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
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.
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,