One Room Challenge Week 3 – Bedding Update

Welcome to week 3 of the one room challenge!

A few people have asked me questions about this project.  So I thought I’d address them first.

* the challenge is just that….a challenge to transform a room * there is no prize….the prize is a finished room at the end of the 6 weeks. * it’s just meant to be fun {and motivate you to take on a project in your home or a clients home}*

So on to week 3. Yikes! Week THREE!  That means there are only three more weeks.  I have got some work to do!

For those of you just tuning in, here is a look at the design board for Emmie’s room:

girls room mood board {athomeinthenorthwestblog}I couldn’t find a duvet that I liked {or that I felt was worth the money for a young girl that has been known to get marker on her bedding}. So when that happens, you make your own!  I purchased the blue and white striped sheet set from Target.

Using two flat sheets, I sewed them together to create a duvet.

sewing duvet  at home in the northwest

I took the lazy route….only sewing three sides and leaving the end open for now.  I need to sew buttons at the bottom to close it up. But for now, it tucks nicely under her mattress. Lazy. But functional!

Grossgrain ribbon was added to the corners of the down comforter…

sewing stays on down comforter  at home in the northwest

Then I sewed string into the top corner of my duvet…


Now the down comforter can be tied into my duvet, which will hopefully eliminate the irritating shuffle that comforters often do inside a duvet.

This week I also received my fabric order!   The bed will be brightened up with a fun floral standard sham and green throw pillow.

So fun.

Well, fun until you unroll the fabric to find this:


What?! Marker on my fabric?  Fabric that came straight from the vendor!? Frustrating.

But fortunately, the vendor is fixing the issue. But it was frustrating nonetheless.

After my little delay, I did get the fabric dropped off with my seamstress!

DURALEE FABRICS  at home in the northwest

These pillows will add so much to her room!  I can’t wait to pick them up hopefully later this week.

So that’s it for my week 3 progress! Not a ton of fun pictures. Nothing is quite completed yet.  But I’m hoping to have something more exciting to share next week!

To read my previous weeks of the ORC, click here…. week 1 and week 2.


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  1. I like the duvet cover and your ribbon is so smart. Why don’t they just make them that way?

  2. The green and floral fabric are just beautiful together! Can’t wait to see everything come together!

  3. I love that you made a duvet out of 2 sheets. Thats ingenious. I can’t wait to see it all together.

  4. Great idea to make the duvet! I am considering doing that too because I can’t find a reasonably priced one…and I thought two flat sheets might be cheaper. I just want plain white!

  5. Love the grosgrain ribbon idea! Genius!! Lucky little girl! xo

  6. So crazy about the fabric – would love to know how the marker came to be there! I need to steal your idea about sewing in some ribbon to hold the duvet in place. My duvet is a shifty sucker!

  7. Great fabric! I’m glad you were able to get the marker issue solved. I also love the idea of tying the comforter into the duvet.

  8. The ribbon on the duvet is brilliant! There is also another benefit to doing the ORC, you get to meet a lot of new people that share similar interest. This is going to be great.

  9. Love the duvet cover and your fabrics! I too am whipping up a duvet cover from sheets for my ORC, so simple! Wow, that is a total bummer about the marks on the vendor shipped fabric, good thing they are taking care of it, but the timing stinks.
    Cathy @ Room Rx

  10. I love your color palette! Bummer on the fabric but I’m sure you’ll get it all pulled off! I’m headed to the NW today and can’t wait to be back in Oregon! 🙂

  11. I just checked out your first three weeks of the ORC. You’ve done a lot of work! Love it.-Caitlin

  12. Barclay Stone says:

    I’m jealous – you’ve made lots of progress! I love the fabrics you selected! It’s so much fun to decorate for girls! Can’t wait to see more!

  13. It looks great so far! I love the two fabrics! Cannot wait to see the finished product. 🙂

  14. Looking good!

  15. I just love the color pallet you have selected, and those green owls are the cutest things ever! What a lucky little girl!! 🙂

  16. Hi Jen, Just checking out your ORC for the first time…love your design board, so sweet! Your inspiration photo of the bookcase with the wood planks is the same one I used for my dining room hutch redo! You can see the progress I made on my Week 3 post (Summerland Homes & Gardens). Great job on adding the crown molding to the Target bookcase- what a difference! Also love the fabric selection for the pillows. Looking forward to seeing it all done!

  17. Love the fabric colors – I’m sure that everything will come together. Am looking forward to seeing next weeks post!

  18. There is nothing I like better than pink and green paired together especially for a gal!

  19. Loving those fabrics!

  20. I am so excited to see this coming along and I love the fabrics!

  21. Great improvise Jen!

  22. I LOVE the fabric you have selected for the pillows!!!! Pink and green are my two favorite colors. Your duvet cover is fabulous and I love the ribbon to tie the duvet into the corners…I will have to do that to mine!

    Can’t wait to see the finished result…it is going to be darling!

  23. Fun Jen!! Love the striped sheets for the duvet and the pillow fabric is FABULOUS!!

  24. WOW! I am so impressed! Love the duvet idea and those pillow fabrics are gorgeous. Juts went back and also saw your bookshelf redo. What a difference the trim makes! Can’t wait to see your finished room!

  25. Those pillows are going to be so pretty! I like the duvet idea, too!

  26. What a smart idea! I always have a hard time finding duvets I like and want to spend the big bucks for. Love your fabric combo!

  27. Good job Jen. Hang in there:-) By the way, I love that floral fabric.


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