Hi guys! Yesterday I showed you the color of the ‘Big Boy’ room. Today I am suppose to show you the palettes, but I think that would be boring if I popped some pictures of two palettes on here and said “here are the palettes”! So, I wanted to show you a simple project that I worked on last night.
If you noticed in the inspiration picture, the bedskirt was trimmed with navy. Here is a close look at what I’m talking about
Nice, right? I think so too, but not for $129 for a twin. So I went the DIY route and decided I could make that for around $25. Here is what I used
$14 bedskirt from Target
1.5” thick Navy blue grosgrain ribbon $3.49 (x2) and stitch witchery $6.99
And here are the steps I took to get a look similar to the inspiration
Lay out your bedskirt. I placed the stitch witchery along the top of the bottom seam of the skirt. I did this because it is not as wide as the ribbon. So the bottom of the ribbon meets the bottom of the bedskirt and the leaving the stitch witchery in the middle of the ribbon (does that make sense?)
Once you have your ribbon straight with your bed skirt, then you can start applying heat with your iron.
Simply follow the line of the bed skirt. Because it is a tailored bed skirt, I trimmed all “open” sides with ribbon too.
If you plan to use this type of bed skirt (Room Essentials from Target), be careful of the base part because if you iron it, this is what happens:) oops!
When I got to the bottom, I decided to fold over extra ribbon
which gave me a clean edge. Notice the white peeking out from below the ribbon. The good thing about using stitch witchery, is that you can pull it apart (with all your mite), and fix any mistakes!
After you're done, you should have a skirt that looks something like this
I know that this wasn’t the best tutorial, but I can answer any questions that you have a little better than how I explained here. Just leave me a comment with your question.
Oh and before I forget, here are the palettes in the room:-)
I’ll show you the room with the bed and skirt tomorrow!