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Thursday, June 9, 2011

DIY Free Bedroom Decorations

Free decoration #1

We are still putting some finishing touches
on our bedroom renovation
and of course we are trying to do them
on a tight if not non-existent budget

So while browsing the web for inspiration
I found this

and thought Perfect!
I want a coastal/beachy feel to the room
and I just fell in love with this
I love the color and the way the
sayings make me feel

So I went out to the garage and rummaged
through some leftover door casing
from our dining/reading room
board and batten project
and I had just enough

Next I printed off my words
and grabbed my supply of craft paints

After painting my boards a mixture of colors
I white washed the dark ones
and glazed the lighter ones
then lightly distressed them all
to give them that old worn look
(instead of the I bought them at HD 2 months ago look)

I played with the different pieces
to come up with a grouping that I liked

Then I painted on my words
hot glued the boards together
and added some twine to hang it with
and ended up with this

I love that it looks old
and that it adds just a few more pops of color
to the room

Free Decoration #2

While in the garage I also spied
and old oar that my husband has had forever
It was broke in two
so I glued it back together
slapped on some paint
and hung it on our plank wall
with some hooks

Free Decoration #3

Next I found some tongue & groove
boards that were leftover from a previous project

I glued the two pieces together
with liquid nails

Added some paint
I mixed two blues I had together to obtain
the beachy blue that was in my head
then I white washed it
and painted on my letters

And now it hangs above the oar

Total cost for these 3 mini projects - nada :).

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the oar! Thanks for sharing. :)