blushing hostess said...

This is a fabulous idea! Can I share this with my readers, please?

Just found this blog - very lovely!

Be well, The Hostess

A Hint of Home said...

What a clever and innovated idea!
It is very stunning yet easy enough for anyone to do. Turned out great.

Vern ~ Inspired said...

I have ejoyed visiting your blog today! What great recipes and ideas you have!

I will come back again!!

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