I'm making slow progress, because as usual, I'm working on multiple projects (do I repeat myself a lot ? ! ).
The guest room is approx. 6ft x 9ft, so it really is small. It also needs to have a dual purpose, as a guest room/sewing room. Not that I will go in there to sew, but I need a place to store all my sewing stuff.
The guest that stays here the most is Pandy, and I'm pretty spoilt at her place. I get the pink toile bedroom with an en suite ! You can see more pictures of it here in a very early post, as well as other photos of her amazing home.
There is only one bathroom in our house, definitely no chance of an en suite, so I want to make the room as cosy and inviting as possible. Besides, I have that great bed I found here, and it lends itself to a more classic style, much more up Pandy's street.
This is my starting point - an Ikea blanket and two cushions, that were in the sitting room.
I hate blankets just thrown over chairs, but I did this to hide an Ikea bucket chair that seriously needs a makeover (idea already logged for this and added to long list). All three things came from the guest bedroom in my last house. That's the flooring on the right, which we still haven't put down, except in the kitchen - hmmm !!!
I found some remnants of the fabrics, and some other pieces to use. I had covered a headboard in this previously, which unfortunately I no longer own.
There's a large enough piece of this fabric to upholster the seat of a chair I have, and the rest is going to be used in a pelmet.
I love bobble fringe, and the little linen table mat was £1 in a charity shop. I have ideas for all of this, but the first thing on my list was a bed cover. The cream one under the fabric is very old and not particularly nice.
There was nothing in TKMaxx - not that I've got the money anyway. I wanted to put my blanket on the end of the bed, on top of a cream quilt, or something similar. My generous friends - ie Pandy and her mother - bought me a gorgeous duvet set and some extra pillow cases.
Aren't they lovely ! The duvet set is from TKMaxx, and the pillow cases are from The White Company.
I also got a cream bedcover, similar to the white one, but much, much nicer.
There is no photo, because a strange thing happened, and I didn't need it (Pandy's mum was totally cool with this, it was only £5.99 I think).
I was talking to my ex, about the room (he's another old geezer and gets on very well with the current old geezer !), and he told me that he had a bed cover I made !
I couldn't remember making one at all. I even had a whole discussion with Pandy about how I couldn't have made one, because I would have remembered working it all out and sewing it.
The ex old geezer dropped off my lined and inter-lined bed cover with the scalloped edge !!!
I am 2 years off 50. Actually, make that 1 1/2.
Is it all down hill from now on ?
The knees are already on the way out. I've just got my first pair of glasses and now my memory ??
I'd remembered covering a headboard, so how on earth could I have forgotten actually making a bedcover.
Well, at least I have it - and it's certainly very Pandy !
And although there are no pics, the black and white check blanket looks great along the end of the bed.
Onwards and upwards. I have a list of about 12 things to do in this room, added to the one thing I have done already - but I will share that with you another time, if I remember !!!