Champagne Taste - Diet Coke Budget

So I am finally getting started on Z's comforter. I have been planning for months and have run out of excuses for stalling. That and I am feeling terribly guilty about Q's lovely and completed room. Of course, his room just required some paint (purchased in August. Applied last week. Thanks for the help, Bun!) and furniture arranging. I used all the same stuff from his room in Small Town. I do still have to put up the rope accent trim at the ceiling line, but it still looks finished without it. Z's room, on the other hand, still has boxes, bare windows, and no bed spread. Oh, the horror!

I designed and sketched and calculated for hours last night. I am adding a quilt top to the existing comforter, embellishing the existing bed skirt, and adding a second skirt because her bed is pretty high. All in all, I probably need to get $30 to $50 worth of fabric. (Whoever said that sewing was inexpensive was WRONG!) But what is killing me are the trims. I need 12 yards of three different fancy trims (giant ric rac, eyelash fringe, and pom pom fringe) At an average price of $3 per yard? OUCH! The trims will cost more than the entire bed-in-a-bag set! Yow!

Then, to add insult to injury, when I went to Hobby Lobby to get the fabric I have been eyeballing since January? Gone. And the very sincere, completely unhelpful staffer had no idea when more might materialize. Arg! And the adorable Eiffel Tower toile that was supposed to reinforce the french theme? Is pink and brown instead of pink and black. Gah. I was so desperate, I actually considered going over the brown parts with a black Sharpie. All four yards worth! Holy hand cramps, Batman! I came to my senses.

So progress has come to a halt as quickly as it got started. I do have all of the parts for the curtains, so I guess I'll start there. I just hate starting before I have all of my ducks in a row!

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! Hopefully you can find the materials, or something that will work.


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