Saturday, August 20, 2016

23 Bedroom Wall Ideas That WOW!

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23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas

I had the great opportunity to tour two of the Parade of Homes that happens in our state and was just completely in awe of some of the design that went into each and every home! I love these tours and seriously count down the days until they come again. I've done complete home tours of the parade homes in past, but this year I decided it would be fun to do round up posts of some of my favorite designs :) Today is all about wall (and a few ceiling) ideas worth stealing for your bedroom! I wish I had visited all the parade homes because looking through some of the photos of those homes, I would have easily gotten this list to 50!

I've listed the builder of each home and the interior designer if I knew it. I was a bad blogger and threw out one of the magazines that had all the designers in it and can't find any online! Ugh. So, if you are really interested in a certain room, please let me know in the comments and I'll try to track down the designer :) Here are the rooms, in no particular order...

#1. This is such a bold and beautiful wall paper! I love the unique take of rustic and modern.
Builder: D.R. Horton
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #2: This is a ceiling one; how beautiful is the white washed wood!
Builder: E Builders
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #3: I am loving this white painted brick. My husband is against it. But I would totally do this if I could!
Builder: Foster Custom Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #4: This was probably one of my favorite rooms in the tours. I am dreaming of putting that wall somewhere in my house. Can believe it is just raw 1x4 boards? Yeah, with blue paint on the wall underneath. Cute!
Builder: Foster Custom Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #5: Love this diamond wall. It's a great take on the square board and batten treatment you see everywhere :)
Builder: Highland Custom Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #6. Super cute idea for board and batten! I can image this in my hallway right now :)
Builder: Highland Custom Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #7: Okay, so obviously the wall is cool, but I love this light!
Builder: Huish
Designer: Wendy Jensen, Send Out Cards
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #8: If I could do my little girl's nursery over again, I would find this wallpaper and totally put it up! This is just so pretty and serene.
Builder: Huish
Designer: Wendy Jensen, Send Out Cards 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #9: The color of this wood is just perfect, and it's great imperfections works so well.
Builder: Huish
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #10: I love the wallpaper above the board and batten!
Builder: Huish
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #11: Okay, another ceiling one. But how amazing is this room?!
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #12: I love this tight square board and batten. And how cute is this for a little boy's nursery?
Builder: J Craft Homes
Designer: J Craft Homes, Humble Dwellings
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #13: Can't go wrong with a brick wall!
Builder: J Craft Homes
Designer: J Craft Homes, Humble Dwellings 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #14: Okay, so I've been wanting to do this exact thing in my bedroom, but can't bring myself to give up my square board and batten. How stinkin' cute is this room?!
Builder: J Craft Homes
Designer: J Craft Homes, Humble Dwellings 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #15: You probably can barely see it, but the top part of this wall has three wide white planks on it. I've seen this in a lot of houses and love it!
Builder: J Craft Homes
Designer: J Craft Homes, Humble Dwellings 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #16: This floral paper! (nothing more to say :) )
Builder: Journey's End
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #17: This wall paper that covers the entire bedroom is great...but can we just take a minute and drool at this bed frame?
Builder:  Journey's End
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #18: Another take on the idea from 15. So, soft and simple.
Builder: Journey's End
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #19. So, obviously the wall molding in this room is beautiful, but I took this picture because of the pink ceiling! I love that idea.
Builder: Pure Haven Homes
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #20: This room...this room. Everything about this room is just perfect.
Builder: Willowood Homes
Designer: Willowood Homes Interior Design
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #21: We all love shiplap walls!
Builder: Willowood Homes
Designer: Willowood Homes Interior Design 
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #22: In LOVE this! This is a design that just jumps and hits ya in the face...in a good way :)
Builder: Wright Homes
Designer: Wright Homes and Joanna Constantine
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas
 #23: I really love this whole wall paper trend that's happening right now! Would you do wallpaper?
Builder: Journey's End
23 amazing bedroom wall and ceiling ideas worth stealing! Bedroom decor and decorating ideas

Friday, August 12, 2016

DIY Floating Shelves and Bathroom Update

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DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
  There once was a time that my bathroom looked like this.
 Well, truthfully, I did have towels hanging on the rod, so it wasn't that bad :) But the toys and the random other-ness is a down play. In fact, for about a month, we had a huge dresser standing right in front of this tub, so this is an obvious step up haha.

So, of course the first step to take back my bathroom was to actually clean it :) So, let's pretend that this was my actual before picture :) But seriously, what good is a before picture if it still looks pretty? Right? ;)
I decided I was in desperate need of organization and a little decor. So, the first thing to do was to create some cute shelves! To start, I needed to figure out how long I wanted them, how many, and where to put them. So, I started by using painters tape and figuring out exactly what I wanted. I obviously thought I wanted three, and that didn't happen. My idea for the top third shelf was to make it half the size and put it flush on the right. But, once I got the two shelves up, I thought this would just be way to busy.
 To create the actual floating shelves, here's how I did it.
Cut List per shelf:
(2 )1x6 @36"
(1) 1x4 @37.5"
(2) 1x4 @5.5"
(1) 2x2 @36"
(3) 2x2 @3"

Supply List:
Nail gun
1 1/4" nails
Wood Glue
2 1/2 screws
Drill
Stain
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 Step one is to put the 5.5" inch pieces on the ends of the 36" 1x6. Glue and nail in place.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 Then add the second 36" 1x6 piece to the opposite edge of the 5.5" pieces. Glue and nail in place.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 It should look like this at this point.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 The next step (not pictured, sorry!) is to place the 37.5" 1x4 on top of this. Glue and nail into place

Now for the supports. I drilled and screwed in the 3" pieces into the 36" 2x2. I placed one on each end and then one in the middle.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I then measured on the wall where I wanted these positioned with help of my painters tape. I found where the studs were and then marked those measurements on the support. I then drilled all the way into the support with a drill bit one size smaller than my screws. This helps to not split the wood when you send the screw through.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I then placed them on the wall, making sure they were level and even.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
Before staining, I sanded the shelves to smooth out the edges and corners. After staining the shelf with Minwax Dark Walnut, I then just slid them on to the supports. The fit was perfect and snug! I then realized after putting weight on these, I needed to add more support by adding a 1 1/2" screw into the top of the shelf into the support. I drilled this out first, and then sent the screw through.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
I love these shelves because they use all wood unlike some of the other tutorials I saw that use plywood for the underside. Plywood is expensive especially when you won't be using the whole sheet. Making them this way, you just need one 1x6 at 6' to make one shelf. :)
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I had so much fun accessorizing these shelves. I kept it neutral of course, and a little bit farmhouse.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 Although baths are meant for relaxation and getting away from things, I am such a time oriented person, so I had to add a clock :) I got this clock from Gordmans and the candle pillar from Hobby Lobby.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 The baskets are also from Gordmans and this cute little plant is from Ikea placed into a different pot I had.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!

DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I just love how this all came together!
These curtains are from Amazon (link). I wanted to brighten the space up a little bit and add a little frill :)
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 And of course, there was the problem with towels. I was wanting to put them on the shelves, but I was bad and didn't realize my folded towels measured more than 6" :) So, if you are making these shelves to hold towels, use a 1x10! But, I was pretty happy when I found these baskets that fit all the towels perfectly! I actually like the whole look of the space because of these.
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 I'm so glad I didn't put the third short shelf on here. It would have been way to much for the space! I love walking in here now, it just makes me happy :)
DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!
 As for the other wall? This was the before of this wall. I painted this square a few years ago and had the knobs to hang lanterns or towels, but it was also just a little boring.
 So, I decided to throw this resin antler bust on it. I seriously wish I had thought to do something like this forever ago! It totally made the space. I was contemplating planking this square with wood and then adding the bust, but I thought that would be just a bit too much wood in this space. So, for now, this is how it is :)
Easy way to hang towels. Cute towel hanger from drawer knobs.
 So, the total cost of each shelf comes down to:
1 1x6 6' board - approx. $3.50
1 1x4 8' board - approx. $2
1 2x2 8' board - approx $1.50

Given that you have the other materials already on hand, you have an awesome 3' shelf for $7.00! Your second shelf would be even cheaper, since you can use the leftover wood from the first shelf, and only have to buy another 1x6 board. So, you can do two of these shelves for about $10. Not bad! :)

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Monday, August 1, 2016

DIY Hall Tree With Bench For Garage Oraganization

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  I was provided product by DecoArt and compensated to write about this project, but all thoughts, opinions, and ideas are my own :)
DIY Hall Tree With Bench, great idea to help organize garage or mud room

There are a few places in my house that you will probably never see. One of those places is the basement. The other place was the garage. They are just plain gross and messy. The basement is what you would probably expect an unfinished basement to look like with a person who has hoarder tendencies :) The garage is just a complete man mess with tools and snowmobiles and lawn equipment everywhere. Maybe I should correct that to say "woman" mess too, since most of those tools are mine lol :)

We decided to clean out and organize the garage a few weeks ago, but did nothing to the step outside the garage door. It just remained a mess; a place where old shoes went to die and were forever forgotten. It has literally looked like this, even worse, for like six years.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 In my perfect house, I would have a huge mudroom. Currently, our mudroom is really our laundry room and it gets MESSY. Like, complete embarrassment, clothes hanging everywhere, towels on the floor, jackets and bags thrown about, can't even open the doors mess. It's bad. So, I had a few thoughts on how to remedy this. Move the laundry room to the dungeon of a basement. Get stackables, and put a little mudroom on the side of it, or put something in the garage. The obvious and easiest solution was putting something in the garage.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 So I created this cute little hall tree. It's the perfect size for the space, and those hangers can hold a mad amount of jackets and bags.

Here's how I made it.
Cut list:
(2) 1x12, cut at 27"
(2) 1x12, cut at 14.5"
(1) 1x12, cut at 12.25"
(all you need is one 8' 1x12 for these cuts. Have the people at the wood center cut them for you)
(4) 1x2, cut at 18"
(4) 1x2, cut at 25.5"
(5) 1x6, 6" length
(1) 1x3, cut at 27.5"
(1) 1x6, cut at 27.5"
(2) 1x2, cut at

Supplies:
Hooks (mine are from Hobby Lobby)
Frames
Wood glue
2" finishing nails and/or screws
1 1/4" finishing nails
DecoArt Satin Enamels Paint in Pure White, 2 jars
DecoArt Satin Enamels Paint in Grey Taupe, 1 jar

DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
Here's how to did it.
Attach the two 14.5" sides to one of the 27" pieces using wood glue and 2" nails. Use screws for added support for heavy use.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 Add the second 27" piece to the bottom, 3/4" up.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 Now mark the center of the 27" pieces and secure the 12.25" piece right in the middle.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 Attach the the 18" 1x2 pieces to the sides. Keep the top and outside edge flush. I used 2" nails for this piece also.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 Next add the 25.5" 1x2 pieces to the top and bottom. Both flush with the top portion that you are attaching it to. I just used 1 1/4" nails and glue for this.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 Next I sanded it down.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 I then painted all the outside pieces and trim with DecoArt's Satin Enamels Pure White. This took two coats.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 I carefully painted inside the cubbies with DecoArt's Stin Enamels Grey Taupe.

Next was adding the top piece of the hall tree. I just screwed these directly into the wall with 2" screws.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 After painting the 1x6's DecoArt's Pure White, I then painted the trim pieces Grey Taupe. I attached the 1x3 to the top of 1x6s with 2" nails. I then measured 8.5" down and attached the 1x6 cut at 27.5"
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 I added the 1x2's to the side in between the 1x3 and 1x6.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 Next was just putting the bench up to it :) It's almost done!
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 For the hooks, I measured 5" in on each side, and then 14.75cm in between each one to get the 4. I drilled the holes first to make sure I didn't split the wood with the 2" screws. I then screwed the hooks in. Two of these hit studs which was great! I didn't secure the 1x6 in the earlier step because I new I would be screwing these hooks in with 2" screws here. This will help with stability when I have a mountain load of jackets hanging on these during the winter.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 To hang the frames, I hammered a nail into the top of the wood, following the same measurements as the hooks. I then hot glued some jute onto a frame and hung it.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 I am so happy how this turned out! I just wished my garage had finished and painted walls so you can really tell how great it is! :)
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 These cubbies are just awesome. I'll probably find some cute wire baskets for them to put some shoes or cold weather gear in them.
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 The hand prints correspond to whose hook is whose. A little cuter than just names :)
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room
 It's weird to have something cute in the garage lol. But, I gotta say, it's super nice walking out to get into the car and having this to look at on the way out! Much better than tripping over a mound of dirty filthy shoes. Plus, enamels are awesome and so easy to clean since this is sure to get dirty pretty quick :)
DIY Hall Tree, great idea to help organize garage or mud room

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