My headboard is finally up, and I LOVE it! I originally saw this pattern on a coffee table, and knew it would be the prefect backdrop for my bed. I went out and bought a miter saw for this project (because I have a dream of having a bunch of power tools in the garage at my reno house, where I can make all sorts of cool projects) soooo you will have to either invest or find a carpenter buddy for this project. But the good news is that once you make all the cuts, the assembly takes no time, and the outcome is pretty phenomenal! With my headboard being complete, my bedroom is officially a happy oasis, now time for a nap! Step and supplies after the break…
ROOM DETAILS | DIY Colorblock Ladder, DIY Succulent Rotary phone, Target Lamp and pillow, Ikea side table, Brooklinen Window Pane Luxe sheets, Minted Staredown Art, Thrifted fan and blanket.
If you all have been following along on ISPYDIY snapchat, you saw that a month or so ago I was building a headboard for my bed, finally! I knew I wanted to make something out of wood, cutting it to create a pattern. After buying a new miter saw (yay power tools!) and a bunch of wood, I practiced my cuts then put together the prices to create something I am pretty proud of. I finally moved it into my bedroom, so stay tuned, and in the meantime enjoy some of my inspiration for this project!
IMAGES VIA | INSPO 1, INSPO 2, DIY 3, DIY 4, DIY 5, DIY 6, DIY 7, INSPO 8, DIY 9, INSPO 10 (more…)
I’m excited to share another bedroom makeover in our DIY Duplex Airbnb!! I am just so in love with how this room turned out! I was working on a tiiiiiiight budget, so the majority of this room is thrifted or repurposed items, and the design still feels really fresh and cohesive. Plus, an experiment with a gold paint pen created a budget friendly faux beadboard! Before I dive into the makeover, if you need a refresher on the Duplex project read about the backstory HERE. Now onto a few Before & Afters!
For context, this is the second bedroom in the Upper Unit of the Duplex (Check out the first room reveal HERE), This one was interesting because of the layout. I was working with the closet placement, two doors into the room, and some big windows. Guests usually prefer a queen bed over a full, so I was able to squeeze one onto this wall… with no room for side tables, and just enough clearance at the foot for the hallway door. To make the room work, I opted to leave the door off the closet so guests did not have to deal with an awkward swing, put a bench on the other wall instead of the foot of the bed, and added a little shelf for a light and place to put your cellphone. Might not be the MOST functional if you were living in the room, but works great for short term guests!
The whole design of the room really began with these antlers I found at Farm Girl Antiques. The color in the plaid fabric on the mounting is a mix of green, blue and red-pink, which I picked up in the art throughout the room. Then I decided to play with a couple different plaid blankets and sheets, and was honestly not sure how it would all mix…but after I put the room together it just worked. Oh, how I love that moment.
Let’s talk about this gallery wall, and then we will dive into the DIY faux beadboard. These gold frames from Ikea are a major score, they are only $10 a piece, but the gold looks more expensive (although the glass part is plastic). A reader sent me their Birds of America book by John James Audubon because it was collecting dust. I cut out some pages to frame, and just LOVE how the gallery wall looks! It’s the perfect amount of color for the room. If you don’t have the book, no worries, you can download the bird prints HERE!
The faux beadboard was a fun little experiment with a gold paint pen that yielded a pretty darn cute result! One thing I LOVE about the upstairs is all the original trim work, so I painted it Behr Aged Beige so it would pop against the Swiss Coffee walls. One thing I dislike about the walls is the texture, because it means no wallpaper, unless I wanted to skim coat the whole room, which was not in the timeline. So I thought it could be fun to add chair-rail trim 3ft up, paint the lower bit the same color as the trim and then draw on a pattern.
Steps for Faux Beadboard after the break! (more…)