Go check out this book sling tutorial over at Penny Carnival. Aren’t they just the coolest, cutest thing ever. I thought so, and I fell in love when I stumbled upon them one day. I knew I had the perfect place in the soon-to-be big girl room.
Believe it or not, they were so easy to make. I think sewing on the rick-rack and making the appliques took longer than getting the sling itself put together.
I found my double curtain rod hardware at Ikea. They came in a 2 pack for $3.99!! I found the dowel rods at our local hardware store for a mere $0.89 each. Also, I picked up 1 1/2 yards of pink fabric for $3.50. I actually only ended up using 1 yard of fabric and lined the sling with white fabric from the sheet I picked up from Goodwill for $2.13. I already had the fabric for the "A" and "Z" in my stash along with the rick-rack. All in all this project has cost me about $15.00 to complete so far.
I really want to find some cute little knobs to go on the ends of the dowels and paint them, but I couldn't wait to go ahead and get them up.
They actually hold a lot of books. I was a little surprised that I could get as many in them as I did. The lil' princess has already checked them out and they managed to stay up despite her pulling on them, so I think we're good.
You can probably tell, but I went for a pink and green theme for her room. I found a super cute ladybug fabric forever ago and made her that quilt hanging on the chair. The quilt is actually for her pallet bed that I'm also slowly getting done. I have all my hardware for it & I've gotten it cut to the proper size, but I still have to get it sanded and painted.
Also, remember the sheet I picked up at Goodwill? Here are the curtains that I made for the long window.
There is also a smaller window in this room that I have a curtain for. Yes, I was able to make all these curtains and line the book slings for $2.13!! Now that's what I call a deal.
I can't wait to share the finished project with you soon. I still have several projects in this room to finish, but I'll keep you updated!
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