Friday, October 28, 2011

Anthropologie Inspired Bedding

So now you all can know what secret project I have been working on: my Nimbus Jersey Comforter knockoff from Anthropologie!

Here is my inspiration:

And here is my version {Ignore the black curtains and snickers on the bedside table... :)} :

Iloveit. Do you?

I researched a few other DIY anthro comforters and all of them said "it took me 5 hours" or "it took me 10 hours" Well ladies, you must have been expert seamstresses because this baby took me like 20+ hours.

I don't have a ruffle attachment for my sewing machine and I don't have a serger so that made my project time infinitely longer.

I took a duvet and used it as the base and {simply} sewed the pleated side {made from cut up sheets that were on clearance!} onto it, flipped it, DONE.
Oh and the best part? If I had bought it at Anthropologie it would have cost $500+ for the set. This cost me $50 to make.


It needs some fancy pillows but for this mini photoshoot I just used what I had lying around the house.

Now I have a serious problem... I need to re-do the rest of my master bedroom to match it! :) I am so ready for my room to be painted {it still has the flat paint from when the house was built in 2006} and for my furniture to be updated and LIGHTENED up {everything is black and white}. I need COLOR and lightness!

Now I try to spend even MORE time in bed {with snickers} :)

What do you think?

I'm Linking.


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Wow, Bekah! This is stunning! You did an amazing job. Definitely worth all of the time you put into it!!

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

AMAZING job!! I love it!!!

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Sarah said...

This turned out really beautiful Bekah! It's so nice having a beautiful room.

Kelly Mann said...

Oh my heavens.. that is incredible!!!! Great job!! I'm definitely keeping this in mind when we finish up our third bedroom!!!

PeggyJean said...

wow I am so impressed! I love anthro but it is soo dang expensive! This must have taken so much work, thanks for sharing. maybe when I am brave enough I will try something like this!

Kelly@imperfect homemaking said...

So lovely! I'm planning to do one of these in grey. Yours turned out beautiful!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

you are incredible girl! this looks amazing! now if only you could make one for me so i could get rid of my ugly ones that i have now. and don't worry, you don't want to see all the food i have around my bed. it's gross, ha
xo TJ

Janette said...

WOW!! That's really impressive! Great job! And who cares if it took you long...It looks amazing!!!

Janette, the Jongleur

Ayley said...

you're amazing!
also i love your pillows.

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Okay, seriously I am OBSESSED! You are one talented lady! Will you help me make one!??? :)

Erin said...

Hello queen of sewing! This looks great! :)

June@I will craft said...

Great knockoff. I know the feeling of taking a long time - I added a ruffle to an apron last weekend. I think I worked all day on one apron - some of my sisters made two and other projects in that same amount of time.

Katie said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I admire you for finishing. Sometimes when things are that detailed and time consuming, I only get halfway through :o) Beautiful job and thanks for stopping by my blog because it brought me back here! Following you now :o)

Anonymous said...

That's very impressive! It's kind of funny, I was just looking at their site, wishing I had their bedding! Have you seen their shower curtain with the same look of material. Adorable!
Anyway, I'm lovin' on your blog, missy. :) super cute.

xo, Samantha

Catie @ Catie's Corner said...

I LOVE it!! Awesome job! It looks amazing. You should be soo proud of yourself.

Have a great weekend. =)

Stop by and say hi some time.

~ Catie

Anna-Alina said...

You have cool blog!
Cute rooms design!♥
I am your new follower, follow me?

Happy Halloween!

Summer-Raye said...

WOW! Im super impressed!!! Love it.

Happy Halloween.


Mrs.S said...

Pretty bedding, love it..
New follower, follow eachother?=)

vanessa (the gal) said...

love this DIY ANNNNNND the Snickers on your bedside table ;))

xxoo- vanessa (the gal)

kelli case anderson said...

i honestly believe that a new comforter/bedset can transform your entire life if done correctly. i love this.

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Uhhh, I have to comment again! OBSESSED!

Sara Shoemaker said...

so this is the secret project! I was so curious! wow, you did an awesome job, it looks very very similar to the Anthro one! I think all their stuff is outrageously overpriced. Way to achieve an expensive look on the Cheap!

Brit @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Holy talent bat man! (I know I am super cheesy) But all chessiness aside this is awesome! I love it, love it so much that we are going to feature it on our blog tomorrow! Stop on by and check it out.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You're a genius! This is brilliant! And such a bargain in the end! I don't have the skill or patience to undertake such a project, but, wow, do I ever love it!

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clarisa said...

love it!!! and, i don't know, but i love the snickers too. just don't get any chocolate on it!

MamaMia said...

Beautiful bed cover! I am such a country bumpkin, that I never heard of Anthopoligie...but... Here's my instant thought, that I will try out and let you know...
In 3rd grade "Home Economics = Home Ec" (OK, yes, ancient history, and yes, it was in the '50's!!!) all the girls were required to hand-stitch "gathered" aprons, sans sewing machines for tiny 8 year's old fingers.

We used big thick needles, and heavy industrial strength thread (Upholstery or AWNING THREAD). After we made a "running stitch" through the width of the apron material, we just pulled the loose thread end against the first knotted end, and slid the fabric along until it was uniformly "gathered."

Couldn't you do the same thing here, without the time-consuming pinning each gather as shown in the photo? Then just pull each width to the same uniform width, tie off the thick upholstery industrial thickness thread end, and there you have it. Maybe one hour's work...