Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Guest posting at the Inspiration Cafe!

Good morning all!
Today is my  third and last ( for now - I'll be back lol ) installment for the Inspiration Cafe
And for today's post I submitted this makeover I did a while back...................

It's an oldie but a goodie I think - and most of you will probably remember it

and after...................btw - I picked up this entire set for 50.00!!!

and a little teaser for tomorrow's Wednesday - I WANNA live there

There is a house in New Orleans....................
See you tomorrow - have a wonderful day,
( It's grey and dreary here )
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Sweet dreams are made of this..................

Good Monday Morning Everyone!!!

I did a quick transformation on my bed this weekend - I do this on a regular basis just to drive John nuts lol.
No actually - because I painted the floors - and put different furniture in there - the bed was looking kind of

Years ago when we first purchased it, it was one of these

headboard, upholstered, dropcloth

If you can notice - the slats are a little behind the end posts - which meant I was able to have 2 pieces of MDF cut at Home Depot that I could just insert into the frame - I can't find a photo of what it looked like on the head board - and it was changed after - however here's a photo of the footboard which I have kept since

headboard, paint, appliques, antiquing appliques

The headboard and the footboard were identical - I painted out the MDF - we put trim around it - and glued on an applique on each end............... ( just a little side note - to get the appliques like that I first painted them black - then painted white over them lightly - so that the black stayed in all the crevices - I'm sure most of you know that trick - but hey - what if just one of you didn't??? )

A couple of years ago I decided to change the head board again - upholstering it this time ( although I kept the footboard the same as I mentioned above )

I did this by removing the MDF board I had painted - cut out some foam - drilled some holes in the back so I could place buttons on it - and I ended up with this.

headboard, diy,upholstered, buttons

It's a mess in the back I know - but no one ever sees that so it's ok (don't ask what my cupboards look like)
I wanted something new and clean so this weekend I gave the bed a fresh coat of white paint - and reupholstered it in dropcloth - my new obsession

DIY - Upholstering, drop cloth, headboard

No buttons this time - or no buttons for now - who knows - I could change my mind by next wknd
You'd never believe that behind the upholstered MDF is a slat bed, right?
Well YOU would know it because I told you - but no one else would.

I wish Pic Monkey had an option to make a bed - because I'm just too tired to do it myself
and though I'm almost finished this bedroom makeover - I'm still not quite done - so this is all I have
to show today ( I seem to be using the words " almost " and  " not quite " frequently lately - have  you noticed? )

headboard, dropcloth, diy, upholstering,easy

Have a good day!
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