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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Make do: I used to hate my bed!

   While the rich walnut woodgrain of this bed appeals to me, the design of the headboard leaves me cold. I'm stuck with it though. As it's an heirloom from Hubby's paternal grandparents, it's not going anywhere. To make it work, I asked my mum to make us a quilt & some pillow shams. My only contribution was to say I wanted "rainbow colors." The end result is the quilt you see here, what Mom calls her "wonky" quilt. I call it BEAUTIFUL and a funky, creative piece of quilt-art. Art that camouflages or at least somewhat obscures the part of this bed that I don't like. Yet another case where making do can turn out even better than expected.
   Don't you love it when that happens?

11 comments:

Buttons said...

Your Mom's quilt is absolutely beautiful. I love it. I also love the bed. They compliment each other well. Good idea.

Practical Parsimony said...

Lovely,both bed and quilt and pillows. Yes, I like it when something is unexpectedly so nice. I just keep going back to look at it over and over. I know that is silly, but I am like a child when I make or get something that I love.

Tightwad Mom said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I like your bed, too. I inherited my Grandma's bedroom set when she passed away last year. Her set brings back so many memories.

Blessings said...

The bed & quilt are both LOVELY!
~~HUGS~~

Maa said...

The quilt is perfect on the bed. The bed is lovely too. Have you ever though about painting it. I know some would be shocked to think of doing that but if it makes you happy.....
I have some beautiful furniture items that we inherited and there's one dresser I would love to paint in a light colour. I haven't done it yet because I've come up against a lot of opposition. I've been thinking of giving it away as the piece is large,dark and depressing. Everyone loves it but it's standing in my house and I have to look at it every day.
You know..one day I will just do it! Maa.

Dmarie said...

aw, thanks, you guys! and Maa, I wouldn't be above painting something but the woodgrain of this bed is one of the things I DO like about it, so I'd better keep that. ha

The Professor's Wife said...

I love the bed and the quilt!

Lindy Mint said...

LOOOOVE that quilt! It certainly does the trick of masking the bed and is so cheery. Props to mom!

SARINA said...

You are very lucky to have a mom that is such a handy person. The quilt and pillow cases look tremendeous! Big clap for mom!!!

Margo said...

That is one GORGEOUS quilt

sheron said...

The colourful quilt suits well with your wooden bed and gives warm feeling.

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