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Topic: 1979 Star Wars sheets into 2009 Valances - some things never get old!  (Read 1126 times)
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« on: March 06, 2009 03:33:14 PM »

My oldest son who is 8 has had a love of Star Wars for 3 years now and it keeps growing! One day while Goodwill hunting (the thrift store not the movie) I found these awesome original Star Wars sheets, twin fitted, flat & a pillowcase. I know I used a big part of the flat sheet for something but for the life of me I can't remember what. So having only the fitted sheet left to make valances out of I set to work measuring all 4 of my sons windows. After cutting it into 4 even pieces I serged all the edges so that I wouldn't have to hem the bottoms and lose more length. Then I made a pocket for the curtain rod and voila!

This is the window over his LEGO play area


This one is the first one you see as you come up the stairs


This is opposite the LEGO area


This is the one he can see from his bed & desk



Just to prove what a Star Wars freak he is here is his bed with 2 Star Wars blankets - the black old school one was a $3 thrift store find, the green Yoda one I made for him (using Yoda flannel I got at a thrift store) The standard pillowcase I made, the square fleece pillow he tied on his own from a kit, the 2 small pillows on the end were made from shirts he outgrew.


He loves his Star Wars room and even loves that his mom made it for him - gotta enjoy that while it lasts!!

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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009 03:53:53 PM »

very cool!
great idea and nice work Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009 05:35:39 AM »

Very cool!  I'm never lucky enough to find a great treasure like those sheets... I think my hub and teenage son would want them more though lol.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009 12:19:44 PM »

Wow! You're certainly a hero for your son now, and I am jealous of him! What a lucky finding!
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009 08:32:47 PM »

that is fantastic Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2009 08:55:11 PM »

Awesome idea!  I love the fact that the younger generation is still aware of and interested in Star Wars.

...I definitely have some of the pillowcase fabric and the square pillow Smiley  Great job on the blanket as well!
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