8.28.2011

Pleats and ruffles

Another change is coming to my bedroom. Because the wall colours are neutral, I have been able to modify the look easily.

A friend made me a pleater tool quite a while ago, and I’m just now getting to use it. That along with the easy method of making ruffles, made this ottoman update easy, although it was time consuming.

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I used a drop cloth and only barely bleached it as I wanted to keep the natural colour.

This is my first time making pleats and thanks to the pleater tool it was easy.

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I was originally going to add a contrasting trim where the pleats join the cover, but trim is expensive and I’m cheap poor :) Turns out I like the ruffles.

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I’ve been really busy lately. I golfed this week, for the first time in 20 years! I’ve also been working my entertainment business on the weekends, so there is little time for junking or crafting.

Hopefully I can get to some of the updates to my bedroom this week. Stay tuned :)

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9 comments:

  1. Cool! Would love to know what is a pleater tool... :)

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  2. That was your first time pleating? Wow, sure can't tell! It's gorgeous!

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  3. Oops forgot to comment on golfing...that's really awesome! We were going to go today (I haven't golfed in about 18 years!) but I decided it was too much money right now.

    Have a great day!
    Kim

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  4. Beautiful! I've never heard of a pleated tool, but it must be awesome because you sure did a fantastic job!

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  5. Beautiful job! I love the ruffle and pleats! I've never heard of a pleated tool either - need more info on that! Love this, Mel! :)

    So glad you found a little time in your busy schedule to get creative!

    Have a great week! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade!

    Roeshel

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  6. Love it! I wish I had a pleat tool.

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  7. This is my FAVORITE part of the room! I am really into the ruffles right now {and don't have anything in my house with them!!} and the pleats looks wonderful. Thanks again for sharing at The Creative Spark!
    Jenn :)

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  8. It looks great! I really like the pleats and ruffles on the drop cloth!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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