DIY

DIY | Headboard Progess

Some time ago I decided I wanted a new headboard in my room, or really just a headboard because is it a new headboard if there isn't an existing headboard? Did that get confusing? Anyways, I decided what I wanted to do for it, and figured I'd let you guys see the progress of it. Since it's been a while, I'd understand if you need a refresh of my original inspiration.

There are a couple of things I knew for sure I wanted and that was, natural wood, and a change in the lighting near my bed.  I had also come to realize I wanted more space to display more things, since I am a hoarder of many things.  Put all of that together, and what do you get? A shelf! 

It seems that we mostly just hang framed pieces above beds, and couches, instead of shelves. Now maybe that's because people are afraid of these shelves falling onto them in the middle of the night and crushing them while they sleep, but that seems only slightly rational. I love that a shelf lets you display your art, but also your beauts that need to be displayed on a shelf. 

To hang a basic shelf with brackets is super simple, and takes like 10 minutes to put up, seriously! It seems people are really afraid to hang things on their walls, and perhaps that's because over the past few years I have seen the high amount of adult humans who do not know the difference between a nail and a screw!! But for real, it's so easy to do. For most basic shelves, a size 8 screw is the perfect size. You'll also want a corresponding anchor. If you're using a size 8 screw and anchor, you'll need to drill a hole that is 3/16", if you're using a larger screw you'll want to check what size hole you'll need to make. Once that's done, you just tap the anchor into the wall, and then with a screwdriver screw in the bracket! And wadaya know the hard part is done!

It's not a great photo, but I love having the extra space to display more things. I dug out a light that had been packed away for a while, and instead of hanging it on the wall like a normal sconce, I flipped it on it's side to hang downward, and I love the light even more than I used to! It's amazing how switching an item around can make you fall in love with it even more. 

It's not finished yet though -  I still have a big decision to make, the actual headboardish piece of it.  Right now I'm leaning towards something macrame like and hang it between the brackets. I also like the idea of a fun tapestry hung there too. If you guys have any cool suggestions, let me know! 

Throwback Thursday | Young and Poor with Style

What's up people? It's Thursday which means life can almost start being fun again, isn't that grand?! Incase you aren't my Mom, or the three other people I know that read this, you might not be aware that I had a blog that I would post projects on before. It was pretty cool, but I decided to change it up and start this.

Anyways, I wanted to share some of my favorite projects here. Give them a click, make a list, go to the store, and start changing your place up! It's spring time after all, and change is in the air.

1. Chalkboard Wall for Renters

This is one of my favorite things and it doesn't damage your walls at all! I mean come on - try it!

 

2. Diamond Dowel Light

Plug-in light pendants are awesome, but make yours unique and make a a cool shade for it.

3. Painted Plant Pots 

It's that time of year to have even more plants than you already do! Jazz 'em up! 

 

4. Wall Shelves for under $20

I was so in love with these shelves when I did them! I mean yes, they're very simple, but they just aded so much to my space then that sometimes it just takes 30 minutes, and $20 to transform how you feel about your place.

DIY | Headboard Intro

Alright, I currently have no headboard for my bed, and with every picture I see of a bed with a nice headboard I get a little more sad. Since I don't feel like investing lots of dollar bills and I don't want something extravagant (or real heavy incase of moving). What I want is something of wood, easily added to my bed frame (which isn't a "real" bed frame) or something I can just attach to the wall without any big issue. So with all that in mind, these are some of the pics that have caught my eye to help me along.

My main inspiration is coming from natural materials, that don't cost a half months rent aka lumber. So my first go to would be a giant piece of nice plywood - something with a nice grain, and I could put a clear coat on and enjoy. 

apartmenttherapy.com

apartmenttherapy.com

I also really like this idea from The Merry Thought of using the headboard as a place to put a giant piece of art with the wood as a holding frame for it. However, I'm not sure how realistic this is because it seems like the art there would get ruined pretty easily. 

thermerrythought.com

thermerrythought.com

When I first had this idea of doing a headboard using wood was this dowel wood art that Mandi did over at Vintage Revivals. I like the idea of using maybe some basic 1x2 pieces in a vertical and horizontal direction. I could also do different finishes on the wood.  

vintagerevivals.com

vintagerevivals.com

Yes, I'm aware this giant old gym mat is not made of wood, but when I saw this project happening on Instagram I was like damnnn. It's got color, texture, history, and to just simply hanging it looks soo cool. Plus a soft surface might be better than solid? 

houseofhipster.com

houseofhipster.com

I liked the soft mat above from House of Hipster, so I started to look into ideas of something similar. I really enjoy the simplicity of the straps to hold the headboard, I don't like that this looks like a giant pillow though. 

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bloglovin.com

Clearly, I've got some tough decisions to make. Any suggestions or ideas people? Leave them below!