Archives for January 2015
1. Make a schedule– I am a huge schedule follower. I start thinking about how I am going to schedule my time for exams about two weeks out. This is how I usually do mine:
After doing a little digging, I found this MDF board in the basement that was the perfect size for the wall I wanted to put it on. I then took two stools and set the wood on top of the towels to make it easier to paint on. I wiped off any dirt or dust with a towel and once dry, painted a white coat. I had to do about 4 coats (way more then I expected) but I am assuming if you use primer it would take less coats.
Once the paint dried completely, I taped off the pattern I wanted. It was actually much easier then I imagined and only took me about 40 minutes. To make the pattern a little easier, I started by putting a long piece of tape going from once corner to the opposite corner and then pulled it off once I had completed the rest of the painting.
I went over the tape with the white paint to make sure I would get as clean of lines as possible and once that was dry did 2 layers of gold spray paint.
I layed pictures out before I put nails in to make sure I had enough room for them. I had photos going horizontal and vertical just to make sure I could get both ways of photos fitting. Once I had that done I nailed the nails in and make sure to have the nails going on a diagonal (kind of) so your pictures have a better chance of staying on.
So, this is the final product! What do you think?
Yesterday I was lucky enough to stumble upon Treasures and Travels blog. How am I just finding this?! These girls are so creative and everything that I saw put my in awe. So, obviously, I had to try one of their DIY’s for myself.
Mine looks nowhere near as cool as theirs does, but hey, it’s still cool enough to hang in my bedroom. The one thing I couldn’t figure out is how to not have as many white spaces.. that drove me nuts since I am a perfectionist but sometimes you just have to step away and enjoy the beautiful thing you just made. Thank you Treasures and Travels for this great DIY! Instructions here.
We are officially back from vacation! With that being said, I am now full throttle into finishing my room before school starts. I’m crossing my fingers it will happen but honestly, its highly unlikely everything will come together by then. Anyways, here are the plans…
Gold lamp// Frames// Mirror// Coral Pillow// Ikea Shelf// Spotted Pillow
I have a fairly large room so it is split up in two different spaces. I have one space that is a sitting and desk area and one that is where my dresser and bed go. My walls are a gray color so for accent colors I am going to use white, black, and coral.
This is the part where my bed is (duh.). Ideally, I would want new furniture all together but that is not in the budget and I leave for college in two years so I am dealing with what I have. Also, I’m not allowed to paint it which was another option I was thinking to brighten this side up a little more. So, with that said, I wanted something more dramatic back here that will take your focus off of the bed and more onto the wall. I decided a great plan would be to do board and batten because it not only makes a design statement but also brightens this area up. I also want to get white bedding and get a lot of decorative pillows (4 and 6 in above picture). The lamp is going to be a gold base with a white shade (1 in above picture). What I don’t have pictures of is the wall where my dresser is. On this wall I am planning on having a big floor mirror (3 on above picture) and hanging four white frames above my dresser (5 in above picture).