Master bedroom Before & After

Hi guys! I've been so excited to show you this room in our home for a while now. I started adding some color to our light and airy white bedroom a few months ago, and little by little, it's had a nice transformation! By a handful of DIY projects and a World Market gift card I got for Christmas, the room went from this...

To this:

The wall color, the duvet and a couple other pieces remain the same, but it's astounding how different the room feels with a few snaps of color here and there! So what exactly changed?

1) I painted our leaning wall shelves, (the thin, cheap, assemble-yourself kind we found on Amazon several years ago), in Chateau Grey by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Then I heavily distressed them for a charming aged feel.

2) I bought a 1/2" sheet of pdf board and had it cut at Home Depot to fit over our floating bedside tables. I stained them before fitting them on and am loving the touch of natural wood flanking the bed.

3) The pillow shams and curtains came from World Market, (thank you for the gift card, Casey)!

4) The decorative pillows are from Home Goods, (both were in under $10 clearance)

5) I spray painted a few small accents on the leaning wall shelves gold. Love the warmth of a few hits of gold around a room!

6) The homemade headboard, (tutorial here)

7) The lampshades! Our lamps came from Crate and Barrel as wedding gifts 7.5 years ago. I wanted to give them a slightly industrial feel, so I covered them in chicken wire.

Here they are before:

I measured and cut a length of chicken wire

Folded the top and bottom of the chicken wire over the edge of the shade.

Love, love, love how this turned out! 

Thank you so much for coming by! Up tomorrow is a new piece available for sale. Production has been slow during this severe winter but it certainly hasn't stopped!


This post was originally published on Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.

DIY headboard {With coffee filters!}

Ok coffee lovers, I've got a good one for ya: a DIY headboard made from dyed coffee filters! This was super easy and I love the airiness it brings to our eclectic bedroom.

To begin, you'll need at least one hook and two nails, or 3 hooks to create a triangle above your bed. I actually already have hooks screwed into my bedposts so I used those and then a wire heart hook from World Market, ($1.99). You definitely do not need bed posts for this project! You can attach your lower hooks, (or just use a nail for each side), right into the wall. Tie the ends of a length of twine to each side, looping it over your upper hook in the middle, (top of the triangle).

Now you're ready to work on your filters! First, grab as many coffee filters as you think you'll use, (I used 11), and let them sit for an hour or so in a sink or pot full of warm water that is brown with either tea or coffee, (I used a bunch of tea bags from a few teas that I don't care for...see, careful what you throw away)! **This first step, (and the one following), is definitely not necessary! You may want to keep the coffee filters white depending on the colors in your room, your style, etc. I wanted to give the filters a deeper, aged look for our headboard, so I dyed them in the tea.

Second, as you pull each one out give it a good squeeze over the sink to remove excess water and then either lay them out to dry, (I spread them out over a couple cooling racks), or hang them on cabinet knobs.

Once dry, you are ready to make your florets. Simply pinch your filter from the middle, fold a bit until you have something resembling a flower, and then pierce where you pinched with about 1.5" of floral wire.

Finally, attach your filter florets by wrapping the wire around the pre-hung twine above your bed!

Instant headboard!

Have you ever made a headboard? What did you use?

Thank you for stopping by!


This post was originally published on Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.