Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Daybed ~

The guest bedroom in my house is very small, 10x12 feet, excluding the closet which completely takes up one wall. A second wall is all windows and there is a door leading to the guest bathroom/powder room on the third wall.  Small, with little wall space this is a hard room in which to place furniture.

When I decided to redo this room I really wanted to replace the old daybed but even a twin bed wouldn't leave enough space for anything else. I was pretty much stuck with what I had. Darn!

It's not that the daybed is so ugly, but frankly I wasn't looking forward to making all of the bedding it required.

No choice...



And now that it is all finished it looks pretty darn good.

I used a matelasse coverlet to make the bed cover and the bolsters, I got one with scallops and cut it out so I could use them on the edge.  The bolster forms were purchased online at Pillowflex. I have never made bolsters this large before but once I got the cording covered it was easy. 




I coordinated two of the pillows and the bed skirt with the drapes.



Online I found this beautiful dusty rose damask for accent pillows. If I had seen it before I probably would have used it for the bed skirt ~ too late now, I'm definitely not making another one of these for a while.

Painting: by my aunt Lily Strauss, painted for my grandfather in 1945

So it's all done. And it really is the best fit. Using the daybed enables me to have a dresser, armchair and a little desk in the room and still leave enough space for comfort.


Sometimes you just have to stick with what you have.

Thank you for visiting.

10 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Love the various fabrics, and the bolsters look great.

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  2. What lucky guests you will have! You've provided everything they'd need, and have also given yourself a very pretty space for reading or writing. It was certainly a lot of work, but it shows and it is beautiful!

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  3. It looks lovely. I love all that you did to it, everything looks so pretty.

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  4. Love the bolsters! I know it's the same daybed, but the transformation is beautiful.

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  5. It's beautiful, Adrienne! You did a wonderful job on the pillows and the bedskirt is so lovely! You are really a great seamstress.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. All the materials are beautiful and coordinate so lovely with each other.

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  7. You are a magician with a sewing machine my friend!!!!! This room is a lot more than 'pretty darn good', it's beautiful! The time this had to take boggles my mind Adrienne. Way to go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sending hugs...

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  8. You are a magician with a sewing machine my friend!!!!! This room is a lot more than 'pretty darn good', it's beautiful! The time this had to take boggles my mind Adrienne. Way to go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sending hugs...

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  9. Adrienne you are one talented Lady with your sewing skills!!! I love what you did in making the daybed absolutely beautiful with the addition of the bolsters and pillows!!! I had a daybed just like yours, but it never looked like yours does!

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  10. What a great job you did! Your skills with the sewing machine and as a decorator are so impressive!

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