June 18, 2013This IS Your Granny’s Crafting! Make it with sheets – yay or nay?
Just when I think I’ve seen it all when it comes to wacky vintage crafts, I uncover this little number. Make it with sheets! A pamphlet predictably put out by a company that manufactured linens.
Why decorate with sheets? Well according to this company there are many reasons. They’re handsome! They’re work savers! They’re easy to launder! They’re durable! They’re economical! All definitely very good reasons to use sheets as a decoration medium.
Is this a technique still viable today? Or was it even viable 50 years ago? I set out to find some modern sheets that would make me consider using some of the ideas in this pamphlet. Friends, I could not find a single set of sheets that I would want as the focal point of any room in my house. I’ve always thought that sheets as curtains was a bit college-dormy, and I can’t see how any of these projects would look much different. Plus, most sheets are lightweight and either solid color or a smallish pattern, neither of which I thought would look good as a reupholstery or drapery medium.
What do you think? Can you see doing this in your home? Have you seen any sheets that would make a good candidate for this application?