Once I painted the guest room, I began the search for a comforter or duvet for the bed in there. I discovered that comforters are:

a. Expensive
b. Ugly

The ones I liked were, without exception, over $230–a good deal more than I would be willing to spend on an oversized pillowcase. On top of that, the room was yellow, which proved to be a difficult color to match accessories to. If you go yellow on the bed, your room becomes nauseatingly cheerful. If you go away from yellow, you risk clashing or fighting with the color.

Finally, I decided to make the bedspread. After a lot of shopping, I came upon this navy-and-white heavy cotton at Joann Fabrics. It was $30 a yard, though. Apparently my expensive taste doesn’t stop at bedspreads. However, I happened upon it when it was 50% off, so it ended up being $15 per yard. I bought a large panel and framed it in this off-white cotton poly, which was going for $2 per yard.

So overall, I got a darn nice bedspread for $60-$75. It still wasn’t free, but it looks as good as most of the ones I saw in the stores–AND I have enough cotton/poly left for curtains and pillows.

photo by  Joy Lanzendorfer

photo by Joy Lanzendorfer

photo by Joy Lanzendorfer

5 thoughts on “Bedspread Done!

  1. marcia

    Looks great with the yellow! You are crafty. I know it was hard to make somewhat, but I think you should make one for your bedroom too. Oh, and one for me.

  2. Krista

    Outstanding. That looks so beautiful. Excellent job. You need to sell these! Joy’s Custom Duvet Shoppe? I think I am dreaming… Oh I know… Joy is Awesome at Making Things Shoppe. Where you serve pot pies, fondue, persimon cookies, Ragu, sell duvets and clocks. You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Kat!

    Wow…that’s one gorgeous bedspread! I adore the black and white pattern, and applaud your inventive use of the white fabric to “frame” the other fabric. I think it looks even better than if you had a bedspread made of just the black/white fabric. Classy!

  4. Mom/KY

    I can hardly wait to see what the pillows and drapes look like. My son is so fortunate to have such a precious and talented wife,who is turning their house into a home. It is apparent that creativity and artistic ability are hot-wired into your DNA. Once again,you have made all of us here in Kentucky proud!!

  5. joy

    Thanks everybody! Wow, you are making me blush. I’m glad you like it.

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