Thrifty Bed Linen Makeover

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When I first transformed my scrapbook room I used these linens for the twin bed in the room. Nothing fancy, nothing new.

I found these window treatments at a yard sale for $2 (brand new).

yard sale curtains for craft room

It was so pretty and boring neutral.  But I love the bed because of all the storage room I have for my ribbon obsession collection.

I had been looking for a twin comforter set (cheap) to change the room up a bit. I have a dog that sleeps on the bed at times so it was preferable that it be dark. Here’s what I found for $1 at a yard sale.

Yup. It was a $1 Seriously loved the pattern. And you know what it was? A shower curtain! A cloth shower curtain that I absolutely loved.

The next step was to search the internet for a striped curtain that would match. I searched all over and kept coming back to this pattern. And you know what it was? A shower curtain. Seriously. I ordered it from Amazon for $19. Total of $20 to redo the bedding in my scrapbook room.

So here it is! What do you think? I’ve never blended stripes and circles before but I adore how it livens up my “happy place.” (And yes, the covers are wrinkled. Shoot. I’m a bed fanatic who loves to have the covers all straightened and neat and some critter got up on the bed and messed it up. No perfect magazine photo for me 🙂

You can tell by the picture below that I used an old tan comforter we had as a base because my $1 yard sale shower curtain wasn’t long enough to cover it all.

Those pillows? The bed pillows we had and the blue pillows with tassels were $1 apiece at a yard sale. I had enough of the window (shower curtain) material left to cover an old pillow and bulletin board I had (more to come on those later).

Would it make y’all totally jealous if I told you I don’t sew and my hubby made the window treatments for me?

He measured and cut the fabric to fit the windows and used our neighbor’s machine to sew the hems. Love it!

He was an a theater  major in college so costume design was a required class. Yes, he’s a keeper!

This inexpensive makeover makes me extremely happy! It was simple, frugal and pulled together a room I enjoy spending time in.

I would love if you would visit my scrapbook room organization post or take time to enjoy the quote that guides me as I scrapbook and create in my room. I am an avid Project Lifer and have found photo freedom in my scrapbooking process. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. Your makeover is wonderful! I like the stripes and circles. Your husband did a great job on the curtains! I think he is a keeper for sure! Have a great week!

  2. That is an awesome makeover. I’m progressively making over rooms as I find bargain items. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish my basement soon. I love the ideas.

    KM Logan
    I’m hopping over from the better mom!
    I’d love for you to say hi over at

    • We’re doing the one room at a time thing, too. Find something you like and go from there. I’m just happy when it turns out and comes together!

  3. LOVE it!

    We have multiple “shower curtains” repurposed around our house. My kids don’t like the old 1970’s bi-fold closet doors, so we have replaced most of them with curtains. And . . . shower curtains are just the right size. When we redid the girls’ bedroom last year, I found brand new, adorable, lime green shower curtains for $4 at Target. Yes.I.Did. So, we have a closet door curtain and curtains on the bedroom window . . . for $8.

    You inspired me with your creativity.

    Laurel 🙂

  4. Great idea! Love the patterns and total room look. Joining from Inspire Me Monday –

  5. You could have told me spent a fortune on this and I’d have believed you- it is fabulous! Love the shower curtain!

  6. You are so crafty. You definitely need to keep that husband! He’s kind of like mine is in the kitchen. I haven’t cooked a meal in TEN years. Yup. TEN. Men like ours are hard to find. Great job on the redecorating. Nothing makes you feel better than to redecorate so cheaply.

    • Wow. A hubby in the kitchen. That’s awesome! But I guess I’ll keep my handy husband even if he doesn’t cook! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. You smartie! I absolutely love it!

  8. What great work – photos look fab!

  9. Thrifty and fabulous. I’m hopping over from Cowgirl up. Happily enjoying my visit to your sweet blog and now following along. Hugs

  10. That is some ribbon collection you have there, Im totally jealous!
    Go hubby – hes a keeper! I still return my clothes to my Mums to sew on buttons. Thats so bad, I think Ill teach my boyfriend how to sew then Ill be sorted 🙂 Your room change up looks great, nice team effort!

  11. I like the combination of stripes and circles. Using a shower curtain was definately thinking out of the box. It looks so nice. That’s really nice you’re husband helped you out, too!

    • Hi, Beth. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I didn’t even realize what I bought was a shower curtain until later, and I’m so glad because I love the fabric!

  12. Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party.

  13. Yes, stripes and circles do go well together. Love how it’s coordinated with the pillows and bulletin board too. Great job! Found you from the Fun in Functional Link Party. Thanks for sharing.

  14. I love that “carpenter” technique he uses to mark off that curtain. Yep, a keeper. Great job on the updated room. enJOYed seeing your changes.

  15. Totally jealous… eh, but very impressed! 🙂
    I love how this little make over went from so-so to wow! Cute and I love the use of the fabric to co-ordinate all around! Kudos to you and your hubby…you make a great team. (and your son will benefit from watching you work together in your home…BONUS!) ~Patricia

  16. Great makeover!

  17. Sandra @Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls says:

    I love it, the stripes and circles go great together. I love, love, love fabric shower curtains, I snatch up every one I see at yard sales. You can do a million things with them, and they are usually so much cheaper than buying fabric. And they wash so beautifully. I say that not only is your husband a keeper, but that he should have a sewing machine of his own!!! (Just think how great it would be if he had a machine where he could whip up all kinds of things for you!!!)

  18. It looks fabulous! I love those colors. And I’m super impressed your husband sews! My hubs cannot, at all. But, he is a great cook, and sometimes I kinda hate cooking. So I’m perfectly willing to patch up his shirts if he makes me dinner! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  19. Great idea using a shower curtain on that bed (I have a dog too!) – your room looks fabulous.

  20. I love this … and I can’t believe your husband does curtains. Unreal!
    Thanks for sharing this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  21. Great job on the room make over. The stripes and the circles do go together because they have like colors so that helps them compliment each other. Great find on the pillows as well. The gold and blue pillows bring the whole room together.

  22. how fabulous that you got that shower curtain so cheap! I hate to sew, so yeah, I’d say hubs is definitely a keeper!


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