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!
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…
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!
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!
SHOP THE ROOM
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 Sconces + Patchword Dhurrie Lumbar Pillow + Tie Dye Pillow + Bone & wood Picture Frame + Metallic Woven Rug + Globe (in stores)
Michael’s Mirror (in stores)
Konkada Mudcloth triangle pillow
I’m excited to share a new room makeover I have been working on! This was a fun one, because you all know how much I love color, but I wanted to try something different this time around. My friend Brittany just moved into this amazing house and is doing DIY renovations room-by-room, so I offered to help her out and design the guest room. I’ve been wanting to paint dark green accent wall in a room for a while now, and this room was perfect because of the large windows on the opposite of the wall that keeps the small room from getting too dark. And since the house is a little outside of town on a couple acres of land, I thought a modern woodsy vibe would be a great way to tie in the greenery inside and outside. I am in love with the black and white buffalo art, so I got an oversized print for above the headboard, and carried the black and white accents throughout the rest of the room.
The wall had some insane texturing, so Brittany and her boyfriend spent hours and hours sanding it down, and then painted the walls, ceiling and trim all white which made the room look so much bigger. We also changed out the light fixture to a clear one to draw less attention to the lower ceilings. To give the space more height, I added a tall fiddle fig in the corner, which was a major score from a new green house I checked out a couple days before finishing the room. It fit perfectly! #meantobe
I also have to give a little love to Brittany because she’s also a entrepreneur, and has a company, BritKali, that sells super chic cases and bands for your FitBits and Apple watches, check her out!
Brit’s dog Lenny wanted in on the action, and fit the color palette perfectly! For the full shopping guide head HERE.
More pics after the break! (more…)
If you all have been following along on ISPYDIY Instagram, you’ve seen that I have been putting some finishing touches on my dining room and kitchen, and giving it a bit of a Fall makeover. I was going to waiting till I had everything done to show you all photos, but I a bunch of you DMed me questions about my kitchen table while I was staining it, and I wanted to give you the details right away! A little backstory, when we were gutting the house, and vaulting the ceilings, I had the demo guys keep a bunch of the original 125-year-old 2x4s. I knew I wanted a big kitchen table for entertaining, and thought using them would be a fun homage to the house and it’s history. My carpenter pulled out the one million nails from each piece of wood, and ran them though a plainer a bunch of times, then glued and clamped the 2x4s together to create the top. I stretched up a base idea for him, and he welded it to match the vision I had in my head perfectly!
The table has been sitting unfinished for about a year and a half, because I was not sure what direction I wanted to go with it. I honestly love the unfinished wood look, but it left the room looking a bit undone. I went stain shopping an found a color I had not seen before called Minwax® Early American, and I thought it would be perfect to give the wood a richer tone and really show the character. It did exactly that! I love the color variation from one piece of wood to the next.
Next, was deciding on a top coat…gloss or matte. I tend to always go for matte satin, but I thought for a dining table that would have to withstand a lot of spills, a gloss would be better…so I ended up somewhere in the middle with a semi-gloss Minwax® Helmsman® Spar Urethane specially formulated to use on surfaces exposed to water. No coasters for me! I was nervous because it looks SUPER glossy when it goes on, but it dried with just the right amount of sheen.
Steps and Supplies after the break! (more…)