Monday, April 30, 2012

Look What I Found...

Remember on my dream bedroom board I was coveting of this fabric:

But the $17/yard price tag plus shipping just wasn't doing it for me. Well, I was wandering around JoAnns this weekend and found this:

It's not exactly like the original but it's good enough for me, and it was 50% off so I was able to get a
 yard for $12. So hopefully I will be making a pillow in the next few days on top of a few other little projects I have started, which include making a new wreath for my front door and a geneology chart.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kitchen Chalkboard

I forgot that I hadn't posted my chalkboard yet. I finally did finish making the chalkboard for my kitchen. Remember my DIY Pottery Barn wall art that I made for my apartment like 5 years ago...

well, I used the frame that my husband made out of molding for my chalkboard.

For the board part, Calvin cut to size a piece of really thin particle board stuff...I'm not really sure what it is called, but you can get a big piece of it at Home Depot for $10. Then I primed and painted it and attached the board to the frame with a staple gun. As you can see from the smudges on the board, I have been using it. It's been great to jot down quick reminders and grocery items we need.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Facebook Page

Since I'm not that great at regularly posting, I made a Facebook page so you can keep up on my posts.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

My Dream Bedroom

Our bedroom has kind of been one of the neglected rooms in our house. I like what I have done with it using what I have, but we haven't really put much money into it. The bed is a $30 metal frame, and I made the tufted headboard for about $60. Our dresser is the same one I have had since I was like 10 years old. Our nightstands are plastic drawers from Wal-Mart, and our Ikea lamps have seen better days. Bedroom furniture is just too expensive and not in our budget right now, BUT that doesn't stop me from dreaming. I put together my dream bedroom on a design board. Here is what I came up with:

The bed is the Hudson Bed from Pottery Barn, and it is, of course, paired with my West Elm Bedding. The Linx Pillow is from Z Gallerie and I have been coveting that fabric for a while now. I want to make a bolster pillow out of it for my bed. The chair is Swoop Upholstered Accent Chair-Gorgeous Pearl from Target. Curtains are also from Target. I have wanted a glass lamp base for years now! Most of them are pretty pricey, for me that is, but Target has a reasonably priced Tear Drop one. I paired it with a fabulous Gold Chevron Lamp Shade, also from Target. (Can you tell I really like Target?) The side table is the Isala Side Table from Ikea. (I also really love the matching Isala Coffee Table.) Then to top off the room I would add a few decorative accents. The Ceramic Books and Faux Coral are from Z Gallerie. So there you have it! That is my dream bedroom. Maybe someday...