Happy Monday everyone! Wow, is it ever HOT here. We’re usually pretty resistant to turn on the AC in the summer, but I’m using massive amounts of electricity to cool my house down right now. And it’s still June. Uh-oh.
Before I get to today’s project, and after I complain about the weather, I have a little bloggy housekeeping to do. A couple of months ago, I dropped the “.blogspot.com” from my blog address, and bought the URL http://www.reinventedkb.com/
. It has come to my attention that those of you that subscribe via the Google Reader or via e-mail or RSS via through Feedburner might have been cut off after the switch. If you’re having trouble, I apologize. Me and my computer bird brain didn’t realize that this would cause any issues, but you might need to re-subscribe. I just hope you want to. (smile)
Okay, so anyway…
When I announced that my master bedroom makeover was DONE
, I didn’t really mean it. Is any room ever completely done? Not at my house. Do I ever just get sick of working on a room, and declare it “done, for now?” Absolutely.
If you’ve watched any HGTV, and God help you if you haven’t, then you know that every room must have a focal point. For bedrooms, that’s usually the bed. After we finished our “door” headboard, I knew that in order for our bed to be a proper focal point, I needed something to go on the wall above the headboard.
Well, in our house, the statements “I NEED something to hang on the wall”, and “I have plenty of money to BUY something to hang on the wall” usually don’t match up.
So, off to the Goodwill store I went. You know, so that I could hang other people’s junk on my walls again.
I started with this.
You may remember this combo from a previous Goodwill
post. I removed a dated print from this frame, painted it chocolate brown and hung it on the wall empty. The wood plaque is one of those 70’s craft projects gone wrong. It had some fruit decoupaged on back when Mod Podge wasn’t cool. I removed the fruit and sanded it well, then painted the entire plaque Heirloom White. Next came the monogram, just printed from Microsoft Word and used as a stencil.
I like this, and it cost less than five bucks, but it’s not large enough to fill in the empty wall above our bed. So today I went to the GW looking for some fabulous plates or platters to hang up there.
Well…I found some, but they weren’t FABULOUS. (Just cheap. Six dollars total.)
Heirloom White spray paint IS fabulous.
Now, it’s a focal point. FINALLY. Oh, and I added a couple more pillows, ‘cuz you can’t have too many pillows.
Now I’ve got to go finish the bench that goes at the foot of the bed. I removed the first layer of fabric, and here’s what it looks like now.
Yeah, eww. Tune in tomorrow for the Trash to Treasure Tuesday results!
Today I’m linking up to Rhoda’s Thrifty Treasures! Check out the finds!