MY DIY | Herringbone Wood Headboard


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!

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Steps and supplies after the break!  (more…)



I SPY DIY DESIGN | Bedroom Makeover + DIY Headboard


We are going to take a pause in home renovations, because I have been getting a bunch of requests for details on the headboard I made a few weeks back. We installed it in a room makeover I have been working on, and am so in love (I almost kept it for myself, ha!). Today we are going to take a peek at the room makeover and tomrw I will show you the step-by-step for the headboard…I promise it’s easier then it looks!

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This is the second room we gave a little love to in Lori’s house (remember the playroom?). We started with a beige slate, and wanted to create a cozy room that worked for Lori and her husband. The idea for the design started with this wood wall in spotted in NYC. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to try to make a headboard with the same pattern, which set the color palette for the room.  We started by painting the room a calming gray and replacing the furniture with with lighter, more rustic pieces that matched the vibe of the rest of the home. Next we piled in a whole bunch of textiles, including vibrant blue shibori pillows, black and white mud-cloth, and a textured rug to make the room more inviting. I added a few gold accents: gold pot, light fixture (I have been dying to use this one in a room) and globe sconces.

The is a lot of wood in the room (Lori had this great ladder that we pulled into the room), but I love the finish on the dresser and night stands, and how they tied everything together.  Oh to be a horse, gallivanting in the snow…

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The fabric for the bench was created from a triangle I drew, then took a photo of and send to this amazing company called WOVNS. It’s run by two sisters, and all their fabrics are woven in the USA. They can transform your designs into beautiful fabric that can be use for pillows or upholstery, I have more plans for this fabric, stay tuned!

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The pillow situation might be a bit much, but we brought them all over and they looked so beautiful together, I could not bare to separate them, so Lori is the new owner of 101 pillows! Now that bed makes me want to lay down and take an epic nap! What do you all thing of the transformation? Check back tomrw for the headboard tutorial, and if you see something you like and I don’t list below, make sure to ask in the comments!

DIY Headboard (tutorial coming!)
Urban Outfitters Adelphi 12″ Planter + Kevin Russ Winter Horses Art Print
Suader Dakota Pass Nightstands + Boone Mountain Bench + Dakota Pass Dresser +
Ellis Accent Chair 
The Joinery Artisan Woven Rug
World Market Gold 8 Bulb light fixture + Glass Globe SconcesPatchword Dhurrie Lumbar Pillow + Tie Dye Pillow + Bone & wood Picture Frame + Metallic Woven Rug + Globe (in stores)
Mirror (in stores)
Konkada Mudcloth triangle pillow 





Hope everyone had an amazing weekend! It was 80 degrees in Milwaukee, and I spend as much time as I could outside, soaking in the sun. Also, thanks to everyone who has reached out about updates on My Flippin’ Friends, it makes my heart happy that you are excited about the show! We got an update and HGTV will be re-airing the pilot episode on April 28th at 11am CT/Noon EST, and then will be making a decision if we get a season in May…yes, the wait game is killing me!!! But if you all could tune in or set your DVRs and watch within 48 hours that would be amazing! They are going to factor in the ratings for both showings.
Now onto the upstairs bathroom renovation! The bathrooms were nasty, and needed to be completely gutted and redone. When we reconfigured the upstairs, I decided to create a landing and have the bathroom open to both the bedrooms instead of making an en suite for the master bedroom.  I loved the idea of making this room an oasis. One of the great things about being in Wisconsin, is that we are the home for a bunch of amazing companies, one being Kohler, and they were excited to be a part of the pilot and work with us to create this bathroom. I am in love with thier brushed gold, it’s so modern and lux looking. The plan for the space was black & white with pops of gold and greenery.
Our tile budget was tight, so instead of more statement patterned tile,  I picked a classic oversized subway tile and laid out in a crosshatch pattern with a dark grout for a graphic impact.  Lots of plants added a little life to the tiled bathroom.
I originally wanted a double vanity, but we ended up carving out a corner of the bathroom so the washer and dryer could be on the second floor. Even though we lost a few feet in the bathroom, everyone who saw the house loved the second floor laundry.
A peek at the laundry nook outside the bathroom. I found this door for $5 at ReStore, and knew it would be perfect to hide the stackable washer/dryer.
Remember this DIY wooden ladder ?! A coat of spray-paint later, and it was the perfect towel holder for staging.
There were 3 layers of different tile on the floor! The demo took forever because the guys kept uncovering more and more. So glad this bathroom is gone!

Kohler Vox Rectangle Sink, Iron Works Bathtube, Purist cross faucet, Purist cross bath handle, Purist tissue holder, Purist towel ring, Purist Bath spout, Contemporary Round rainhead,
Cimarron toilet
Target Wood stump (no longer in stores) + Square mirror 
DIY Wooden Ladder 
Tile Shop 2″x2″ Matte hexagon tile + 3″x6″subway tile
Langley Street 2 Light Wall Sconce
Flying Tiger Wall planters (in store only)
Amazon hanging planter Turkish towel + Matte Black canisters
World Market 6 bulb cluster pendant light 

Leave a comment with any other questions!




  • STYLE | The FP Me St
  • FLOWERS | design by
  • BATHROOM | Tile
  • BEDROOM | Blanket
  • FLOWERS | Pretty
  • PUP | Floral crown


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