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.
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.
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