Last week was an overload on Ainsley's bed, this is the last post I promise! I just wanted to show the bedroom done and complete. I bought a little side table, and I found her purple pillows that she wanted. I headed out to some of my favorite spots and picked a few things up. I love this color green with the pink in her bed, and the turquoise adds a fun punch. I'm done now, her room is complete!
Friday, February 25, 2011
I'm working on a master bedroom right now, and thought I'd share the design board. The room is large, and the ceilings go on forever with the best natural light.
The room will be painted that really pretty blue from Benjamin Moore called Rhine River. It's very calming while not being boring. Because the room is so large that is the prominent color of the space.
The black fabric is from fabric.com and is going to be used for the headboard.
There is a lot of white being used in the space to break up that blue and create a hotel vibe. There are many textures being used among the whites which will create a lot of depth.
There's a pretty large window where we will create a nice little reading nook. The chair will pair nicely with this fabulous silver side table.
The natural elements will come from these great quartz candle sticks. All in all this is a room that will be calming, and a place where you want to come to at the end of the day!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
This bed would not have happened with out the help from my Dad and the small Home Depot in his basement, and my husband Pete. I could not have done this alone. It was seriously a pain in the neck. Now that I've done it I could do it again in about half the time. The hard thing about this was the fact that I built a pretty hard shape to upholster. I had intentions of making just the headboard, and down the road build side rails and a foot board. So I bought her a frame and wasn't happy with how it was going to look. I found this bed from Ikea, and it was seriously the thing that saved me.
It was a perfect starting point. I upholstered the foot board and side rails which was the simplest part of the whole thing. I then bought particle board to make the head board the way I wanted it to be. I measured the board to the head board,
And then cut the shape out that I wanted. I measured from the middle over 7 inches, down 5 inches, over and down again.
Then I glued the head board onto the particle board and let it dry for 24 hours. The picture below is the front.
The next day I had to add some extra batting in the middle so it wouldn't sink in. I got a total of 3 1/2 yards of batting and fabric. And so very glad I did. I used every last inch of both!
I added more on top to even out the bottom. I had to upholster it very differently than just laying it on top. Because of the angles I went horizontal with strips of batting and fabric, and vertical with more batting and material. The picture below has two layers of batting then I did one whole sheet that was two-thick. So in all I used four sheets of batting.
This is how I had to wrap the fabric. I already stapled a layer of fabric going vertical, then I added the top layer to fill in the sides, so there would be no open pockets.
This is what it looks like all done. There seriously are more staples in this than I care to share.
The total height four feet from the floor, and I think it's perfect with her mattress added.
This is the foot board and side rails. I really am so glad I used the bed from Ikea. It made this project so much easier.
And the completed look. I love it! I still need to get some decorative pillows. Ainsley really wants a purple pillow, so I'm on the hunt for one. I got her bed spread from Ikea. I was looking for a textured white one. It's got tiny pleats all over it, and the picture does not do it justice.
Here's the break down of what I used and how much it cost.
Frame: $30 -- (Ikea)
Fabric: 3 1/2 yards for $25 -- (fabric.com)
Batting: 3 1/2 yards $19 -- (Hancock Fabrics)
Particle board: $8 -- (Home Depot)
Wood enhancers: $3 -- (Home Depot)
Total for the head board: $85
With how much the beds I wanted were, and that they weren't that cute to begin with, I'm great with the price. The cheapest bed I found that I liked (not loved like I do this one) was $100, and there were a few things I wanted to fix. So I'm very pleased with the outcome and price.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Her bed is done, and I'm so pleased. I thought it turned out better than it was going to. I will share full details tomorrow on how I completed it.
The occupant of the bed LOVES it. She keeps saying "thank you for my pink bed" about fifty times. I'm glad to know all the hard work and frustrating moments paid off!
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Seriously TJ Maxx never disappoints. Well on my third run to Home Depot for girly's bed I stopped in at TJ Maxx for a side table and spotted this wonderful lamp! It had a great price of $40. I love this style of lamp. Very classic and will never go out of style.
You can find similar looking lamps for a tad bid more but nothing beats that price of $40
Via Pottery Barn
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Things are moving a long quite nicely with Ainsley's bed. I've been doing some thrift store shopping to find some little pieces here and there. It takes a tad bit longer with a toddler but with a face like this I don't mind.
I love her fabric I'm using for her bed, but I feel like there needs to be some more color in the space, so I'm deciding to have some curtains made. I think I've narrowed it down to these two fabrics. I'm not sure which one for sure. I put the fabric that I'm using on her bed in the middle to see. The bed is on the opposite side of the curtains so they won't be competing with each other. Maybe I'll let Ainsley decide!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
I have so many Nates recorded on my DVR it's not even funny! When I have some free time I'll speed through three or four at a time and stop if I see something I'm interested in. This time I halted to a stop to check out this "house proud" segment. What struck me was the detail of the wall. It looks so expensive! It was done by the owner of the home using MDF (particle board). I could not believe she did it and not a professional. It's the details like this that create huge impact.
(Image via Nate Berkus)
There are a few pictures that I found with similar detailing that I've added to my inspiration folder. I love how different a room can feel with such a small thing like molding, or finishing trim added in a contrasting color, like the picture below.
(Image via E How)
It doesn't even need to be a contrasting color for it to create drama. Like the picture below, the drama is created with the amazing pattern they did.
I love how they've put pictures inside of the details. Adds so much more umph then just pictures on the wall!
(Image via Apartment Therapy)
(All other images via Decor Pad)
I would love to add a wall like this to our bedroom one day!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I'm in the middle of making an upholstered headboard for my little Ainsley. After a three hour search of deciding what I wanted for her big girl bed, I came to the conclusion. I knew I didn't want to spend more than $250 for bed, mattress, and all, but upholstered beds are pretty pricey. There is an option at Walmart, but not loving it to my hearts content. Also the color is not the greatest. It's a requirement from the person sleeping in it to be pink. I asked her once what color bed she wanted, and still to this day asks about her pink bed.
I decided to make the bed, well the headboard for now. I also think I want to create padded sides and a small foot board like the bed above. I'm not going to make it tufted, but the shape is a little more unique. I'm using this darn cute fabric! It's still pink for Ainsley, but white so that it's not like Pepto threw up in her room.
Here are some headboards I found along the way. This picture is just pure love. It's so amazing. This is more of a inspiration picture of what I would want my room to look like, and I do like the shape of the headboard.
Love the boldness of this fabric. I also like the height, not my favorite for shape but like the detail of the frame around it.
Well this is more "hotel" than "3 year old". It's a little high for her but I love the curve it has.
This is more "3 year old" to me! I want her headboard higher than that, but love how the upholstery comes all the way around the bed.
(All images via Decor Pad)
I'm hoping to have the bed done in about three weeks. I will share my how-to's and costs. Cannot wait for it to be completed!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
There are so many great inventions. People coming up with new ones, and redesigning of old standbys like the kitchen faucet. This faucet is for sure that statement piece.
Via Zucchetti Design
If you're at a loss of how to add the wow factor into your kitchen, changing the faucet would definitely be a way. I especially love this faucet from Ikea. It's so unexpected that it's white instead of silver.
I really like the industrial look brought into the home, especially in the kitchen. This faucet from Overstock is a great option.
Here are some pictures where the faucet is subtle while still unique!
Via Decor Pad
Monday, February 7, 2011
This fabulous little shop opened up just about five months ago, and is filled with the greatest finds. The owner Anita has such a collection of great accessories to fit in any ones decor. The shop is located in the heart of Sugar House, and is loaded with great things.
This lamp would be a great way to bring in some personality to a room, especially a kitchen over a sink. Maybe put a coat of paint on, and it would be such a statement!
Labels: local shoping