Hi friends, it's been a few busy weeks!
We celebrated a belated housewarming, and invited way too many friends with way too many kids to our humble house (we had a blast, though)
Since we live in the middle of nowhere (at least: to Dutch standards we do) I also had to arrange a few sleeping places for our friends, thus I took all our spare duvets and pillows from their hiding place, looked at how bulky they were and figured: 'well, that's a bit of a shame, filling my storing space with this!
|I don't want to stow all this softness away!!|
The process was very simple really:
First, I folded the duvet and pillow into a stack that was as neat as I could get it - which of course isn't that neat, since I suck at being tidy.
|i gUess Martha Steward is cheering for me now: "go on lass, you can fold like the fully functioning adult that you clearly aren't!"|
< just imagine me frantically sawing something, because I didn't take pictures!>
Third, I used soem small laths to create a fitting frame around the slab of wood, that would keep my future pillow into place.
First, I made a cover for the stack, made from an old bedcover that was beyond the point of repair (I once fell asleep with a permanent marker in my hand, don't ask)
Basically it was a piece of cloth wrapped around the duvet-stack, with two rectangular inserts to the side, and an open slit ( like a pillow cover) to get the bedding in and out when needed.
|not very neat, but it will do the job!|
Of course, a second cover was neaded to make it all look nice, and luckily I had a good bit of beige fabric that my mum had gifted me.
I traced the size of my duvet-stack on the fabric, and sewed it al together like so:
|Or something like that!|
|wee bit o' sewing..|
|Yay, it still fits!!|
The very final step - time to get out your screw driver again, sorry- was adding trolley cart wheels to the bottom, for a bit of extra hight and maneuverability.
|saves me the hassle of making|
|the finished product!|
|is that a sneak peak of my new study/sewing room? Oh yes it is!|
And when we've got guests, I simply take the covers off and can use it as a duvet again! (but they will have to fight me on it, because No Way I'm giving up this comfortable stool/pouffe up anytime soon)
|And it's also ideal for kicking your legs up after a long day of adulting around...|
|or to sit on...|
(reading a very scary book apparently)
Am I secretly showing off my new study room in the background of these photo's? Oh yes, I most definitely am!! Though it needs some final finishes, I am so pleased with the result! My next post will probably dedicated to the room, so keep your eyes peeled!