master bedroom redo, part 3

for master bedroom redo part 1, click here
for master bedroom redo part 2, click here

this is the part where you can help (wink wink).
do you remember that i said i was trying to do this master redo for free?
well here’s my strategy:
so far my mom has said she’d buy our bedding for christmas.
so, bedding – check!
next up is my search for lamps.
i asked my friend joy to keep an eye out for me.
i’m looking for those lamps that have a sort of art deco feel, where they look like 5 or 6 clear balls stacked on top of each other. i’ve seen them all over, but at too high of a price.
but just days after asking joy, she found them! (pics coming soon)
so now i need to pay for them (darn! why can’t they be free?).

like i said, this is where you come in.
i have a queen size duvet cover and matching pillow shams that i made about 5 years ago.
it is made mostly of amy butler fabrics.

fabrics that you can’t even find a smidge of anywhere.
mixed in with those fabulous prints are fun textures like chenille and terry cloth.
the whole thing it bordered and backed with fabric from rachel ashwell’s shabby chic line for target.

the shams are from the same striped fabric.

its in really good shape, with one tiny little stain.
it closes with a great button closure.
one of the things i love about this quilt is that it is soft and muted, but still really colorful.
and it’s girly and masculine at the same time.
most of the fabrics are actually reversed, i used the backside instead of the front, to keep it muted and vintage-looking.

this fabric above was what made me fall in love with amy butler’s designs.
i believe it was form gypsy caravan (right, nicole?).
i only have a small 4″ x 4″ scrap left of it that i refuse to use.

so how much am i selling it for?
good question.
ummmm, not sure?
how do you price something like this?
it took me hours and hours to make (it was only my second time piecing squares like this),
and it cost me waaaay more in fabric to make than if i bought something ready made.
but it is exactly what i wanted.
so i’m leaving it up to you.
if you are really interested (a few of you have already contacted me), leave me a comment or send me an email and make an offer.
let’s have the bidding start at, say, one meeeellion dollars (any austen powers fans out there?).

also, feel free to ask me any questions you may have.



  1. 1

    OOooh, so tempting. I bought the curtains out of the striped fabric. But i just inherited a white duvet from my mom that I love. Plus I'm flat broke. But tempted!

  2. 2

    I say since you love it so, you save it to pass down to one of your children. What a wonderful treasure that would be for one of them.

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    kaylin rose and mara anne says:

    would you keep it…because you love it so much and you made it? just an idea.

    but i have a question. i want to make the girls their bedding when they get their big girl beds…i love the shabby chic line at target and they have a kid quilt for $79.99 or $89.99…do you think I could make a twin for that price or cheaper? and if so, i have never made a quilt…i need some tips…lots of them.


  4. 4

    i would've definitely kept it if t were a quilt, but for some reason a duvet doesn't seem storage worthy for years and years to me.

    i've seen that bedding at target, too, and it is so sweet! the cost for making your own depends on the type of fabric you're going to use. most designer fabric will run you $8-$10/yd. i'm guessing about 3 yds or so for the front and another 3 on the back, so you're looking at $60 already, plus the batting. so it probably is cheaper to buy it premade, but making it yourself makes it more of a keepsake and exactly how you want it. just my 2 cents!

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    kaylin rose and mara anne says:

    thanks lindsey. yes, i think i would use designer fabric…and when it comes to making something for me or our house…i am really bad with making up my mind. i really like the one at target, but i would love to make them a special one…but i am thinking of doing a pillow or something…i will keep you posted.


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    Pretty quilt. I have a yard of Gypsy Caravan that I can't bear to use. So there it sits in the fabric pile, maybe I should just frame it. LOL

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    I say save it. A duvet it is, true. But it may be just the thing for a starter bedroom for one of your kids.

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    I am desperate to find the dust ruffle and headboard fabric that Sarah Richardson used for her master bedroom in Season 1. I have the bedspread, but my dogs chewed holes in the pillow shams and there is some spots of blood on the bedspread due to the dogs scratching. Please help me find this fabric because I want to redo my master bedroom with this fabric and I have had no luck so far in finding it. Thank you for your help.

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