Nate and I are feeling super spoiled right now. For our wedding gift, Nate’s mother and stepfather bought us a bedroom furniture set, complete with a bed frame and headboard, two Nightstands and dresser for each of us! Yep, we are very spoiled!
Last weekend, all four of us went furniture shopping together. We got into the car and drove for about an hour to Wayside furniture store, and browsed. Just when I thought we finished and saw everything in the store, the sales assistant said, “would you like to see the next building?”… twice! The place was huge, and I Nate and I were a bit overwhelmed with choices. We knew what we didn’t want. No cushioned fabric headboard, no foot board to kick in our sleep, nothing that would try to kill our toes if we cut a tight corner around the bed, and something in the cherry color. Yes, Nate and I both liked a deeper cherry.
After we left Wayside, we took a few photos of the ones we liked the most. And decided to drive down to Andreas. Andreas was a bit further away, and we were getting very hungry. So, we stopped at an Amish restaurant. The line was huge. Nate’s step father and I eyed the line thinking… is there anything else nearby? But, the food was very good! Nate got a pie sampler platter and had fun tasting peanut butter, cherry and apple pie. He couldn’t finish, and I told him as his life helper, I would take care of the rest. 🙂
We went through all the pictures and measurements, and determined we had a tie. We liked one set from Andreas, and one from Wayside. Eeep. How did we decide? Well, we found out the set from Wayside was made out of real cherry wood instead of particle board. Problem solved, we were ordering that one. Boy are we glad we did, it is beautiful!
I know you have got your eyes on our bright pink carpet! Because Nate and I are super sweet… if you really want it, we would be happy to give it to you? 😉 We are getting rid of that eyesore (actually the whole room used to be painted pink with a rose wallpaper border) after we potty train our future puppy!
With new pretty Nightstands, the last thing I wanted to do was ruin the finishing. And because Nate and I both like to have water nearby, I made some coasters. I wanted them to match the bedroom comforter set, as well as look great on the cherry wood. So, I went through that cotton yarn stash that you left me. (You know sis, I have practically every color, but cream and white in there hehehe)
Up to 4 colors of cotton worsted yarn
G sized hook
Chain 4, slip stitch into first chain to create a loop.
Row 1: Chain 2 (counts as first dc), dc 12 times in loop, slip stich to top of chain 2. Cut off color. (Total 13 stitches)
Row 2: Chain 1 (counts as first sc) sc in stitch, 2sc in every stitch around. Slip stitch to top of chain. Cut off color. (Total 26 sc stitches)
Row 3: Chain 1 (counts as first hdc) dc in stitch, *1 hdc, 2 hdc* repeat from * to * until complete. Slip stitch to top of chain. (Total 40 hdc)
Row 4: Chain 1(counts as first slip stitch) *1hdc, dc and tr in same stitch, tr and dc in next stitch, hdc, slip stitch* repeat from * to * until around. Slip into chain 1 to close round. You will have 8 petals. Cut off color.
Row 5: Start row on a slip stitch that is between the petals of the previous row. Ch1, (counts as first slip stitch) *sc, hdc, hdc and dc in same stitch, dc and hdc in next stitch, hdc, sc, slip stitch*repeat from * to * until around. Slip into ch1 to close round. You will have 8 petals. Cut of color.
Weave in tails and you are done!!