Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bedding Sneak Peak




Oh me, oh my..... I have blown my bedding budget completely. I met today with the bedding lady for a two hour consultation at her home studio. I was mesmerized by the shiny fabric, the gathered silk, the tassels.... I promised I would stay under "X" amount- that didn't happen... : (

Her studio was literally wall to wall deep in fabric- 7 or 8 bolts deep on each wall. She had beautiful equipment- monogramming machine, sewing machine, embroidery thread... It was like a candy shop to the eyes. She had a crib outfitted with her latest creation.. gorgeous. I went in with four pieces of fabric from a local shop that I LOVED- the lime and cream zebra, the brown and lime leopard, the brown silk, and the cream minky dot. By the end I had added lime taffeta, orange taffeta, cotton paisley, and pistachio stripe. Nine fabrics total. Now, I know you may be thinking- nine fabrics?? Yuck! Gotty! Overboard! Oh, no, no, no... Let me put you straight.. It will be gorgeous. Her design ideas really blew me away. I guess since I am not a sewer, I had no idea whatsoever about what fabric could do- cording or welting, flat or raised, inner or outer, pleated or not, kick pleated, triple pleated, tassels or fringe...

Anyway.. With her help, we worked out a design. She had to draw it out for me on paper and then she copied it on the copy machine. I needed to see it and take it home or I would never remember what we had decided. I am having his initials monogrammed inside also, but I am really just in love with the fabric. Two different pieces are raised velvet, lots of taffeta and silk. I hope this boy appreciates good fabric! Ha, ha! : ) So yes.. I went almost $100 over budget, but I justify that it will all work with his crib as a daybed, so it will grow with him for a little bit.

She is supposed to have it finished in a month, so I will keep you posted as we start painting, etc...











Has anyone else blown the budget on something frivolous that they just HAD TO HAVE?? Who knew silk and taffeta and velvet could be so expensive! Sheesh....

36 comments:

  1. Ooooooh! I love what you have picked for fabric! I know it will be gorgeous. I can't wait to see the end result. Isn't it fun!?! You'll NEVER regret going over budget on his nursery. You will spend so much time in there making memories with your sweet baby. It is totally worth every penny!

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  2. I know it's gonna be great! Can't wait to see it!!

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  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your fabric choices--they're so beautiful! I just love looking at fabric. I can't wait to see the finished product/whole nursery!

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  4. oh GIRL

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THE COLORS!!!!! it looks great and oh i just love that there are so many. makes a nursery more exciting and less generic, you know!!!! oh my crazy art mind is all over the place......oh i can't wait to see!!!!!

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  5. GIRL I have been waiting for this! I am dying to see what the room will look like with your creative mind!

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  6. It was totally worth blowing the budget for. You are so creative and artistic...I never would have been able to pick all of those fabrics. It does not look overdone or busy at all because all of the colors go so well! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  7. Jessica,

    I love the fabric choices. This is one area where I elected to just buy something 'off the shelf', rather than having it made. I've seem some really gorgeous stuff out there that is custom made, and I'm sure yours will be fabulous. Can't wait to see it!

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  8. That is so fun. I bet you were in decorating heaven! I love the choices. It'll be a fun room especially with that dark wood and chocolate glider. What fun!!

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  9. Love it - I can't wait to see what it will look like! I'm using that lime and white zebra material also!!!! :-)

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  10. I love it. I can't wait to see it all together.

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  11. Ok, no guilt...that will be adorable!! I am redecorating my 2 year olds room since we are having another little girl...the baby will get what is in the 2 year olds room now and already my husband thinks I'm going overboard..but hey, its what us women do right? And afterwards when they are admiring how AMAZING it looks, they won't even remember the price!

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  12. Love what you chose! I can't wait to see the finished results! It is going to look great!

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  13. Wow, I can't imagine even spending $100.00 on the bedding! Let alone going That much OVER budget. For our first baby I think we spent like 20.00 for bedding b/c they always want something different when they are older. You obviously have more money than me, lol.
    ~G

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  14. Looks very cute! I wouldn't feel too guilty about the cost. Its okay to splurge a bit here and there. I was going to say that since it looks pretty gender neutral you could use it for any future children, but then I remembered the monograming. This way he will just have a nifty keepsake. My crib bedding was pretty inexpensive, but we did not have it custom made either. It will be so fun when it is finished and you can put the whole room together. That was loads of fun for me. Made me smile every time I looked in my daughter's room. Still does, I guess :) Congrats on the boy!!!

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  15. Mabry's GammaAugust 1, 2008 at 7:52 AM

    I love all the fabrics you chose but am having a hard time wrapping my head around what it will look like (I am a visual person), so I am anxious to see it when it is complete.

    This is sure one lucky little boy.

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  16. Ooooh girl! I can't wait to see it all together in his room! So much fun!

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  17. So, you are going to have such a cute nursery! He is going to have so many things to look at! I love it!

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  18. I am loving every single fabric you have chosen ;)! You will never regret spending that extra money for your little one! I can't wait to see how it all turns out!

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  19. I love, love, love those fabrics! I also went overboard on Jett's nursery, but I am pretty boring and did everything Pottery Barn. This is your first baby, so go overboard on everything!! That's what makes it so much fun.

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  20. Can I just say, I WISHED I HAD YOUR SKILL SISTER!!!!! =)

    HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

    PS - You have a lil something~something over at my blog!

    XOXO

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  21. Yes, we've all blown it : ) And you look so pretty...

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  22. Hi Jessica,
    Finally I have had time to catch up on all your news, how wonderful that you are having a little boy, boys are the best! Looks like you are having a great time decorating for the little guy, can't wait to see what you come up with with all those fab fabrics.
    Cheers Linda

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  23. Visiting via Meredith Eiseles blog. Your bedding is beautiful! Congrats on finding out that you are having a boy! I have 3 boys ages 9, 7 and 5 1/2. They are so much fun. Praying for you and your family!

    In Christ,
    Kara Shriver-Prov. 3:5-6

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  24. Love the fabric choices! Isnt this the most fun part? Yes ma'am add me to your blogroll! Congrats on your boy!

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  25. Jessica,
    I came over via Kelly's blog!
    L O V E the fabric. I am due in Dec and looking for fabric/nursery bedding too. I love the fabric you have picked and can't wait to see the final product. Does your fabric design lady know of anyone in Dallas as talented as she is that can help me?? Maybe I need to make a trip to Arkansas.
    Congratulations!!!!

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  26. Cute color combos! I'm anxious to see how it all plays together.

    Are you making your famous ceiling tile for the little guy??

    Can't wait to see more sneak peeks!

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  27. Fabulous!! I love it all. I'm LOVING the trend of having the monogram on the inside bumper. So exciting!

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  28. I love the fabrics you are using! Some of those small fabrics are going to be on my diaper bag!! HOw funny is that???

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  29. Those colors look so bright and cheerful! I cannot wait to see the entire picture. I have the hardest time visualizing something so I would have certainly have needed the print out that she did.

    Congratulations on having a boy!!!

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  30. forget the budget those fabrics are way too cute! congrats that it's a boy!

    can't wait to see the bedding finished :-)

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  31. I absolutely love your fabric choices and I can't wait to see the completed nursery. You have such talent for puting things together :)

    That being said, I'm surprised that no one has mentioned this: How washable/durable are the fabrics? It never fails, the baby will inevitably get poop and spit-up and a variety of other things on the bedding.

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  32. I love your fabric choices and can't wait to see what you have come up with! Don't feel too terrible about going over budget...you might be able to cut somewhere else. Afterall, your mom got your plush chair already, so that saved you a bunch! Trust me, I know from experience! Aside from Emily's nursery furniture, our recliner was the most...I had no idea a CHAIR could be such an extravagant thing?! Can't wait to see the progress!

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  33. Beautiful fabric! I can't wait to see the finished nursery.

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  34. I love your color scheme! That is exactly what I want to do WHEN I have a baby! I LOVE it and I can't wait to see the finished product! I know decorating a nursey can be expensive...but, I think it is worth it!

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  35. Cute choices! I am sure it will look great.

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