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in the studio :: bed candy

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! Last month I featured artists from our Village Store. While I have more artists to feature, I thought I would start this month by showing you a little of what I’ve been working on personally. 

So what have I been doing creatively? I did a photo shoot last weekend to feature Warby Parker’s new Ocean Avenue line. So fun. I realized that I need to be doing more photo shoots. It’s a busy season which means I have to make time for it. Easier said than done, but it so gives me life.


I’ve also been deep in a bedroom makeover. It’s coming along but these makeover projects sometimes take time, don’t they? Especially when you’re doing the work yourself. I hope to reveal the entire project in due time. Today let’s start with some bed candy.

bed skirt

I decided I wanted to make my bed something that looked inviting to crawl into. Is anyone else like that or am I just weird? I started with a bed skirt. Honestly, I was tired at looking at the dirty box spring peeking out from under the quilt. It was an eyesore and needed some attention. I decided to make a skirt rather than buy one. I knew I wanted a dark gray, but I also knew that sometimes you have to be flexible with these things. Well, I found a dark gray material that I love! I’m not good with writing patterns, so I couldn’t really tell you exactly how I sewed this bad boy. I had the idea in my head and I’m glad it turned out the way I wanted it to. I’m even more glad that you can’t see the nasty box spring!


My focus after that was the pillows. Besides the green butterfly material, everything else I had on hand. I did the same basic pillowcase pattern that I’ve used in the past. I love how easy and fast it is. And I love how it makes my bed look. Inviting!

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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    Jenni C's
    June 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

    love your cushions, and the bed cover,…i am busy working on my living room..makeover..thanks for hosting the blog hop.

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    Beth Morey
    June 7, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I love your bed!!

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    Sarah Leonard
    June 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    It's lovely to find the time to do the things you love to do isn't it? Especially if that something is creative.

    Linking up some bits and bobs on my desk today – thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    June 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I actually thought you were showing us ideas from somewhere online, till I read! Love the redo…I think I will have to remember how you covered these box springs when sweet tweener's summer bedroom redo gets underway!

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    June 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Wonderful pillows, beautiful colors!

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    Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    June 8, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Ooooh…the butterfly pillow caught my eye!! What a lovely cozy place to flop down. Thanks for sharing your wonderful transformation.

    Hope your weekend is extraordinary!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    June 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm


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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    June 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    what a change the bed skirt makes! it looks wonderful. i love the collection of fun pillows! 🙂

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    MarveLes Art Studios
    June 8, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    nice job! that bed skirt certainly impacts the visual for nice, clean, 'come hither' look!

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    June 9, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Your bedroom is looking great! I know what you mean about it looking inviting. That has been my goal with my guest bed, but it should be my goal for MY bed, too!

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    Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA
    June 9, 2013 at 11:48 am

    The clean lines and crisp colors in your bedroom decor are very soothing. Blessings!

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    June 9, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Love your bed makeover!

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    June 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    EXCELLENT bed makeover, Jen. You definitely achieved a "make you wanna jump in" bed-worthiness!!

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    June 10, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    oh man, love the colors! And the fact that you just made the bed skirt work, that's how I do things too! 🙂 Sigh, one of these weeks I'll link up.. summer and camp and busyness is getting in the way currently! Still enjoy looking through the creativity though!

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    Optimistic Existentialist
    June 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Love the makeover! But now seenig all these beds I wanna take a nap 🙂

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