DIY: Blanket Makeover by

Issue 16 · The California Life · April 16, 2012

DIY: Blanket Makeover

Issue 16 · The California Life · April 16, 2012

Just in time for spring: Spruce up an understated gray wool blanket with a neon-colored hem.

We spotted this blanket strewn across the sofa at the Wonju Residential Resort, designed and styled by Dutch designer Piet Boon, and haven't stopped thinking about all the possible color combinations. If you're handy with a sewing machine, all you need is an overlock stitch—and if not, a quick dash to your local seamstress should do the trick.

Above: A gray blanket gets a makeover from Piet Boon.

Bright Coral Thread

Above: Gutermann makes a sturdy cotton or polyester blend thread in a variety of colors; cotton Bright Coral Thread (110 yards) is $1.75 from Amazon. Photo via Chelory Shop, where Gutermann thread is also available.

Twist a Twill Blanket

Above: Tina Ratzer's Twist a Twill Blanket in light gray is $139 from Gretel Home. Another option is Ikea's Henny Bedspread in dark gray for $39.99.

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