There are so many different ways to to make a headboard. I'm going to take the easy route with plywood, foam, batting, and fabric. My only problem is the type of fabric to use. Should I use a graphic/patterned fabric or a solid? Should I use velvet, linen, or twill? There so many choices to choose from. What do you suggest? Do you have any great sites for finding fabric at a good deal?
Here is an article for different types of DIY headboards
I have chosen the colors and have found and purchased the bedding (pin-tuck duvet from west elm), dresser (I have a surprise for you with the dresser!), and I have found (not purchased) my chandelier. All I need to do is patch a few problem spots on the wall, prime, and paint. After I paint the walls I'm going to move on to making my headboard. The headboard is going to be something similar to Freckles Chick headboard
One of my Christmas gifts was an air compressor, so once I purchase my spray attachment I'll be ready to paint some furniture...woo hoo!!!
Hopefully by Wednesday I can post a mood board to give you an idea of the space. Until then, I'd like to hear how your Holiday Celebrations went!!! Did you get everything you wanted? Did you get to enjoy your family? What about the food, were there any non-traditional meals made? Come on guys spill the beans!!!
My husband is concerned about my decision to have a chandelier in the bedroom. He has never heard of such a thing and was wondering why I would do it. He also think that our current source of light (a black and gold ceiling fan) is alright as is for the room. So I would like to ask you:
None of them were a success. I'm trying again and hopefully I'll have a color to share with you after Christmas.
Boy do I suck...
Well guys...I didn't get the lamps. By the time I made it to Home Goods they were sold. But, I did find two of these
(pay no attention to my unmade bed and that dent in the wall!)
Of course they don't look as nice as the two Dayka found, but I do like the color. I'm not completely sold on these, but my motto for T.J Maxx or Home Goods and Marshall's is: "If you're not sure about it, buy it think about it and take it back later". Because most likely it WILL NOT be there when you go home home, dream about, wish that you had grabbed them, and then run back to get it!
Next up: My failures at picking a good paint color...
The panels that I plan to purchase for them are 50in wide. Do I use 1 or 2?
I know that this sound like a dumb question, but I'm asking from a design point of view not measurements!
I took close up shots of the mantel because of the mirror. I like mirrors over a fireplace, but I don't care for what they reflect. In my case, you would see an old dusty and country ceiling fan that needs to be taken down. So trust me these close ups are better! Oh and one more thing, I know that I'm missing candles. When I find some, I'll take more pictures so you can see how the mantel (mantle) look then.
Here are a few updated pictures of my living room. I added some peacock blue ornaments with the turquoise (very pretty)
( My branch display had to be moved because it was tempting my 1 year old!)
(see how he is running into the room? that's why I moved the branches!)
(And this is Nick because he take all the presents!)
Now I have to keep these ornaments forever! I purchased those ornaments before my kids were born. I was working at Macy's and they were on clearance. I thought they were cutest ornaments! Now they represent my three boys....thanks to my 5 year old!
After reading all of the reviews online about the chair, I decided to go for it and ordered two for my space. They arrived two days after I placed the order and I am so excited and pleased with them. Can you say comfy?!
What I wanted out of the dresser was for it to be
1. a quality piece
2. a vintage piece
3. the size needed to fit in the the space
4. at least 6-9 drawers
If you remember my inspiration photos, then you probably remember Michelle's yellow dresser
Like I said before, I plan to pull out elements from each of my inspiration bedrooms (Rate my Space style)to add to my own. So while checking out craigslist I found this:
(please ignore my pink cell phone!)
BTW, Check out Dayka's first mood board that she put together for my bedroom. Great job Dayka!
I'm linking this up to Miss Mustard Seed's
- decide on a color scheme
- find furniture that will work in the space (seating, storage, etc)
- Make Headboard (fabric, materials)
- find lighting (bedside lamps, chandelier, floor lamp)
- find bedding (duvet, bed skirt, shams)
- decide on window treatment (blinds, drapes, hardware...)
- find bedding and pillows
- gather accessories (mirrors, vases, clocks, art...)
The biggest thing from this list (in my opinion) is to decide on the color scheme. Use fabrics, art, or a favorite item that you love to pull your color scheme together. Then you can build everything else around that. As far as budget, you're the only one that know how much you can afford and with that, I would advise you to stick as close as possible to your budget. Here is a great post on the importance of budgeting explained by the talented Janell Beals
What colors make your heart go pittypat? Are you bold when it comes to color? Or do you prefer something a little more classic or timeless?
She was planning on doing something a little more "safe" which is fine, but I came along and commented about doing something more dramatic like these
I just want to say that I was wrong!
The sofa is finished getting it's make over and let me tell you
She (the sofa) Looks AMAZING!!!
Don't believe me? Then see for yourself....
So Latasha, All is well right?! I think this make up for me trying to change your plans!!!
All before and after courtesy of Design Sponge Online