Friday, March 9, 2012
The great pillowcase revolt
The pillowcase situation had degenerated into something of great concern over here at Betsy's. It all started when I dared to upgrade our doona cover a few months ago. Legoman could not understand why on earth after 9 years I would have any desire to change it. He is sure as part of the marital vows that I had made a lifetime and eternity, til death do us part commitment to that doona cover.
The only problem was that I haven't actually found a doona cover I like for about 9 years. So instead I have been using this king sized chenille that turned up at the oppie a few months back. I kept our old white European pillowcases and scratched up some random thrifted pillowcases. Legoman was not impressed with the embroidered vintage peacocks on the too tiny pillowcase that was squishing his pillow. So he started going commando, sans pillowcase.
You see, a desperate diabolical drool crisis in the making.
And so I ferreted out one of my favourite vintage sheets and whipped up some new pillowcases. Can you tell I have a thing for texture and pattern? And all I needed was a new bedside lamp, the old one of course being entirely complimentary to the old doona cover. And after spending a sum total of $8 on new pillowcases and chenille bedspread, it needed to be done on a budget.
Look what I found at Target for $35. And yes it is slightly ironic that as I bitch and moan about my custard yellow lounge room walls, I then bring home a banana custard yellow lamp.
And so, now I have one cushion plan remaining but I am pretty happy with this room. Aside from the walls of course. The bedrooms over here at Betsy's are thankfully not custard yellow but are instead 1/4 strength Hog Bristle. In this south facing room, they look a little greenish and eventually they will be painted straight white. At the rate I am going, probably around 2024.
So this is as good as it will get for a while, and I am so pleased that at least one room at Betsy's looks almost complete.