Thursday, June 4, 2015

Master bedroom entertainment wall

Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to start this blog post. I'll begin with apologizing for taking such a long blogging hiatus. I've been busy working on items for my Etsy shop and honestly I haven't really completed anything I felt blog worthy. I know that's no excuse for not dropping by but sometimes I think it helps to step away from blogging for awhile (atleast for me).

Any way I wanted to share a little updating that my husband and I have been doing in our master bedroom. Let me start by stating that our room is large approximately 19' x 20' . On the wall opposite our bed we had an old school television and entertainment center. I know some couples prefer not having a TV in the bedroom, but we are not one of those couples! 

My husband finally decided he'd had enough and purchased a bigger television for our room (when I first saw it I thought he was crazy). We mounted it on the wall and then built a long table underneath to hold our cable box, DVD player and other items. We used the plans from Liz Marie blog. It was easy and inexpensive to make (win win). Then to complete the wall and hide two white outlets above the TV I made a large wood sign.

Here is the new wall.


Before

After

I wasn't sure about adding the brown wood tones to our gray and white bedroom, but I love it now. Later this summer I hope to add some more on the other side of our room to tie everything together.

If my budget allows I have some other small projects I would like to get done this summer while I'm free (no babysitting). I promise I'm not going to drop off the face of the earth again (atleast not right now).

Thanks for still following and hanging in there with me!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Wood growth chart

Last weekend I attended a baby shower for my cousins wife who is due with their first baby this spring. I was excited to make them a special gift and something that I've been wanting to try for awhile. I've seen numerous wood growth charts and rulers on Pinterest and couldn't wait to try my own.



I ended up making two because I have two cousins expecting babies!

I set up my staining station in our garage {very glamorous}.


I stained one dark brown and the other weathered gray.

To make the chevron design I measured and cut out the shape on paper. Then I traced my cut out onto the wood.


Once I had the lines traced I taped them off with painter's tape.

I used white craft paint and a sponge brush for the chevron design. I gave the paint a few minutes to dry and removed the tape.

Then I used a tape measure to make all my measurement markings. Notice my little helper!

I used a ruler to make the lines straight and then went over them with a black sharpie marker.

I printed out my numbers onto copy paper and taped them onto the board. I used carbon paper to trace the numbers and then painted them in by hand with black paint.





Mom to be loved the growth chart and now I can't wait to make one for our home!



I also offer these in my Etsy shop if interested!