Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thrifty Tip

I don't know about you, but I am constantly changing my mind about decorating. I will find something that works and a year later I am already wanting to do something else. That is why I LURVE decorating on a budget. I can change things occasionally.
So I have had this bedding for about three years now for the boys room.

Don't get my wrong, love Americana colors, but I am SOOOOO over it! Especially after building the boys new bed!
I have had an idea of colors. I knew I wanted orange and black, for sure, but just couldn't seem to find anything that fit into my budget! Everything was either way to expensive to buy two of, or sooooo not my style!

But then I found this beauty!
I loved that it had the colors I wanted, plus more! 
I was instantly in love! 
All the Bed-in-a-Bags were $39.00 no matter what the size. $80.00 isn't bad, and I almost grabbed two twins, when I got another idea. What if I bought a King Size and made two twins?

So I snatched one up.
 When I got it home and pulled it out, I knew that this was the bedding I had been waiting for!
I seriously LOVE it.
But then started to wonder what the heck I was thinking. I mean, I sew straight lines people!
(And if you look close they aren't even straight.)
Why in the world did I think I could do this?
Slight panic set in and then I remembered a fabulous friend  that is a amazing seamstress too!
So I gave her a call!
And she totally rescued me, making my dilemma seem like nothing!
(Oh I just love talented friends, don't you?)

So she cut the bedding in half and used the bedskirt for extra fabric. Which she added to the sides for extra length, making the bedspread long enough to tuck in.

And now two bedspreads for the price of one! Which made each bedspread about $20.00 each!
Total steal!!
Plus I am one of those gals who has to have at least 5-7 sheets per bed. I know crazy, right!?
But I hate having to wait for a sheet to be clean. So the King size sheet that came in this bed-in-a-bag is an extra score for my own room! 

Oh I am sooooo excited to start working on pillows and accessories for this room now!
Can't wait to show you more!


  1. Is that sale still going on now?? I am also looking for bedding for my son's twin bed, and I love this idea. Please share the details of the sale! :)

  2. Love it Bonnie! Nicole did a killer job! I love the colors too!

  3. It was a Kmart sale! I got it in IDaho FAlls. We don't have Kmart where I live now. But it was any bed-in-a-bag (of that specific brand) for $39.00. Maybe look online if you don't have a Kmart close by and see if that sale is still going on! There was tons of really cute ones!

  4. So cute. Ok, I'm lame but I *love* the previous bedding -- JUST what I'm looking for in my son's room. Where did you get that set?

  5. Oh, I love the new set!!! Yay, for you!


  6. Been waiting to see this one, total lurve going on here.

  7. Love it! Great idea to cut it in half. Great tips.

  8. Thanks Bon- totally love it, but you know Im a vain and shallow person and i have to see it in person! luv ya... Nic


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