Today I'm giving you a little peek at my bedroom and my new spread! Gone is the Matelasse coverlet and in it's place is a medium weight linen weave bedspread in natural white. It's been years and years since I've had a bedspread on my bed. I remember when my Mr. AGPMan and I were first married we had a quilted green and yellow floral spread (it was horrible!) and eventually that led to a thick quilt and then to the Matelasse coverlet. In 2009 I shared a few pictures of our ever evolving bedroom. You can check that post out here if you'd like...
Because of the weightiness of the fabric it has wonderful form and drapes beautifully over the bed. I've seen so much bedding I've loved over the past year or so...especially those billowy, gauzy, 2did4 offerings over at Bella Linens. But...come on here! A real-live-man sleeps in this bed with me and I need something a bit more practical for my beloved. I left the crocheted bed-skirt in place and decided to use the coverlet as a blanket for spring and summer. When fall and winter return I'll put my down comforter back in place.
We've used this same four-poster bed since 1983. We purchased it when our son was only a year old and have loved it ever since! I suspect I will have it until I no longer need a bed! :) I painted it cottage white (Behr/Home Depot) in 2009 and it was a fabulous change after the cherry-wood finish we lived with for over 25 years...
The spread was fairly simple to make. I took the measurements of the bed (length/width) and added 6" to the length and a 1" seam allowance all the way around. I then used strips of fabric equal to 2 1/4 times the sides and width of the bed. Because my bed has a foot-board I opted for split corners. Serging the raw edges was a must with this fabric because it has a tendency to unravel. It's hard to tell in the first picture but I also made one long pillow in matching fabric. In front of that I have two vintage linen pillows handmade in France with feather inserts and two smaller decorative pillows.
Today I'm linking with:
Le Chateau des Fleurs
Le Chateau des Fleurs
Happy Monday sweet friends!
Love to you...