Monday, June 6, 2011

~~~~ROMANTIC CROCHET LACE BED SKIRT~~~~ Such An Incredible Estate Sale Find

 ~MY ROMANTIC HOME~
Our Tiny Master Bedroom
(all I ever dreamed of)

A couple of days ago I ranted and raved about all my 2DIE4 ESTATE SALE FINDS!  Remember?  If you missed it and all the fabuloso pics of my incredible TAG SALE HAUL you can click HERE to read more about it!
~QUEEN LACE-TRIMMED BED SKIRT~
(the deal of the day???)

For those of you who caught the post here's a little bitty update on the outcome of the old queen sized bed skirt (or dust ruffle)I snagged for a mere $5 bucks! :)
~SOAKING OUT THE OLD SIZING~
(and whatever ELSE was on it!) 

On Saturday I spent most of the day finishing up some special orders for my A Gathering Place customers, but when evening came and my guy returned to focusing on his studies I got busy redoing some of my finds!  I decided to start with the bed skirt because I was actually a little curious about it's condition.  I'm not one to let a lot of time pass before I begin a makeover no matter how big or small.  When I do I always end up being "lost in the transformation".  I had only partially scanned the inside of the plastic bag at the tag sale because the lady assured me it was in great condition.
~FRESHLY SOAKED and DRIED~
 (ahh...fresh and clean!)

And it was...that is if you like dirt and filth.
(Which I don't).
 
~BEAUTIFULLY SET IN PLACE~
(loving the mix of laces)

So...after donning a pair of my trusty plastic gloves I filled my sink with the hottest water I could draw from the tap and added a couple of big scoops of OXY CLEAN.

(Probably more than I needed to use...)
~INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL and CHIC~
(layering adds such a romantic touch!)

 I soaked the skirt for several hours and then rinsed it clean.  I filled up my sink once again with fresh hot water and then added ONE TEASPOON (yes, a teaspoon) of bleach and allowed the skirt to soak for several more hours.  Then I added a 1/8th cup of TIDE and washed it gently by hand!

After air drying it I ironed it out and placed it over my existing dust ruffle.  Since the lace skirt is shorter it gave me a beautiful layered look that I absolutely love!
~MY FAVORITE BED PILLOW~

And that's it for today peeps!  Trusting you enjoyed hearing about my latest finds...

Hope your Monday is turning out awesome!

Love to you...

29 comments:

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh this is so beautiful!!! So romantic and charming....I find so very nice things at estate sale....I love going to them....tfs

Mari said...

WOW REBECCA GIRLY IT TURNED OUT JUST GORGEOUS MY FRIEND :) LOVE HOW ROMANTIC IT LOOKS, AND THAT PILLOW IS JUST STUNNING SWEETIE :)

XO~MARI

Anonymous said...

GOODMORNING. I LOVED LOOKING AT YOUR 'FINDS'... GOOD SELECTION... I ALSO LOVE JUNKING.... MOST OF ALL LOVE READING YOUR BLOG AND SEE YOUR PRETTIES.. ENJOY YOUR SIS.... HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE..LOHOMA

Sares said...

You are too funny! It's amazing what we will go through to clean and revamp a truly special piece. You bedskirt is just beautiful. My Great Grandmother and Nana used to crochet like this, doilies mostly. I am just beginning to really appreciate the beauty and elegance of it all.
Have a loveleigh day Rebecca, it was wonderful to hear from you today!

Jan's Blog said...

Your tiny master bedroom looks like a heaven on earth... you are so talented at taking the 'every day', and making it 'super special' and that's a talent I envy! If I come to your house will you take me shopping? I see junk and you see possibilities!!! I like it your way better but I have no talent for it...sad!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks beautiful! I love old lace and I think it all looks even more beautiful since you soaked it! Great find!~Hugs, Patti

Theresa said...

Gorgeous bedskirt! I love it! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca,
Your bed is exquisite! I love the look of lace and creamy white and your bedroom is simply lovely! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Blessings,
Sandi

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

What a fabulous, fabulous find!! And it looks so beautiful on your bed :) Your bedroom is simply dreamy & romantic, as only you know how to do :)

Have a great week ahead, warmest hugs, Brenda

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Rebecca... soooo gorgeous! You are like me, I don't want to wait to tackle projects, and CLEANING vintage finds always comes first with me too! LOVE LOVE LOVE the final look, so dreamy and romantic... wishing you a beautiful day... my post today is about doing NOTHING somtimes! and loving it!... xoxo Julie Marie

NanaDiana said...

Okay-Now I am really NOT talking to you anymore! I can't believe the things you find and how perfect they are-after you clean them up that is. That.is.just.wrong! lol

Okay- You know that I really LOVE that you scored so big on this. I think your home is one of the prettiest I have ever seen...and small bedroom, or not, it looks perfect to me.

I'll bet the house has been a tad quiet with all the studying going on...thinking about you- xo Diana

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Love the layered look. Beautiful!

Deanna said...

beautiful turn out!
So pretty and romantic.

I like the soft whites, dainty pinks...you truly have a peaceful look and think it's lovely.

Fantastic bargain.

God bless and so glad you shared,
d

MosaicMagpie said...

What a lovely lucky find you had! It is amazing what some oxy-clean and a little bleach will do. A good sunny day in the sun will erase some stains as well. The bedroom is beautiful!
Deb

Suzann said...

Rebecca,
Your findings are so great!! I love the bed skirt, you find the best things!!!
Suzann ~xoxox~

Lavender Cottage said...

Layering lace creates such a dreamy and feminine look. Great find on the bed skirt and I have learned to soak things in hot water and oxy clean too with amazing results.
Judith

Cindy said...

The old lace and your bedroom are so charming and romantic! I love them mix of laces.
Hugs, Cindy

Carol said...

Oh your bed looks so very comfy. I would just love to "dive" right in and take a very long nap.
You always find the most incredible things on your jaunts. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hugs
Carol from
Good Ol Texas

Atelier de Charo said...

Is so romantic, a great find! Love your room!

Hugs
Charo

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Rebecca,
Oh it is stunning. I just love the layerd look too and clean is a must!! Your Master is gorgeous and the pillow beautiful!
I can so relate to the projects and getting started. My hubs is the same way too, we tackle everything head on and get lost in the progress till finished.

Thank you for stopping by today. It was so sweet to see you.
Have a wonderful and creative week dear friend.

XOXO Celestina Marie
p.s. 100 plus degress here, you too?
almost finished with the second bath redo. I'm doing a happy dance!! smiles!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Lovely find and you handled it well, after it's beauty-treatment is is once more in full glory!

Enjoy your romantic nest.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a gorgeous find, Rebecca!
I have been too busy to hit the yard and estate sales latley but I am getting that calling to check them out. Even a thrift store will do.!! LOL!!
Come visit when you can and see the Kitchen Re Do!
Hugs,
Debbie

The Tame Lion said...

Wonderful! Absolutely wonderful!

Marilyn said...

Ohhhhh.... So romantic & vintage!! Just the perfect detail for a lovely bedroom!!
Marilyn
(makes me want to get out my crochet hook & thread!!)

Dolores said...

What a great buy, it is absolutely gorgeous!!!

I was cringing at the thought of all that hot water and bleach..... thinking it was going to fall apart, but sure glad it didn't!

You know for sure it's good and clean.

Your bedroom looks so beautiful and romantic!
Hugs,

Rita said...

I think you made a good find! It looks beautiful on your bed. Sometimes it takes a lot of work to get things in the right condition to be able to enjoy them, and that's just what you did! Congrautlations on your find!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rebecca ~
That came out just beautiful!!
I love your room so much ~

xoxo
Lori

Shabby T said...

There is only one word to describe this find.. Gorgeous!!!! You really have the wow factor... Can't wait to see your next lil estate sale treasure.. By the way did I mention that I love your recent treasure..
Love...
Shabby T

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Doesn't the heart just skip a beat or two when you come across that "perfect" treasure? The bedskirt is gorgeous and you did a fabuloso job bringing her back to life. It looks like it was made for your bed and only $5.00!!!. It doesn't get much better than that.

You are my treasure hunting idol! teeheehee.
Hugs, Sue

P.S. I love, love, love your bed pillow. I have seen it before and commented how that one is my all time favorite!

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