Happy Saturday everyone! Here is a picture of my almost finished duvet cover. I still have to put a back on it, and I’m thinking of making a super-gathered border for it to make it just a teeny bit longer. As far as the rest of the bedding goes, I’m thinking nice light blue sheets (like these), and a few more throw pillows. Speaking of, what do you think of my duvet inspired throw pillow? It still needs some tweaking, but I think it will do quite nicely.
So as you can see, the Anthropologie version (no doubt the more skillfully made and even prettier duvet), is extremely costly. When you’re a decorator on a budget, you can’t blow your entire decorating budget for the next four months on one duvet cover and the insert. Of course, my economist husband might say that the duvet I made was just as costly because it took me an entire week (and I’m still not finished!) to make my beautiful duvet cover… But we’re going to ignore his economic-speak for a while, and revel in the savings.
Here’s the run down:
That is a $334.77 difference! WOW!I’m still not completely sold on the sheets, and if I can find some that are cheaper, but still soft, I’m going to get them. Oh, if you are wondering I’m getting my duvet insert from Ikea. I also need to find a bedskirt for the bed as well, but I’m still looking.
All in all, I think I did a pretty good job, and I look forward to showing it off to my girlfriends when they come out. Speaking of which, I have so much to do before they come, which is why I think I’m going to take a little break until Wednesday, where I’ll post pictures of our delicious Valentine’s Day meal, and all of that. I might be posting a couple of food posts, because I have been a champ in the kitchen the last few weeks, and I want to share some amazing recipes with you.
Have a wonder weekend!