I have been so excited to make this project for my client’s bedroom ever since spotting this wood wall. The concept of the herringbone pattern is pretty simple, but I thought there might be some challenges turning it into a headboard. I was beyond happy when this project ended up being easier and way less time consuming then I thought, and turned out even better then I hoped! The guys at the hardware store were skeptical when I showed them the inspiration pic and told them I planned on finishing it in a day, but all the cutting/staining/gluing took about 3 hours. Then, I let the glue set over night and spent around 2 hours the next day adding the frame and poly coats. I made the accent color Minwax’s Pearl Gray, but you can switch it up to match the decor in your bedroom. All the supplies cost $150 dollars, which is pretty darn good for a custom headboard!
Steps and supplies after the break! (more…)
One of my favorite things is adding personal touches to the rooms I give makeovers to. For the colorful camp playroom, there was a long wall that I wanted to fill, but I did not want to overload it with art. I found these really inexpensive 6 ft oars online (they come in multiple lengths to fit your wall) and stained them to add some more fun and color to the playroom! I used the yellow stain a while back and loved how saturated the color was, so stocked up on a bunch more colorful Wood Stain to create the designs. Check out the steps after the break… (more…)
When I was looking for a conference table for the studio, I knew I wanted to make one using another live edge slab. First step: picking out the wood. I found an 8+ footer that was perfect for a bar height table. I wanted something that we could stand or sit around during brainstorming sessions, and that would fill the space with super high ceilings. Next, I had to figure out the legs…At a local maker mart, I found and amazing fabricator, Mike (he also built my triangle shelves), who was excited to take on the project of making super high hairpins! Then, it was time to finish the slab: after hours of sanding, I got a little nervous because there were a lot of imperfections, but after a coat of Minwax® Wood Finish™ Natural 209, the rich tones of wood were amplified, giving the wood some much needed character. After brushing on the stain, the once “problem spots” gave the wood more personality, and then the epoxy filled in all the cracks and divots I could not sand away. I could not be happier with how it turned out! Steps after the break…
ROOM DETAILS | Minted Three Houses Art, Ceramic Planter with Leather Strap, White Industrial Barstool (more…)