Monday, September 6, 2010

Bedroom Makeover and The Latest Craftiness

I have had this project in my head for probably a year and a half and last night I finally sat down and starting working on it. I started at 8:30pm and finished at 11. I absolutely LOVE it and distressing stuff might be my new favorite thing. :) The blocks are 2x4s - Justin was going to throw some scraps away and I rescued them. I Mod-Podged the scrapbook paper and then cut out the letters and glued them on. You can't really tell in the pictures, but the letters have a little metallic gold on the edges and one of the papers does too. I don't know why that makes me so happy.;) I distressed the wood and the paper with scrapbooking ink stuff....I seriously might be addicted now.

They are now at home in our bedroom (which was in desperate need of some cuteness).

It's gonna be a long time before I can look at it and not smile.:)

What do you think? Like it? Want one? I'll do any word you want! I'm thinking this is gonna be great for Christmas decorating (and Fall - I've got a little pumpkin project in the works with some scrap landscaping timber). And how cute would it be to have your family name and the year you were married - like Moon est. 2004? Oh I have so many ideas! I can't wait to hear what y'all come up with!
The lighting is kinda wonky in these pictures (I haven't mastered this whole natural light thing), but here's our newly decorated and CLEAN bedroom...

We got a king sized mattress last year and started to make a headboard several different times, but we ended up just putting up these shelves and I kinda love it. It's simple. Also, you can't see it, but our bed skirt is brown.

This little "nook" area has a built it with shelving on the bottom and it is fabulous, but I have never liked the the drawers are open on the top so you can see the clothes in them. Even when everything was folded nice and neat it bothered me so I decided this weekend to add a curtain. I used a linen tablecloth that I already had and basically folded it nearly in half and then sewed two pockets at the top - one to make the ruffle and one for the curtain rod. It took a little creative thinking to figure out how to make this whole thing work. I got steel conduit at Ace Hardware for $2.59 (and it was well over the 90 inches that I needed) for the rod and some tiny little eyelet screws and two keyrings. I attached the eyelets right under the top edge and the threaded the keyring onto it to hold the conduit. Does that make sense? Oh - and those windows on the wall - I totally got those out of someone's garbage one day like 2 years ago.:)
And yes, that light is not at all centered and it was there when we bought the house and it drives me crazy

I covered an old canvas painting in the same fabric that I did our bathroom curtain in - love it when I can upcycle something I already have!
So that's our bedroom! Thoughts?? Suggestions?? Please share! And don't forget to tell me what word you would put on your blocks if you could!

Happy Labor Day (night)!

Get Your Craft On Tuesday


  1. I've got an idea for your off centered light...

  2. this drives me do you know its me if I don't have a google acct

  3. I love your bed without a headboard! I think it would be too close to your shelves!

    I am in LOVE with your craftiness and the boards! I just might have you make me one! :)

    You are so darn creative! Absolutely awesome!

  4. very cute and crafty! love the blocks!

  5. Oh my cuteness for sure! Ha ha! I'm writing my blog post for the fund raiser and that's the word I used to describe your shop! For real. Adorable. I really want some wood letters. Yes. Yes I do. Fantastic. I just might have to get all crafty and make some too. Must email you about fall ones though since I don't have time now and fall is upon us. :)

  6. I love it all. Looks so great. You r very creative. I just might have to try the whole scrapwood word project. I have a TON of scrapbook stuff that waiting to be used. ;-)


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