Hi guys! As you know, I’m in California for a while. I haven’t been taking many pictures, so I thought I would share some projects I worked on a while ago. For the past two years, I was living in Los Angeles and going to school, but when I finished school I decided it was time for me to move home…BACK TO GOOD OLE MEMPHIS, TN. I knew I had some serious decorating to do when I moved home and I wasted no time getting to work. I made my own headboard, and I distressed my dresser to give it a cool vintage vibe.
I had been searching high and low (and everywhere in between) for the perfect headboard, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. That’s when I got a wild hair up my bum and took it upon myself to make my VERY OWN HEADBOARD! I found this blog that explained to me exactly how to do it (kind of…). http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2010/01/diy-simple-tufted-headboard/ I just wish she would have explain some things better, like how big to drill the holes in the plywood and a better description of sewing on the buttons. Had I known the holes could have been bigger it would have saved me a TON of time. I was going for a really tufted look, but I was afraid of tearing the thread to tie on the buttons. It didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped, but, hey, it was my first attempt at making something like this. I think it turned out pretty good!
All the supplies
Made some covered buttons
Put up! How does it look?
I’ve had the same dresser for…. well ever since I can remember. It was cute when I was five, but I definitely needed something new. Again, I searched for the perfect dresser, but then I just figured I might as well distress it to make it look exactly how I wanted. This project was much easier since there was no jigsaw-ing involved! I searched online for days trying to find the right technique to use on my dresser, but then I just went for it, combining a few different methods I saw on different blogs and youtube videos. I sawed down my dresser (which was the most time consuming part), stained it with a dark cherry stain, spread some Vaseline in places I didn’t want the paint to stick, I painted it with some white paint, and changed the knobs.
Before: Spacing out the decals
Beginning to sand
Stained. You can see where I didn’t sand enough, oops! I like it that way though.
I just put Vaseline on the spots where I didn’t want paint, and once it started to dry I wiped it off
The finished product equipped with the adorable knobs I found at Anthro!
What do you think???
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