I love a romantic bed, even though I have no more romance in my life....
(good riddance, stinky lousy mushy pain in my nether regions...)
So I like to pull out all the stops when making up my guest room bed.
A big advantage to not letting people
(you know who you are....)
stay in your guestroom,
is that you can spend lots of time making the bed look pretty, and know that you
won't have to redo it!!!!!
One trick I use,
which works if the bed isn't used very often.....
Is to wrap a thin quilt around a down duvet.
This gives a more plush and cushy look to the quilt.
I found the quilt at the Christmas Tree Shop for
(oops, I mean....for a really good price!!!!!)
I couldn't believe how the floral print went so well with my Rose Cummings fabric.
I had a vintage pink and white quilt in my Watertown home,
but it was old,
and I used it every day,
and my dog and cat slept with me,
and it got all worn out.
So, I had to find a replacement.
Who would have thought that a
cheapo bargain store would have the perfect quilt?????
As I was saying,
to create a more luxurious look and feel, wrap your well priced quilt around a duvet, and it instantly looks thick and fabulous!!!!!
I'm not crazy about the look of a bedspread.
I like to see the bed linens.
I feel it's more interesting giving a nicely layered look.
So, I often use a blanket cover.
A blanket cover is a light weight piece of fabric that is placed over the blanket.
It's practical purpose is to keep the blanket clean.
The only reason I use one is 'cuz I think they be purty.
I like the ones that are seersucker.
The blanket cover is usually made out of three pieces of fabric, as most fabric isn't wide enough to cover the bed.
Traditionally, eyelet lace is set into the two side seams.
I grew up with blanket covers like this.....
so this is the way I like mine to be!!!
I also love monograms.
I had mine sewn onto the middle of this cover.
I am very elegant.
I am very cultured.
I am very cool.....
I also like the look of lots of different patterns, as you all have probably figured out by now.
So I piled some of my old pillows from my Watertown living room onto the guest bed.
If you tend to use the same colors throughout your home, you can just move the stuff from room to room.
Below is a picture of my old living room.....
'course, in this case, it was house to house.
One of my gentle readers
(her alias is nutbird!!!)
said the pillow in front looked like a loaf of bread.....
Well it's not!!!!! It be lace!!!!!
She also asked about making old double beds into queens.
Well, the bed above is a double,
but what I do when I want a queen,
is to have someone extend the side rails from 75" to 80" in length
and have the mattress width overhang by 3" on either side.
Another thing that I've done,
is if the length of the bed can be the same as a double,
(the person sleeping in the bed, not being of the tall persuasion),
then I have a custom mattress made that is the width of a queen, but the length of a double.
Custom mattresses are no more expensive then regular mattresses.
Just look in the yellow pages, or google it, or ask your mother.
That's it for today!
Saturday I announce the
WINNER!!!!! of the give away.
So, till then....