Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday ~ Daybed & Pillows

It all starts with a blank canvas or in this case black daybed; then the creativeness takes over. I found this in Craigslist, the place where I do a lot of my furniture shopping these days. A single mom on a single budget needs to get creative. I am going to put this downstairs in the very informal living room. I don't want it to look like a bed, so I'm going to decorate it to look more like a bench. I'm going to sew a mattress cover that will go over the fitted sheet. I'm also going to sew the pillows. I have a few ideas below. I pick-up they bed this evening and hope to have it finished this weekend. I will post pictures of it as soon I'm done. I'm so excited, can't wait!

I am so thankful for the wonderful network of blogging friends. I urge everyone to take the time to visit these vibrant women, who are my inspiration and sometimes my best friends. I'm so tired after a long day's work and then going home to take care of 2 teen kids; it is a busy day for a single mom. I'm not complaining but single parenthood is my first vocation, so I don't make time for personal outings. Blogging about my crafts, faith, and family has been a blessing from God.

Have a great day!


  1. You will make it work. It's a great idea.
    I can't wait to see you work your magic on it.
    ♥ Joy

  2. Can't wait to see the finished product!!! I am sure it will be great.
    Love and Blessings, Angel

  3. I'm so excited to see what you do, Yoli - we have a wooden 'settle' which is a similar challenge, as it's bed-sized too. I'm making some denim accessories for it at the moment.

    I quite understand that you have very limited time for visiting - I've just decided to take a week off from posting and just visit my blogging friends for a week, as I've been far too busy recently.

  4. What a great find! I bet that it will look great!

  5. Hi,
    I followed you over from the Life As Lori link party. I am now a follower of yours. I would really love it if you stopped by and visited me too. Be sure to enter the drawing if you do. Keep up the good work. Rory

  6. Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me again on Thursday for another great party!