Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tufted headboard

I am so excited, this past weekend I ordered an antique french provincial headboard from Criagslist for my daughter.  This was my first Craigslist purchase and I was a little reluctant, but I did it anyway.  I ordered the headboard and the foootboard for $120.00 and I'll have to go pick it up in a few days.  Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping all goes well!

I have a very ambitious plans for this headboard… I plan to paint it and tuft it in maybe a white velvet with crystal buttons… Doesn't that sound dreamy?  That plan can change a hundred times before I even get the headboard.  I know it's not going to be easy, my last tufted upholstery project, tufted ottoman, was so long ago and it was long ago was because it was quite a difficult project.  But, I have been looking forward to doing  this in my daughter's bedroom for a few years now.  I have been searching for the perfect headboard for this project for along time…I would have liked to have found a bit more ornate headboard, but the one I purchased will do.

Here is the one I purchased…

I am thinking of using this ivory velvet fabric for tufting and painting the wood trim white,  execpt I am wondering how the white going to hold up in a child's room, especially mine!

Here are to jewels I like to use…

I am would love to tufted it like this…

Source: indulgy.com via Sheer on Pinterest

Aren't they gorgeous?  I can't wait to get the headboard… in the meanwhile, I have to get all the supplies together.  I think this will be a fun project, a bit back breaking, but in the end I hope it will look nice.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beach chic decor

It has been really cold here in New York and I just cannot wait for some warm weather to arrive.  Meanwhile, I figured I would ponder over some beautiful beach decor to make me feel a bit warm!

Great floor!

Source: bhg.com via Breezy on Pinterest

I love this shell mirror!

Source: homebunch.com via Mary on Pinterest

Source: bhg.com via Linda on Pinterest

Source: 79ideas.org via Breezy on Pinterest

Source: bhg.com via Sheer on Pinterest

Source: bhg.com via Sheer on Pinterest

Source: bhg.com via Sheer on Pinterest

Source: bhg.com via Sheer on Pinterest

I think I am starting to warm up!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 1, 2013

D.I.Y. Pallet wall

My friend Kristin has become a major contributor to my blog with her unique DIY projects and showcasing her beautiful home decor, if you missed it you can see it here and here.   Kristin and her husband recently began their mission to makeover their basement.  One of the projects that they were going to tackle is a pallet wall and a pallets surrounding their bar area (bar area is not yet complete, I'll show you at a later date along with finished basement).  

Here is the way the pallet wall turned out… Isn't it cool!

Kristin's husband had the grueling task of finding pallets during his walks in the area, lugging them home one by one and cleaning them with bleach (I'm sure he wasn't a very happy camper!)  It is all for the greater good, he was able to recycle these pallets instead of them going in the garbage.  He managed to round up about 30 of them. After they were cleaned and slightly sanded, he cut off the nails keeping the nail heads showing, which looked great!  

The wall they were adhering to was a concrete wall, so first they glued on a piece of plywood and anchored it to the wall.  

They staggered the planks on the floor to get an idea of how it was going to look when it was up on the wall.  Then cut the end pieces with a chop saw, this would be the best tool for this job it will give nice straight cuts.

Kristin and her husband said it is a bit of hard work preparing the wood, then after that the installation is quite easy.  I think this wall turned out fabulous! Great job to the dynamic duo!

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