Even though I'm truly an amateur DIYer in practice, my brain is always teeming with fun DIY ways to dress up my small city apartment. Skip to last week when I was a week overdue and heavy into nesting, and you can imagine that my DIY inclinations were in full overdrive!
It must have been July when my brother first showed up on my doorstep with a huge pile of these fantastic interior wood shutters. I immediately knew that I wanted to make a headboard. The only problem was, I didn't need a headboard.
Don't despair if you don't have shutters, an old paneled wood door will give a similar look.
I love Halloween! Not the scary haunted houses or movies, because I'm a big chicken with a huge imagination- which is not a good combo. But the dressing up, fun parties, decorations and of course the candy!! And since we don't want to scare the children around here ;) I stick to more fun decorations at our house for Halloween. So this year I made these cute and easy mummy mason jar guys to decorate our foyer table with. They are adorable, and so easy to make it's scary!!
Custom one of a kind Pet beds transformed with Shabby Paints
When you have rescue pit bulls you can't just make a bed out of anything. You have to think BIG, especially when they have to be touching each other at all times.
I had gotten this full size waterfall bed for $10.00 about 6 months ago with the intentions of repairing the busted post and selling it or making a bench out of it if I couldn't....
When my boyfriend's son moved into our house, his one request was the he wanted an awesome Minecraft room. So, an awesome Minecraft room he was given. The first step in making a little boy's dream bedroom is to find the perfect bed--but what if you can't find the perfect bed? Then, make one. We made this DIY Fort Bed and customized it with every single detail that we wanted. It came out better than we could have ever imagined.
We bought this bed frame many years ago, before everyone was into farmhouse style, shabby chic, and everything chalk painted. We had given it to our middle child and his wife to use, and eventually it ended up back with us. We decided it was time for it to be brought back into style, and decided to give it a farmhouse look. Taking it from a natural wood finish to a distressed, glazed, linen white finish. Take a look at the process.
After unsuccessfully searching the world for a velvet headboard in the PERFECT shade of peacock, my husband and I decided to try making our own. What followed was an insane amount of blood, sweat, tears and tufting, but the final result was worth all the nervous breakdowns.
Today, I am so excited to finally share a project that lil dude and I have been working on.
We have actually been slowly but surely giving his bedroom a makeover. We've repainted the walls, built an entertainment/gaming station, built a Lego table and several other decor items for the walls. But the biggest and most time consuming project thus far has been the headboard.
Today I'm continuing on my quest to find as many things as I can to do with old vintage shutters before my pile runs out. If you've been following along in my blog, this is shutter project number 6.
I previously shared on Hometalk one other shutter project, a shutter coffee table.
Want to get the most amount of storage in a tiny bedroom? Learn how to make the built-in trundle bed and cabinets just like the ones we put in the modern farmhouse guest house. One of the cabinets is for the kitchenette and the other will house the composting toilet like you'd find in a tiny house. We built the bed and both of the cabinets for less than $300.
My new herringbone pattern headboard made from free pallets, plywood and some 1x4s! This headboard was made from two pallets that we had leftover from when we built our deck. They sat leaning against our house for YEARS waiting for the perfect project. Because these pallets were FREE this made it a very inexpensive project - perfect for my $100 guest room makeover.
One of the ways I fell most fulfilled in my life is by seeing forward motion. I'm a home school mommy, co-owner of a fitness company, and an aspiring "superwife". Because of this, sometimes my personal dreams, wishes, and feeling of fulfillment get put to the sides so that I could emphasize the things that my family needs. But today my husband, Gabe, has Mia for one full hour. They're downstairs happily playing Legos, so I am going to build a luxury headboard!This is a DIY project that I've had in my head for over a year. I'm excited to see what I can accomplish in an hour.