Bedding for the daybed

by brae  

The daybed looks as though it has a deep base to hold the proper support for a twin mattress, but the cardboard liner sits near the surface.

I replaced this piece with white cardboard and covered it with cotton to give the appearance of box springs set into the base.

I cut two layers of foam core board and glued them together to form the mattress.  I made the foam core pieces smaller than the cardboard to allow room for the bedding fabrics.

I covered the mattress with millinery batting.

I made sheets from pretty cream fabric with light brown leaves.

I stitched the detailing around the top.  Even though the stitches are out of scale, I like the finished look.

I made a coverlet from printed cotton Sarah sent me.  I wasn't sure about using green for the green bed, but it was the best out of all the fabrics I tried.  It's understated yet fun.  I made a white pillow with seed bead stuffing and covered it with the same cream fabric as the sheets.

The bedding is all glued in place, so it is permanently turned down for sleeping.

To disguise this fact, I've used another fine afghan from Mary at Roslyn Treasures.  There are decorative throw pillows to lean on as well.

I think the colors and patterns all work well together without seeming like it was intentionally put together.

When the bed is made into a sofa, the sleeping pillow hides out in the cabinet by minisx2.  :D

There will be more in the cabinet eventually.

15 comments

Comment from: MaureenMolloy [Visitor]

It looks lovely. I love the way the reds and greens interact– reminds me of autumn.

03/01/13 @ 02:10
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Ohhhh, I love that green fabric!

The daybed looks great dressed :)

03/01/13 @ 02:29
Comment from: Elga [Visitor]

Oh, it is just beautiful, I love all the fabrics you used, great work, Brae!

03/01/13 @ 03:24
Comment from: April [Visitor]

Gorgeous ripple afghan *swoon*. The green fabric is really neat, it’s subtle yet busy if that makes any sense, hah!

03/01/13 @ 05:19
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]

Beautiful work! I got my afghan, too. :)
I really love the color combination you have going on here. Very nice!

03/01/13 @ 07:49
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

I love it, and especially the cabinet!

03/01/13 @ 08:22
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]

It’s lovely, Brae! I love the patterns. Everything works so well together! Another success story, little friend!

03/01/13 @ 09:40
Comment from: Idske [Visitor]

It’s great and very now. Hurray, for the demise of minimalism. The colors are great together!

03/01/13 @ 13:49
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much!!! :>>

03/01/13 @ 17:35
Comment from: Pilar [Visitor]

Me encanta como ha quedado el sofá con la ropa de cama,la colcha de ganchillo ripley es fantástica!!!
Besos.

03/02/13 @ 10:06
Comment from: Anna [Visitor]

Lovely fabrics on the day bed! Yet again, this could be a real room. Love your works!

03/05/13 @ 03:50
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you so much! :D

03/05/13 @ 08:07
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]

You’ve made a grand job of that. All the colours work very well together.

03/05/13 @ 11:14
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks, Irene! :D

03/07/13 @ 07:18
Comment from: Reba [Visitor]

You could also make two sets of removable mattresses. One for sleep and one to sit on.

02/27/16 @ 23:06


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