Monday, September 20, 2010

What Can I Make With A Sheet?

Around 5 or more years ago, Macy's had some California King flat sized Ralph Lauren sheets on their clearance table for around $5 each. I don't think anyone wanted them because they were red, but my decorating brain went crazy when I saw them! I bought 2 to use for home dec.

Here's the pattern (my shower curtain):

Yes, I know, some of you are gasping because it's red. I would gasp, too, if I envisioned a room full of red. I like the color red, but a room full of it would be overload for me, too. Because red is such a strong color, I only use it sparingly.

Over the weekend I was sprucing up a little more around here and started using some things that I made with the red Lauren sheets a few years ago. I put a round tabletop to floor tablecloth on a picture table and I also put up a shower curtain. I haven't used them in a while and they really brightened things up around here! Old things truly look new again when you haven't used them in a while. Some napkins that I made with the Lauren sheet are also in the pile of napkins being used now.

If you want to spruce up your living space on a dime, think about using sheets as your fabric. You can make table cloths, shower curtains, duvets, comforters, throw pillows, drapes, window curtains, and almost anything else home dec with sheets. I still have some of one Lauren sheet left, which means the fabric for everything I've made so far definitely cost me less than $10. If you've checked out the prices of things like tablecloths, napkins, or shower curtains lately, then you know that by sewing my own home dec, I've saved a bundle!

Some people don't like sewing home dec, but I find it the easiest sewing ever.

Make this day a good one!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I remember that pattern. I have some Ikea sheets that I bought for the reverse of a quilt I never made. They're fun prints, and I should do something with them. Napkins at the very least. I only use cloth napkins, and it would be nice to put some new ones into rotation. Thanks for the inspiration!