Remember how I said I got this idea to pull a little bit of junk from here and there around the house to decorate my room? We built the little whitewashed table last year from old fence pickets and I drug the bench from the front porch for a coffee table.
And this cute little side table/bookcase Big K and I put together from fence pickets and old chicken crates a couple weeks ago inspired my theme.
It gets windy here because we live in a canyon, so I had to rip up some scrap fabric to make ties for the tablecloth or else chase it down and retrieve it from the field every day. This plastic table and chairs are not staying, I have another one I am working on, but for now...
I didn't find a twin size futon mattress on Craig's List, so I had to improvise and made a mattress with 9 cheap $2.50 pillows from Wal-Mart. Basically I just stitched up a gigantic 3 1/2' X 6' pillow case and stuffed the pillows inside. And I have always wanted a real featherbed. But who has $399 for one of those. Well, probably a lot of people, but not me. But I do have a really nice down comforter that I had packed away for years because it was too hot and made me cough at night. Actually I don't know if that is true, because we replaced it with a "down alternative" comforter and I still get too hot and cough at night. So, I found a bolt of ticking stripe fabric that I have been hoarding for...umm, about 10 years... and I made a duvet and folded the comforter in half to plop on top of my mattress. I rounded up some pillows from here and there and dug up an old quilt and VOILA! Daybed perfection for a little less than $25. So far that is all I have spent on anything in the room. It really pays to go shopping around your own house for stuff!
My little donkey is still sitting in the weed patch. I feel bad for him. Will see if I can get out there and pretty things up a bit this week so he won't look so sad.
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