This bedroom swap-up project has been dragging on forever now. It always seems that there are other things to do and finish up. Thankfully, this week I was able to get a few of my to-do's crossed off my list. I am not by any means finished, but I really like the direction the room is moving in.
I started the project off by painting over the tree mural (this was Ashlyn's whimsical room), and then I painted the polka dot focal wall.
Then I had this blank slate to work with. The basics were there. I just had to start adding layers to make it a cozy, complete room.
|Remember this blank slate?|
To make Monogram Wall Art, I drew out letters on scrap wood and my sweet husband cut them out for me. I then used fabric I picked out for the throw pillows, and Mod Podged it onto the wood. Mod Podge is my new best friend. I painted the edges of the wood white.
I also added banners onto the headboard. I used glitter scrapbook paper, cut out the pennant shape, and hot glued it to pink ribbon. I'm not sure if that will stay there, especially when I get the throw pillows onto the bed. I may relocate them, but they are there for now.
The next thing we added was the bedside light. I already had this IKEA light fixture and it had been sitting in my mud room for months. It was silver and I spray painted blue to bring a pop of color onto that wall. Instead of hanging it from the ceiling, Jared and I hung it with a metal shelf bracket we found at Lowe's. The mirrored side table is not staying there. It's there temporarily until I get the nightstand refinished. That will eventually go in the Master Bedroom. (By the way, I got it 70% off at Target. I was originally $99, and I got it for $30!)
The small blue pillows were placemats that came from Target. I opened up the side seam and stuffed them to make accent pillows. They will looks so much better when I get all the bedding and pillows on there.
So there's what we have so far. I am in the home stretch and am looking forward to seeing the end result.
Shared Bedroom To-Do List:
*Get new blinds
*Make throw pillows
*Replace ceiling fan
*Find nightstand or table to put in between beds (refinishing one)
*Hang art on walls
*Find a throw blanket, quilt, or comforter to go at end of bed and be used during colder weather
*Paint closet doors with chalkboard paint