|a little shabby chic a little Italian bohemian|
So my problem is I have a really ugly bed, I think it is even some famous Italian design. I did not buy this bed. But hey they do not do everything right over here let me tell you.
|penso e' bruto, I think it is hideous silly design|
My bright idea was that I would cover my headboard with Italian lace embroidery and safety pin on and hanging all over from the headboard crystals with with sheer blue ribbon.
Alfredo (my darling) came over later, as I was obsessively working on this project. I got some of the crystals on there and I must give him credit he didn’t say anything derogatory, he did make a face like let’s wait and see and then instead he took me out and away from my project for a prosecco in the warm evening air. He did make the joke that the blue ribbons were a little like I had just had a baby boy. In Italy when someone has a baby they attach a huge bow, blue or pink on the front door of the house to tell everyone what sex the baby is. I love this tradition and sure enough when we went out for our walk we kept running into big blue bows everywhere!
|bohemian italian mixed style|
Later when we came home, the prosecco had cleared my mind and I could see it was not a wonderful idea, it did not look cool. It just looked weird. I was even able to show my girls how it is important to fail, in order to simplify the idea to the point where you like it.
|rumpled old bed linens and faded shabby chic design|
Here's what I did do. I covered the metal headboard with an old baby crib runner.
|here's another before shot|
Then I covered that with a cotton sheet. Then I lay an embroidered lace work table cloth over the cotton sheet and fastened the the sides with 1 crystal and 1 blue ribbon.
|crystal and italian lace|
It feels simple and pretty. What do you think? Could you live with a bed padded with an old baby crib runner?
Cheers prosecco anyone?