Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bedroom Redo



As if I didn't have enough going on trying to get my family room "redone", and leaving for Florida tomorrow, we started a new project this weekend... our bedroom.

To make a long story shorter, we finally moved the treadmill out of our bedroom last week. That required the carpet to be re-stretched. Re-stretching required all the furniture to be moved out. Since all the furniture was out of the room we decided to repaint. Repainting means that my existing bedding no longer matches and needs replaced.

I had learned about the Cath Kidston Home site and the sale they were having from the Anyone Can Quilt Blog a while back. I had checked out the site at the time, and found a few things I liked, but nothing that went with the existing yellow paint color in the room. I went back to the site to see what I could find to match with my new Aqua Blue walls. I liked the idea of adding my favorite color red, especially after I moved this fun chair (that I had bought a few weeks ago that was suppose to be for our lake house) into the room.


So when I went to the site, this was the duvet cover I wanted...



The red roses with the white background, but they did not have it left in queen. So I settled for this one in the red and blue stripe (very light and summery)...
I added some pillow cases in the same stripe and a second duvet cover and pillow cases in this fun red and white polka dot (I LOVE polka dots) for more of a wintery look...



The total for 2 duvet cover and 4 pillowcases came to $126 with shipping. I didn't think that was too bad for nice Cath Kidston bedding.

But then I thought..."they have the one I really want in a king, I could just get that and trim down the sides". So I went back to that page and added the king duvet cover to my order before removing the red and striped one I was going to replace it with, and guess what happened? Some sort of extra discount was applied because I had bought so much and now with 3 duvet covers and 4 pillow cases the total came to $90.50!!

Sooooo... I went shopping some more. Here is what I ended up buying...

(3) Duvet covers (2 queen and 1 king)
(1) Queen bedskirt
(6) Pillowcases

For a Grand Total of $105 with shipping!!!

I know, you are probably thinking who really needs 3 duvet covers, but for the fabric in them alone they are so worth it. I can cut one up and make throw pillows, or maybe curtains, combine 2 of them and make one reversible duvet and use the extra sides to make a quilt... Who knows, the possibilities are endless...

6 comments:

Lori McDonough said...

ooooooooooooohhhhhhh....love it!!!!! Love the colors...things are a movin' and a shakin' at the Cerajewski's!!!!!

Sarah and Jack said...

LOL We have way more than 3 duvet covers, and I use them all. Sometimes I want a different look, sometimes the seasons change, sometimes one is dirty!

Missie said...

Can't wait to see the finished room! What fun colors and great deals!

Jenni Vorderman said...

Love the chair! You are so good at bring things together! I just saw your message about getting together for finger knitting... sorry I didn't get it sooner. I hope you guys have a great, fun, and safe trip! If you are around we will be at Sharkey's in Venice on Tuesday evening.

sarahmurray said...

Woooohoooo!!! What a deal. I'm so glad you are getting such wonderful CK goodies. I LOVE my duvet covers and pillow cases so much. I have my eye on some more from the site but don't want to go too overboard. But if you spend $300 in retail you get 75% off! It's fun to go to the regular CK site to see what you'd pay there for the same things. We've saved hundreds. Yippee!! x

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

I was just wondering if you have had any trouble accessing the cathkidstonhome.com website lately? I am forbidden from the page.

Lisa