Friday, February 21, 2014

Shabby Chic Bedspread

We've had our Shabby Chic Bedspread from Target for almost a year.

It was ready to be washed. 
The tag said to wash it in a front load washer but I don't have one. 
I don't like going to the laundry mat and I was afraid to take it to the cleaners. I had a bedspread that didn't survive a cleaning.

Our spread is king size but it isn't overly thick and puffy.
 That's one of the things that I love about it. 
I hate thick, heavy comforters.

 I decided to wash it in my top load washer.

I turned on the water and very slowly added the comforter allowing small sections to saturate. I added small amounts of the laundry soap as I went so each section would get clean and the soap wouldn't clump.
It worked great.

The machine didn't make that "overload noise" and the spread got completely clean. 
I popped it in the dryer. 
I pulled it from the dryer several times so that there wouldn't be folds in it that didn't dry. 
It is nice and clean and it doesn't show any wear.
It was a little wrinkled for a week or so afterward but not too bad.

The quilt is also Rachel Ashwell for Target. 
My students gave me some gift cards for Christmas and I found this. I just love it because
it reminds me of the wallpaper in my childhood bedroom.  

Do you have the same comforter? 
Well now you know you can wash it in a large capacity washer. 

Linking with,

Tuesday's Treasures   
French Country Cottage


  1. This is beautiful! I must make a trip to target. I don't like fluffy, puffy either. I need a comfortable comforter. Love this room! Thanks for sharing your pretties.

  2. It is a beautiful comforter! So glad it made it through the wash!

  3. That is a beautiful comforter! I have a king size bed too and my comforter is also white. My husband takes it to the laundromat for me as he knows I don't really like to go there either. It looks like new afterwards. I've already washed it twice and it is holding up well. Mine is from Better Homes & Gardens. I could never have a white comforter if I couldn't wash it! I don't think the dry cleaners do that great a job on large comforters either. My last one cost $25 to clean and it smelled like dry cleaning solution. Yuck!

  4. I don't have that comforter but I have another one-the blue with the florals and I have had it stored for about a year and still haven't put it on my bed because I am trying to decide which room to put it in. lol I am HOOKED on her sheets though. I LOVE the pure white ruffled ones and they sleep like silk to me- xo Diana

  5. I'm glad that you were successful in washing it. Your bed looks so pretty, especially with the roses. So romantic!