I am so excited today to have Natalie here today from Beach House in the City. I stumbled upon her blog when I caught a glimpse of her nursery in a room by room house tour party my pal Melissa from Houseography hosts each Monday. Here is the glimpse, if you want to see....
I'm thrilled to be featured this Friday for Cassie's fabulous blog! I wanted to share with you all how a boring bedroom can be transformed into something incredibly custom with some really simple ideas!
This is what the room looked like, when we toured it the first time:
(i realize there are worse bedrooms...but it was just simply boring!)
so with some paint, wallpaper and a little "light and bright" color scheme....we got:
(wallpaper and sheers - home depot)
(euro shams and frames - ikea)
(capiz shell chandelier - west elm)
I made this headboard because I was having trouble finding one that was simple, white and inexpensive, especially needing to fit a king sized bed
I didn't take pictures while assembling this....oops! However, it was quite simple:
1.) measure and cut a piece of mdf to desired size
2.) add trim, miter corners, nail or staple onto mdf
3.) fill holes, paint (i used a semi gloss bright white)
4.) divide the space left into two. created two padded panels using, thin plywood, a layer of foam, a layer of batting, and a white denim fabric. staple.
5.) because the panels were light, i glued them onto the headboard using silicone
6.) attached to wall using keyhole hooks from the hardware store (approx .60 cents each)
Found this in the "as is" section of ikea. repaired the scratches. Lightly sanded. Primed with Bull's Eye Primer. Topped with Benjamin Moore's "Arctic Blue" semi gloss. For extra protection, you could add a clear coat, especially to the top.
It's really close to the famous Tiffany box blue! Love it!
I changed the knobs ($6 from Home Depot) Or you could add a different colors and use the beautiful knobs from Anthropologie!
Liked it so much, I bought another dresser and did the same thing! Perfect size and weight for bed sized tables to a king. Plus tons of storage for all your stuff!
a few beachy details (excluding the little eiffel tower!)
I love this little corner! This was an old ugly brown chair, dinged up with dirty, dated fabric. I primed, painted and reupholstered it. I'm far from an upholster! But it's 'good enough' to sit in my corner!
The small plantstand was brown and it got a coat of "arctic ice" as well.
The one pricier item we purchased was the new flooring.....as the old stuff was looking horrific!
The other side of the room houses a dresser with an old ugly tv on it! I won't feature that! Eventually we'll get something slimmer and sleeker, but the budget doesn't justify that at the moment, when the one we have works perfectly fine! However it's not blog worthy! :)
Thanks for touring! And thank you to the generous Cassie for inviting me to share a little piece of my home with you! Please visit me and see more of my home at my blog: Beach House In The City!
Have a great weekend!
What did I tell you? Now I know you are all on your way over to see the rest... you won't be disappointed!