A different kind of post...but still sewing. And building. And designing. I wield a mean air compressor!
So 7 years ago I returned from my 2nd trip to India with a $35 bedspread...and proceeded to create an elaborate guest room around it. With key assists from neighbors and a certain hunky guy, plus collaboration with @bettygloverabshire I designed and built the bookshelf (completely by myself - the guys just worked the rip saw because the wood was too heavy for me), created a comforter, made a ton of pillows, and covered a footstool. Mama refinished a dresser and chair as a birthday present. I call it “brainy bordello” as it combines my love for travel, books (undergrad literature, history and theatre and grad school literature), and a secret love of excess that I don’t think I could tolerate on a daily basis. Perfect for a guest room. It sill makes me smile although sadly the vegetable dyes in the spread are fading. .
Important safety tip: don’t drink before shopping in posh stores. Those sheets from @shabbychic_home cost 5x what the sheets on my own bed cost! I baby them like you wouldn’t believe 😂! .
#guestroommakeover #madeitmyself #chickswithtools #sewing #thriftstorefinds #jodhpur #indiantextiles #handmadeinindia #brainybordello #shabbychic #shabbychicdecor