My New {Old} Door Headboard

I have been so excited to show you this but so hesitant to show you pictures because it’s still not perfect. Then, I remembered that none of this is about perfection so I’m hopeful you’ll forgive the imperfection and appreciate the progress.

So if you decide to scroll down, you’re not allowed to judge, okay?

Because let’s be real…this is what my bedroom looked like before: IMG_1744 Totally embarrassing. Totally shameful as I try to teach my children organization, I have totally failed by setting any kind of example. I know my OCD friends are cringing. Stop judging.

Here’s my excuse: our bedroom is the catch all room. It’s where things go as we still try find to proper places and storage for all the stuff we have brought into this house….even though I am trying to purge, purge, purge! It’s just what happens.

Until I couldn’t take it anymore and I begged asked my dad and husband nicely to hang this door that I had been dreaming about as a headboard. imperfect headboard Originally, the mantle was a great idea! After all, it was from our chimney that we tore down. But after we moved it to our room, I could not get a vision for it. Does that happen to you? The dark wood didn’t work for me even though I tried so hard to make it work. But I did have this vision: using the door to our old bathroom.dad and russ This door sat outside and sat outside for months because I didn’t really know if I was going to use it and I thought it was going to be ruined but as luck would have it, the white paint came off by itself and gave it the look I was going for…then, I talked Russ into it.

I thought the look was perfect. I didn’t do one single thing to it. They hung it on the wall just like it was. marking wall

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Super simple. Find your studs and use some four inch decking screws. headboard

Remember this frame to tray? Now, it’s perfect beside my bed. I know a monitor and glasses could be moved to stage a picture but again, I felt like I should be real. At this current moment, those things are beside my bed (well, except for this book because I’m rereading it!). bedside tray

In case you’re curious, the lamps are yard sale finds, spray painted white. The bedside tables are a painted desk from Craigslist from our previous living room and a desk from my college apartment just covered in fabric.

I’m also obsessed with this little stool I found at a thrift store!

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I so much enjoy walking into my bedroom now.

The change was refreshing, and of course, simple because it was something we already had (I realize not everyone has a door lying around but head to your nearest thrift store and I’m sure you could find something! Or buy a new one at Lowe’s!).

And if you’re like me, you will finally realize you’ve stopped hiding behind someone else’s style and recognized your own.

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I’m in love.

 

 

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One Room Challenge, Week 2

So about this One Room Challenge that I don’t have time for at all am really excited about…

I do have plans, I promise. It’s just that Cray’s birthday is in two weeks and my head is spinning with thoughts of that and getting the deck ready and outdoor space. SO, I promise in a couple of weeks I will have more accomplished.

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These are my plans for the space if you will be patient with me a bit longer.

1. Paint the floors white.

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I considered stripes on the floor but I want to use this curtain from this bathroom makeover as the curtain for this small window so I think have vetoed stripes on the floor.

2. Paint the walls something similar to Revere Pewter so I have a calming space (Maybe changing the light fixture should be on the agenda since that one was $5 one of our million visits to Lowe’s!).

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3. Move two tall bookshelves someone gave us that they purchased at a yard sale and cover the back with wrapping paper (I have one already done that I will show you this week!).

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4. Hang some type of peg board/cork board (I’m loving this tutorial!) here on this part that sticks out where the chimney is. I’m also thinking for now I will just use a desk we already have instead of trying to add legs to the coffee table. Maybe that can come at a later date.

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5. OR I thought about adding another yard sale bookshelf that I painted on top of a desk as a hutch of some sort for more storage in this space.

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If you follow me on Pinterest, I will hopefully be adding some pins throughout the week to find some unique touches!

DIY Rolling Drawer Storage

Our shoe storage situation has really been bugging me. I tried a basket under a bench. And I loved it. Until the top broke. I guess that’s what I get for paying all of $3…at a thrift store, of course! (Now, it’s the perfect toy storage in the living room!)

Fast forward weeks (maybe months later) until I found a beat up black end table ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m having some luck there lately but this is one of my favorite projects!

For a while, I just placed one of the drawers from the broken table under the bench hoping one day to have a vision and put some casters on it like I had seen so many different times on Pinterest. And one of my new friends just posted a similar tutorial for rolling storage!

Then, one day, I was out in the building digging for something, and I came across these pieces of wood from our refrigerator and an idea struck.

You know how much I love stripes and I had just picked up a new sample of paint at Lowe’s I was dying to try!

I quickly painted the wood pieces in white and bluish.

Once they were dry, I took some wood glue and painter’s tape to attach the pieces the left it to dry overnight. The wood was a little longer than the drawer but I kind of liked it that way (excuse the photo bomb by Cray).

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I talked Russ into drilling me some holes for a handle (notice I had to pull one of my already dried pieces off to do this…not terrible but not ideal).

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And my wonderful parents grabbed me some casters at Lowe’s.

Now, if you’re not handy with a drill, no worries! I put these casters on with HOT GLUE! All I did was flip the drawer over and GLUED them to the bottom.

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I’m telling you. These projects aren’t hard and they make a huge impact!

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Now, I love our shoe storage and both boys are already learning where everything goes! It makes life so much easier!

What do you do for shoe storage around your house?

 

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One Room Challenge, Week 1

I was visiting this sweet blog last week and came across this incredible challenge to makeover ONE ROOM in six weeks!

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I was so torn because I really wanted to redo my deck for Cray’s upcoming party but that’s in two weeks not six weeks.

However, here’s my key: I want to use as many things as I already have around the house. We have some shelves that a friend gave us, I have a coffee table that I’m determined to make into a desk and I have a shower curtain that I think will work as a curtain!

I have so many inspirations floating around in my head!

But, for some reason, I can’t get them to come out on “paper.”

I do know that I love everything about this office.

So since it seems I’m short on words, let me show you the space that needs a serious makeover (without ANY kind of editing)…IMG_1869

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Yep, those are hand painted flowers on the floor. I do feel bad because I think someone probably worked really hard on them…

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Purple and yellow, REAL beadboard.

Think I can make it in six weeks?

 

 

ABC Thrifted Nightstand

Last summer, I actually LEFT the thrift store after finding this gem. Meaning, I left without buying it! IMG_1155 But, it was one of those things that I couldn’t stop thinking about. I called Russ. I called my mom. I sent this picture. And later that day, I went back and got it. I just knew it would make the perfect nightstand in between two twin beds for Kuy and Cray! (Turns out plans changed a little..) Meanwhile, it sat in my garage (seems I have a habit of hoarding things in the carport). And sat there. Until finally, I decided to paint it regardless of whether or not we decided on what to do in their bedrooms! It was actually quite simple, even though it looks like a lot of painting. It was Russ’ idea that made it easy. I just took some green spray paint and sprayed the inside of the letters. IMG_8137   After that, I took the navy (a sample I had), and painted with a small brush.IMG_1401 Now, it’s in Kuy’s room but it just holds books. close up of books and artwork by this little master that asked me to take his picture… ABC NightStand2 KP ABC NightstandABC nightstand close upABC Chest ABC NightStand2

One day, though, I envision it sitting between precious twin beds that he and Cray share!

Update: My friend just sent me this! I had no idea it was a knockoff! And I thought $65 was expensive!

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