Saturday, August 29, 2009

My Bedroom project

This is the before (last week), well the before is actually nothing in the room but an air mattress if we are talking back in February-April.

I did our bedroom this week. I chose the colors of brown and blue back at Christmas time. I have been doing little projects for it and now its all put together (minus some more art work I need to put up). First I did this little table. Then I put this art work up over it. I did the random tea tray for some inspiration which is now Daniel's stuff I need for work thing. Next I found these lamps which were ugly once but I made them to our taste. Then I found these tables which I didn't blog.

One was $5 and the other $7 at a garage sale (The first one I bought for the projector but it is now safely on the sealing). They are similar styles so I figured a can of spray paint would work. Then I made the throw pillows. Then came the 'not a head board but acts like one' project. All over the land of blogs, I saw people make curtains, pieces of wood, doors, metal you name it they made it head boards so I figured I would try one. I had the back piece to my book case which I hated (I hate those fake cardboard things they have you put at the back of fake furniture) so I used it for my new head board experiment. I mixed two different blues of paint and used a roller. I wanted a silhouette of a tree on there in brown so I googled around and found the perfect little banzai tree (apparently its not perfect and after I hand painted it on Daniel used his expertise and advised me to prune it umm yeah too bad) Then I used my projector and some taped together wax paper and traced the tree.

Well I had a very difficult time getting it to trace back onto the board so it got quite a bit of free hand. I used expensive water color brushes from Daniel's college days that looked brand new (and not used) in acrylic (I know cringe) but I love using water color brushes with acrylic the paint just looks better. Then I let it dry and Daniel suggested a brown frame which I thought was a great idea so I got some 1 1/2 inch satin ribbon and stuck it on. Then we put it up and our room is complete (well sort of until I get motivated to do more) and there you have it.

Click the picture to see it larger
(its small because its a panoramic view
and blogger wont let me make it bigger)

Yes thats Eva on the bed. The kids love our bedroom, especially when its clean.

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meleofa said...

That looks so good! I love it. It's so relaxing and lovely. And not froofy. Just sophisticated and awesome. Good thinking on all of it!

MoBo said...

Thats AmaSing! Like a totally unbelievable room in a magazine, Well Done! It looks very inviting and Summery, Breezy and Wonderful

and the Ideas~! its all just so impressive

MiriamR said...

This is Daniel. I just wanted to let everyone know that all the design work only cost a total of $85.00. Now that is a beautiful design.

Chelsey said...

beautiful! You should be on the the home make over shows. You have great taste. It is the kind of style i really like! And Daniel-having an amazingly talented wife who can save you money! That is Amazing!

Carroll said...

so cool! looks great!

Mable said...

Miriam - you are so talented - I am impressed and jealous all at the same time! It looks beautiful.

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Well you sure did me get warmed up for your bedroom! And then you post this ittybitty picture! Come on yo can do better than that. We want big beautiful pictures that show us your bedroom and that handmade picture in all its glory (so impressed that you can paint a tree like that!).

Sherrie said...

Wow you have a great transformation!


Its So Very Cheri said...

It looks good. GREAT job.
I hope you will come by for a visit.
Its So Very Cheri

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

What a cute photo of your daughter in your pretty new bedroom!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow, this is so creative...really turned out beautifully! Love it! And I love your little one on the bed...soooo cute! :-) Susan

susan said...

You did a good job--love the bedside tables BUT my favorite thing is feet in the air--Happy!!

Matt and Suzanne said...

Well done! I am trying to do the same with ours. I haven't been as lucky at our yard sales :) funny stories. That's great you've had luck with them though! Looks beautiful.