Right so this weekend, I did nothing. Well, I celebrated a birthday, bought a swimsuit, did a little clothes shopping, cleaned house & studied. Notice how there is not a project in there anywhere. Yeah, I know, I suck. But with the end of the semester here and a vacation looming in the distance, I did not have time. Instead I though I would take a moment to appreciate one of my most favorite projects, my bedroom.
The bedroom has gone through some transformations since we moved into the house 3 years ago. It has gone from a pale yellow to greens to blues to the current layout which I am in love with. Sadly I got rid of the pictures of the green bedroom. It was nice but I decided green did not have a place in my bedroom. Now prepare yourself for the almighty glory of the totally bad-ass bedroom.
Currently, this is my boudoir.
Now of course I have a couple more things to do but lack the funds. The Mr. has promised I can install the laminate in the bedroom later this year & I haven’t decided the right height for the lanterns above the shelving unit. I really want to incorporate the red-orange from the dresser into the bed, but I haven’t found that right piece. I also second guess my free chair, but it was free, so I will hold on to it for now until something else rolls along.
Ah my headboard. I made the headboard before the blog so all I can give is a description. Construction was very easy. I measured the weight of the mattress frame and then decided on a height, I cut a 2X4 into the right height and then I cut two pieces of plywood for the front and back the right dimensions (I know two pieces…I wanted this thing sturdy.) Nails and wood glue made it come together. I purchased 1/2 inch foam and the cheapest batting available. Those two items went down first then I covered it with a cream fabric from High Fashion Home. For the nail heads, I cheated. I used this. It saved me time and headaches from measuring & was totally affordable. I had plenty leftover as well. This mirror is actually a find from Target that I spray painted gold.
The stencil is Zamira from Cutting Edge Stencils. I used Martha Stewart Metallic Crag & Sherwin Williams Mediterranean. It took about seven hours & was worth every moment. The lamps were ugly white ceramic ones also from Target that got a nice coat of gold paint. The nightstands, Ikea Hemnes for the time being. The pillows are some quilting fabric I found on sale at JoAnns. I sewed them up & attached a little S and A metal stencil on them that I found in the Michael’s miscellaneous bins (you know the ones near the registrars that have all the fun matchy matchy stuff in them?) I haven’t decided if they will stick around.
Recently I gave my Ikea Hemnes dress a make-over. The color is Valspar Hacienda Tile. It’s distressed & you can’t even tell from the picture all the labor I put into that. The bull rings I purchased from Ebay for a great deal. Ebay is a gold mine for cheap drawer hardware. This summer I have a goal to make some alchemist jar terrariums or a couple of succulent pots to add some green to the dresser. I also haven’t decided if this fellow needs a coat rack to him yet. The grey on the wall is Glidden Seal Grey. My room is large and the ceilings are tall. Pulling off a darker color was no problem especially with the ample lighting from the two windows.
Ah nerd-dom. Yes that is binary code. Yes it is a lyric from our song. I went online and found a website that translates whatever you wish into binary code immediately. I keyed in the lyric, omitting spaces, and used ink stamps to create my geeky ode to our love. I let the ink dry a while then I sprayed the piece down with clear coat. The deer and ampersand just happen to be two things that I liked.
So that is my bedroom. The only room in the house that is the closest to being finished. And since I tend to bounce from room to room, I bet it won’t be until the closer to the end of the year I have having a completed project celebration party.