Thursday, July 30, 2009

Haven't Been Blogging.......

haven't been claying....

I've been redecorating!!

I've been re-doing my bedroom.
This is the before.

(I started taking things apart and realized I hadn't taken a before shot. Usually I have drawers in my nightstand :-)

Just finished tearing out all of the carpet. I HATE carpet tack strip!!

Layed down Pergo flooring.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!

Painted the walls a dramatic color.

Also, LOVE IT!

(I did paint all of the switch plates to match)
I'm thinking of doing something fun with clay, but it's still in the foggy, not quite a plan, stage.


Originally we had a waterbed frame in here, with a huge headboard and we plunked a sleep number mattress into it.

After taking that damn thing apart, AGAIN, to clear the room, I decided it wasn't coming back.

I have a teeny, tiny bedroom and the extra 8 inches I gained by not having that headboard is very noticeable.

In it's place I built this platform bed and made a headboard.


The headboard is 4 separate pieces of foam core covered with batting and fabric and attached directly to the wall with industial strength velcro.


The base of the platform bed is 8 cubes built out of 3/4" particle board.

I actually came up with the measurements after finding these plastic bins at Walmart and built the cubes to fit.

NOW I HAVE STORAGE!!!

The mirror and shelves were salvaged from the waterbed headboard.


And, of course, I had to paint the closet doors, the coat rack and my night stand a dark "espresso" brown.

And here is the whole reason for changing out the carpet in the first place :-)
But, more on that laterY