Been popping in and out of the house all week. Waiting for the sun to warm things up enough for a few hours gardening and then when it cools by 3.30, or rains, I pop back in. I have been doing a few things in the main bedroom to improve our lives.
Since 1998 we brought one of those pine bed frames, king size, but a very thick yellow varnish. We have moved 8 times since then and every single time we promised not to put the thing back together. Then we do because with a hard orthopaedic mattress it is actually a comfortable bed!
Meanwhile I had an idea. By tying a very rough piece of wood to the back I created a surface to wrap on old worn out blanket round. I then cover it with half of a worn out blue cotton duvet cover. (At least the linen cupboard was looking emptier). Once I had sewn the blanket and cover in place I pulled the wood out. We tried it for a few days and agreed it was about right for now and that it had cost nothing.
Then I found a throw in the charity shop for £1.50 and decided to cover it again to add texture. I then found a big needle and did some "quilting" points before adding some buttons from a craft stash.
As a quick revamp it has been cheap and is now much more comfortable! One day we will do the frame and foam with some super fabric.
In another charity shop I found some fabric for sale for £5.60. It is just the right pattern and colour to cover the brown leather chair in the corner of the bedroom.
Meanwhile in another charity shop (I did the round of charities as a distraction on the way to the dentists!) I found this adorable baby quilt. It will be good to have something for visits from the two grand children who will be 3 year olds next summer as we are going to buy a low single bed for them to have now they are too big for cots.
The sheep's ears stick up like flaps. The back has numbers on it. so sweet. And only £3.50!
Not looking forward to the expected storm this weekend - I hope everyone stays safe.
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