It’s Week 4 of the One Room Challenge™ and I drank a lot of wine this past week. Don’t judge – I was stressed. I made a headboard and refinished 2 bedside tables. And in addition to my regular graphic design projects, I was overwhelmed. But the headboard and tables turned out great and I’m so happy to share them with you today.
Here’s the before:
And here’s how it looks today at week 4:
Sorry for the bad lighting – it’s such a rainy, dreary day.
First, the two mismatched bedside tables which had different styles and finishes are now coordinating chic bedside tables that I adore! The table on the right was part of our 20 year old bedroom set. I love this set and I was a little tentative to makeover such a nice piece of furniture but it was just what it needed. The other table was one we had in our boys’ bedroom when they were little.
I removed the hardware and sanded each piece so all the stain and protective finish was removed. Then I painted a coat of acrylic-based Kilz to cover any spots I may have missed.
I painted the tables with two coats of Benjamin Moore semi-gloss white paint and attached my new handles.
The table with the three drawers was pretty simple to refinish. The other table had a few more challenges. I ended up spray painting the metal embellishments with a metallic silver before painting. I wish I could have removed them but I couldn’t figure out how. I also decided that the drawer fronts should match so I used some scrap wood, plywood and wood filler to make the drawer front a flat design. This was a little tricky but it came out great and I think it makes the piece look a little more modern.
Now these two mismatched tables coordinate and make a great pair.
The second DIY project I did was to make my own headboard. A *huge* challenge but I’m in love with it. But that’s why all the wine. I’ll post all the details on this DIY project soon – it definitely deserves it’s own post. The hardest part was making sure the measurements were correct and it had good support. It adds such a nice rustic charm to the room. And it only cost me $45.
I decided to only have a headboard in our room because I thought a footboard would take up too much space and add visual weight to the layout. I’m not a big follower of Feng shui but I like what it says in regards to headboard and footboards. According to Feng shui, you should choose a wood headboard – especially solid ones. They provide strength and support behind your head. Footboards, on the other hand, are seen as blocking progress in life. So we’re going with that – support and progress.
Here’s my updated to-do list:
DIY headboard– possibly a solution to cover the ugly bed frame new end tables curtains linens
- wall art –
gallery wall done, still need art for additional wall spaces rug(s)
- task lighting
add some plants– probably need a few smaller ones
- accessories and additional storage
- upgrade our white painter grade doors?
And now you see why I think the white bedding will be dirty very soon? But that face.
I found some artwork and lighting options that I’ll be sharing next week along with a few other design ideas. Thanks so much for following along. Now I’ll go have another glass of wine.
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