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So Much to Say!

November 3rd, 2009

What a whirlwind 3 weeks I just had!!  I was traveling for work, traveling for play, entertaining guests, and fitting in home projects and I am whooped.  But I’ve got so much to say and catch you up on!  Hope you can stick with me to the end of this post. I have a feeling it might be a long one!

-The Master Bedroom-

Mr. vB got to work putting the paneling up in our bedroom and it looks AWESOME!! {Remember I mentioned it here.} What a transformation it has made to the room!!  Of course we still need to finish priming and painting it, but dang it looks good!  Here it is start to finish!

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Did I mention that Mr. vB broke BOTH lamps while he was installing the paneling?  I had been looking for an excuse to get new ones, so I wasn’t too peeved. But don’t tell him that! {ha-ha}

Here is the after shot with the broken lamps… (they are both seriously crooked)

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And here is the after shot with the new lamps I picked up at Ikea last week..

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-The Guest Room-

I have also been inspired to do a bit of work in the guest room!

I’m envisioning a new headboard, new window treatments, and new bedding.  Sounds like a lot I know- but I’m going to try to do it all for under $250 bucks!  {So far so good!} I want to do the big reveal once it’s all finished, so until then I’m only going to give you sneak peek photos.  Hopefully it will all be done soon!

For the windows- Little Green Notebook posted this awesome tutorial on Pelmet Boxes. {I’ve always heard them referred to as Cornice boxes, but I assume they are the same thing}.  The Tutorial was quite easy and I had the first one done in about 1 hour.  The hardest part was getting the fabric wrapped around the curved edges.  So hard in-fact, that I had to modify my design mid project.

Here is my version of the tutorial in photos.. {let me know if you have questions}

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DSC_0300And here it is hanging on the window…

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And here are some teaser’s of the finished product…

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Total Spent: $15 for materials and $40 for fabric.

For the bedding- I’m inspired to do all white.  Crazy I know, especially with 2 black dogs, but I figure bleach can become my new BFF.  I’m planning on still using the existing bed-skirt and shams, but I want to switch up the other pillows and coverlet.

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Total spent: $100

For the headboard- My brother is giving me an old headboard they aren’t using anymore.  I am first going to try to paint it and if that doesn’t work I am going to staple fabric to it.

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Total spent: $7 paint

Shew.. hope you are still with me. I know that was a lot of info but I warned you at the beginning, I had a lot to say!  Both Mr. vB and I will be in town this weekend, and I am hoping to get a few more things checked off the to do list.  Guess I might need to make sure Mr. vB is on board!!

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  1. Kristi
    November 3rd, 2009 at 20:16 | #1

    Oh, I love how snazzy and creative you are! :) Thanks for letting us peek!

  2. Adrienne
    November 4th, 2009 at 08:08 | #2

    I will begin my begging and pleading for you to help with our soon to be new home…lots of opportunities to tottify it! The paneling and window treatments look great!!

  3. Anne W
    November 6th, 2009 at 07:19 | #3

    I LOVE the new Ikea lamps!!! And girl, you can make a mean pelmet box :)

  4. Tarnya
    November 6th, 2009 at 19:20 | #4

    Just came across your blog and loving it. I love love love the panelling in the bedroom do you think this would work on a space between two long but narrow windows, where my bed currently resides?

  5. November 7th, 2009 at 21:08 | #5

    It sounds like it might. Shoot me a picture of what the windows and wall look like and I will help you try to figure something out!

  1. November 18th, 2009 at 17:38 | #1