Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Bedding on a Budget

This post is courtesy of an article I found at Better Homes and Gardens . Loved it's simplicity I hope you do too...



Budget Bed
Turn a basic bedroom into a dream with three simple projects that cost so little you can give your room a facelift without depleting your savings.





Headboard
Make a covered headboard (ours is medium-density fiberboard) with batting and fabric; pick a fabric with spandex fiber for extra stretch.
Yardage: Fabric at least 3 inches wider all around than headboard frame
Time: 3 hours
1.Drill two 1/4-inch holes where you want to add covered buttons.

2.Wrap two layers of batting around the frame; staple on the back.
3.Lay the frame facedown on the wrong side of the fabric.

4.Pull the fabric to the back at the center top and bottom; staple.

5.Repeat on both sides.

6.Stretch and staple the fabric to fit smoothly around the board.

7.To further secure fabric to the headboard, push a needle and thread from the back through the hole drilled in the board, through the button loop, then to the back of the board.

8.Pull ends of thread tight and twist around a brad nailed to the board back.
This step lets the button dimple the fabric.

Duvet
Yardage: 2 inches larger all around than comforterTime: 2 hours

1.Measure the comforter, adding 1 inch on three sides and 2 inches along top edge.
2.Turn top edges of fabric under 2 inches and hem.
3.Stitch hook-and-loop tape to inside of top edges.

4.Lay top and bottom right sides together; stitch around three edges.

5.Add loops at inside corners; turn right side out. Add loops at comforter's corners to hold comforter in place.



Pillow
The trick to making this fun, fringy pillow is to buy coarsely woven fabric that makes it easy to pull thick, loose threads off the cut ends.
Yardage: 1/2 yard for a 16-inch pillowTime: 1 hour
1.To start, cut two pieces of fabric 2 inches wider all around than the pillow form.

2.With wrong sides together, stitch the pieces together 2 inches from the edges, leaving a 6-inch opening.

3.Slip a pillow form through the opening and machine-stitch the opening shut.

4.Unravel the edges of the pillow by pulling the loose threads down to the machine-stitched line.

6 comments:

graciela said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Joannah

http://windscreensite.com

Anonymous said...

ups sorry delete plz [url=http://duhum.com].[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://tonoviergates.net/][img]http://sopriventontes.net/img-add/euro2.jpg[/img][/url]
[b]adobe software company, [url=http://tonoviergates.net/]adobe creative suite 4 design standard[/url]
[url=http://sopriventontes.net/]cheapest anti virus software[/url] buy cracked software report filemaker pro
how to price software as [url=http://tonoviergates.net/]reseller of software[/url] share prices software
[url=http://tonoviergates.net/]adobe creative suite 4 web premium serial[/url] autocad student version
[url=http://tonoviergates.net/]windows vista serial[/url] buy and sell software
macromedia dreamweaver 8 software [url=http://sopriventontes.net/]order management software[/url][/b]

Anonymous said...

lwjyulhnd www.louisvuittonhandbagson-sale.com kpdsnabno [url=http://www.louisvuittonhandbagson-sale.com]louis vuitton purses[/url] hbstoxbir
ymgaifyvd www.louisvuittonluggageonline.com undrlkbrm [url=http://www.louisvuittonluggageonline.com]louis vuitton totes[/url] iskwlehpc
zedbfftjw www.louisvuittonhandbagsdiscountsale.com aoiphnwtk [url=http://www.louisvuittonhandbagsdiscountsale.com]louis vuitton handbags for sale[/url] wgcfwxqpz
wudxpctei www.louisvuittononsaleshoes.com whvkvbzag [url=http://www.louisvuittononsaleshoes.com]cheap louis vuitton bags[/url] gtkvomtce
cqzwcqjbu www.newdiscountlouisvuittonhandbag.com nzgzgccsy [url=http://www.newdiscountlouisvuittonhandbag.com]cheap louis vuitton[/url] eetcrucqp

Anonymous said...

Keyword are employing as a web link According to a paper published by considered
one of Google's founders, if your links pointing for your page has got the relevant keyword text in them, it will cause your page to be ranked higher in search results results. You cannot see these words with the human eye - nevertheless the eye of internet search engine spider can spot them easily. One from the things that Google LOVES is a web site that has plenty of content.

My webpage - http://proimblogger.com/traffic-travis-review/

Anonymous said...

http://eekshop.com
The the majority of people common injury as well as kids is that often getting splinters whilst playing in your a reason and parks so that you have bare the feet or otherwise getting going to be the foreign government bodies below their skin due for additional details on thorns, gravel, fish hook varieties pencil graphite and much more The splinters can be the case easily pulled out but keep in mind they can cause inflammation. So seek a multi functional pediatrician immediately regardless of where regarding whether at the outset aid is that awarded with or under no circumstances Ask them to educate yourself regarding wear in line with the quality jogging sneakers despite the fact playing as part of your world and socks albeit handling to have it's said that and glass.