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An Embroided Bed!

I bought this beautiful white bed without the roses on the headboard! I forgot to take a photo of the "before", but I can show you the process!
Time: 4 Days Cost: $100 Difficulty: Advanced
As it is made with "esterilla" (HELP English speakers! I don´t know what is the word for this! I think the material is wicker braided in small squares). I thought I could use these little squares to embroider something in cross stitch.
I collected many patterns from the web but I had a difficulty: the number of squares I had was very reduced, and that meant the number of stitches I could make wasn't as many. So I went looking for a different pattern and I found this pattern with more or less the width and length I needed. Off to work!
I didn´t work with thread as in a normal embroidery but rather with ribbons that covered the size of holes I had.
Work in progress....
... and final result!
A lovely and unique bed!
To be honest, at the beginning I thought I would embroid the footboard as well. But after the headboard work, it was really exhausting, so I decided not to! Anyway, I love the way it looks!

Materials used for this project:

  • Wiker bed
  • Ribbons

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  • Heather
    Heather United Kingdom
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Wow that was hard work but so worth it. I really like it and think the embroidery on the headboard stands out enough not to have to do the bottom too. Enjoy :)

  • Birdz of a Feather
    Birdz of a Feather Canada
    on Oct 2, 2017

    This is stunning! It's beautiful just the way it is; the footboard would have been too much.

  • Mary
    Mary Stanwood, MI
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Very beautiful and unusual!

  • Lynda davis
    Lynda davis Columbia, MD
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Very creative! I believe this type of "wicker" is called cane. Barrel chairs are often made of this material too. Google cane headboard and you will find many cane headboards at the expensive stores. Nice that you really have not altered the bed, it can return to the original look easily. I would suggest double faced satin ribbon for anyone wanting to try this. Very pretty!

  • Elizabeth Dion
    Elizabeth Dion
    on Oct 2, 2017

    Wow! The transformation is gorgeous and I love your choice of roses for the stitching. Great job!

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