Thursday, November 4, 2010

Help Wanted...

Dilemma of the day: Black and white shedding dog sleeps with us on white bedding. Help!

Since Strongbow has been sleeping with us our white bedding has turned a lovely shade dinge and is now covered with dog hair at all times. Why not just make SB sleep on the floor or in is crate you ask? Well when he was in his crate he woke up at about 6:00 am every morning. With us, he will sleep until about 8:00 am and that 2 hours make it well worth it.

So what to do? I love the look of the white quilt but every time I wash it I feel like it shrinks a little more plus even with bleach I can't seem to make it look as good as is used to. Any ideas there?

Second, should I just get a new quilt? If so what color? Tyler's mom made our blue and taupe bed skirt and pillow shams which I really like so I need something that works with that.

What about this one? Ivory or Latte? Or what about going way out on a limb and getting chocolate? I wonder if the Latte would clash with the headboard or the taupe in the shams? They are from Overstock so I could always buy all 3 and send 2 back, right? Will the ivory be any better than white? Ugh, this is so hard!!

I still have lots of work to do in this room but this issue has made it's self priority numero uno. Please flood my comment box with suggestions!

Thank you in advnace!


  1. I think the chocolate will only add to your issue of being able to see the dog hair- hair shows up on a dark surface. I would go with ivory or try the latte!

  2. The chocolate will show just as much or more, since the dog has white hair too. The only thing that worked for me was to put some fabric you don't care about (like a couple remnant yards from kind cotton or richtex's remnant box) on top of your quilt, and just wash it when you wash your sheets. We did this with our sofa in the living room when we had 4 dogs living in the house! It kept me sane!