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A Little Bedroom Evolution

So today I was reading through one of my favorite blogs, Sew Woodsy, about their hysterical search for ticks, and the crash of their headboard.  (Seriously, stop over and give it a read.  Too funny!)  I sent them a link to our own headboard project to illustrate how we hung our headboard as ours is also pretty hefty.  And the I got to thinking about how much the space has changed over the past 2 years or so since Bill moved to Pittsburgh.

Early Stages of our Bedroom @ BandBBuildAlife.com
Early Stages of our Bedroom @ BandBBuildAlife.com

That was just after we finished our RAST hack for a nightstand.  So before that, it was just the bed and that funny l-shaped shelf on my side, and this ugly end table on his.  Orange stain from the 80s.  You know the kind. (gross)

Cup Holder night stand shelf @ BandBBuildAlife.com Then we decided the weird too-high-to-reach shelf thing had to go, so Bill built me a little shelf and a cup-holder with a magazine rack for my side.  Just the right size for my phone and glasses.

DIY Headboard and Nightstand
Just chillin out in the sun.

Then we got a little heftier with our DIY and built our own headboard we lovingly named Doormir.  And suddenly, the corner with a bed in it was starting to look like an actual bedroom.  …except for that ugly sherbert green dust ruffle.

Pinworthy How I Met Your Mother inspired DIY Duvet @ BandBBuildALife.comYup, I whipped up a duvet cover (and matching pillow shams) from sheets I got at Target and Pottery Barn.  They’re inspired by Marshall and Lilly’s duvet on How I met your Mother.  Oh, and if you scroll back to that first photo and compare it to this, you’ll also notice I zapped the curtain hardware with some oil rubbed bronze spray paint.  Brass be gone!

adding pop color green to our bedroom @ BandBBuildALife,com adding pop color green to our bedroom @ BandBBuildALife,comThen I decided to go nuts and add some green to the room.  And finally add some more dramatic drapery (using a matching twin sheet from the same collection I made the duvet with!) as well as some DIY art and paint chip art too.

It’s taken us 2 years to get this far… but that’s the beauty of DIY.  You get to make things the way you want them.  And sometimes change it up too.  Who knows.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll decide we should add some Ikat to the room…… OOHH that would look nice!  😉

What space in your home has evolved the most?  Don’t you just love to look back at the old photos?!?

~ Beth

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