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DIY Reclaimed Wood Headboard


Last summer my sister and I got our hands on some gorgeous and FREE reclaimed wood! I stored it away in the hopes that one day I would have my dream headboard. Then a couple of months ago we finally decided it was time for a new bed! Since we knew we would upgrade to a king size, we sold everything online. Our nightstands, bed frame, mattress and box spring all found a new home and our room was empty (except for our magnificent new bed).

Our old bedroom furniture was very dark, modern and masculine. I love light, natural colors and textures so I desperately wanted a change. It was finally time to recruit my handyman hubby to help me do all the work. After many specific instructions and less than 48 hours, my headboard was complete. Heck I can barely assemble a Jenga game, let alone create a flawless furniture item from old wood. But he did it and I love it. I just took pictures and watched in awe as it all came together. Continue reading

DIY Whitewashed Furniture

IMG_8653A couple months ago we decided it was time for a new bed so we sold our old bed along with all of our bedroom furniture. All my husband saw was an empty room, a bed and a tattered little bench. What I saw was a blank space, a luxurious new King sized bed, a staple furniture item and an urge to redecorate…. again! Check out our first bedroom makeover here.

This time I wanted to create a fresh and calming space that fit the rest of our beachy home decor. So over the course of a few weeks I lost myself amongst Pinterest and home design websites in need of some coastal design inspiration. I came across this Restoration Hardware bench and BAM! I immediately knew I wanted to refurnish our little bench. Continue reading