Changing My Bedding White

Hey everyone!  I’m going against my norm and showing you a project I have yet to finish.  It’s getting there though.  I recently ran across some Pottery Barn bedding pictures that gave me an itch to change up my bedroom.  I love white bedding.  I love Pottery Barn white bedding.  But, with a $400 price tag on the duvet alone 🙁 I had to come up with a shanty version.

That led me on a trip to Ikea with my younger sister.

After she tried on all the baskets hats, we made our way over to bedding.  Sorry for posting these Kyndra :-))

I originally wanted a big, fluffy duvet to cover the bed so I quickly jumped on a white one that Ikea offered for $170 with the filler.  I took it home, opened it up and threw it on my bed only to find that it was way to short on both sides. UGH.

So, I drove back to Ikea the next day to return only to find out that they won’t accept returns on bedding items. 2nd UGH.  I did find a super cute $20 throw that I ended up putting over my tiny duvet at the end of my bed.

I ended up going to Target and finding a simple white quilt that fit my bed perfectly.  It was only $70.

At that point I was ready for my Euro shams but kind of lost on ideas.  Then I got this ad in the mail and fell in l.o.v.e.

So cute, right??  If I had $1000 to spend on a chair I would run out and get me one now.  I did find inspiration for my pillows though… Whoop!

Like it?  I will show you how I made them in my next post.  Don’t worry… I used hot glue 🙂

And here is my bed… As of now.  I still want more pillows for the front but I have to make those and they haven’t come to me yet.

I also have to change up my roman shades a bit…

But, overall I am happy with where I am at now.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We have such a fun month lined up and we are excited to share it with all of you over the next few weeks so stay tuned!

Have a great day!



  1. Debbie on April 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Love it Whitney. It’s so fresh looking. I love IKEA. Isn’t it wonderful to be so close to one? By the way I have the same throw at the end.of our bed we got at IKEA a couple of months ago and love it.

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      Hey Debbie! Thanks! Isn’t that throw great? It’s so cute and I like to take pictures of the baby on it 🙂 Hope you are feeling good!!

  2. Libby on April 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I love the white bedding! It looks so fresh! I also really like your furniture 🙂

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks so much Libby!!

  3. Katie Torres on April 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Ooh Whit! I love it! I have also been drooling over the PB white ruffled bedding, but couldn’t afford it. I like what you did with the Euro shams. I love the bedding I have now, but they didn’t make euro shams for it. I REALLY want euro shams. I never thought of having 3 euro shams, but I like the way that looks. I may need your help figuring out how to make euro shams that will go with my bedding! Thanks for sharing! And I think Kyndra looks lovely with those hats!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks Kat! I would be happy to help you 🙂 Just text me. And yes… Kyndra is a beauty!

  4. Jan on April 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Oh Lovely!! I would love to change my room like this. But I live with two dirty men and a tomboy! I’m thinking I should have my own room that no one can come into! 🙂

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      Hahaha… I love that idea Jan!! Good thinking!!

  5. Christy Yoder @ pureMotherhood on April 14, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Gorgeous! We had an all white room, except for pale green walls, pre-kids. Would love to do this again but not sure how practical it would be at this point (2 boys under 3 and a girl on the way).

    Did you make the headboard or buy it? I’m hoping you bought it somewhere so I can get one. 🙂

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm

      Christy.. I had two girls under three when my son was born 🙂 We bought this bed at Rooms to Go but it’s been about 2 years. I love it! Thanks!!

  6. Elaine on April 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Looks great! I also bought a duvet cover from Ikea that was way too small, 3rd ugh! Love the look and feel of your room, very elegant.

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      That is a big Ugh! 🙂 Thanks so much Elaine!! 🙂

  7. Carla on April 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Whitney, Your bedroom is lovely. How creative!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks so much Carla!! 🙂

  8. [email protected] on April 14, 2011 at 3:22 am

    LOVE the Euro pillows! Huge, huge love!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Thanks so much Korrie!!

  9. SaraDee on April 14, 2011 at 3:05 am

    I love the photos of the “hats”!! OH! And the bedding too! lol:) What a gorgeous room! I am in desperate need of a bedroom re-vamp but basement reno’s come first!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks SaraDee… And good luck with that basement reno… Fun!

  10. Julie on April 14, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Love it! It looks so great. And those baskets really do look like hats, haha!
    Love your bed frame, too! Did you shanty that up or buy as is?

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      We bought the bed at Rooms To Go 2 years ago. I haven’t touched it a bit :)… Yet. Thanks Julie!

  11. Pine Tree Home on April 14, 2011 at 2:46 am

    I really like the white bedding. I am itching to switch mine out for spring. I won’t even tell you about my nightmare trying to make relaxed roman shades…but the upside was I made two Euro pillows. Always a bright side…like now you have a quilt!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      Ha! I hear you on the roman shades… I found the BEST tutorial for mine and they have been hanging flawless for 2 years. Plus you use fabric glue on lots of it 🙂 Let me know if you want it and good job on the Euro pillows!

      • Catherine Mann on April 21, 2011 at 4:14 am

        I would love to know what tutorial you used to make your shades.

        • Shanty2Chic on April 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

          My bedroom shades were bought but I do have other shade tutorials. Just type in lamp shade in our search box on the right. Thanks 🙂

  12. Jodi on April 14, 2011 at 1:31 am

    I LOVE the bed!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad that you posted this, I have been wanting to change our bedding to white, but just not sure, I love this and now I think I will do it! The white is just so not me, I am a color person, but I have been seeing so much of the white bedding and LOVE it!

    Take care….Jodi

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm

      I’m a color person too Jodi but I love it! You will be so happy! And you can bring color out in other things… Do it! 🙂

  13. Holly on April 14, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Amazing!!! It is sad that ikea doesn’t except returns on bedding especially if it is too short in your space!! Good to know though

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 1:00 am

      Thanks so much Holly!! 🙂

  14. Nichelle on April 14, 2011 at 12:42 am

    I just went to IKEA today! Where did you get those bedside lamps? I’m in the middle of a bedroom revamp and I am having trouble finding the perfect lamps for the besides tables and I LOVE those!!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:59 am

      I meant to put that in the post! I found them at T.J. Maxx! I think they were $30-$40 a piece. They are mercury glass which I love! Thanks!!

  15. Christine on April 14, 2011 at 12:32 am

    So inspiring-I am in the process of reclaiming my daughter’s former room-which was painted hot pink and gold-I am looking for elegant-and this defines that concept!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:58 am

      Good luck with that Christine!! Thanks!!

  16. Dawn on April 14, 2011 at 12:25 am

    It’s absolutely gorgeous!!!! There isn’t anything that I don’t absolutely LOVE!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:57 am

      Thanks so much Dawn! 🙂

  17. Leah on April 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    I love IKEA’s bedding, but it is ALWAYS too short. I usually have to go up at least one size. When we get a king bed, that’s not going to work though. haha

    Super cute!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:57 am

      That would be my problem… Darn king bed 🙂 Thanks!

  18. Mimi on April 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    A wonderful beginning—— I loved the same ad!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:56 am

      Thanks Mimi!!!

  19. Christina @ Christina's Adventures on April 13, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    This is GORGEOUS!! I love it so much…I am trying to convince my husband to let us look into white bedding…but he doesn’t think it will be dog-friendly :/

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:50 am

      Thanks so much Christina! I think the big plus to white is that it can be bleached… Maybe you could pitch it to him that way ;-)??

  20. Kassi @ Truly Lovely on April 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Wow! So pretty! Good to know they don’t accept bedding returns at Ikea… Bummer though. But really, it looks lovely and you can’t tell!

    • Shanty2Chic on April 14, 2011 at 12:49 am

      Thanks Kassi! Big bummer, right?? 🙂

    • jeanne wolf on April 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      It is sad, but the reason most places will not do returns on bedding has to do with ….BEDBUGS…… Yup, it is a big problem all over the world right now.

    • Pattyb on May 5, 2012 at 5:50 am

      I love the headboard. Where did you get it?

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