DIY Upholstered Headboard With Welt Cord Trim

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Yesterday, my mom and I finished the headboard for my niece's bedroom makeover, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  I wanted something simple but pretty, in a solid fabric that wouldn't compete with the wall mural, so we made this DIY upholstered headboard with welt cord trim around the edges.  Here's how it turned out... It's … [Read more...]

Condo Bedroom Makeover

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One of the things I worked on during my blogging break was the second bedroom at the condo.  Once I got all of the necessary things done in there -- painting walls, installing and painting baseboards and quarter round, finishing the grout on the floor, switching out the old almond-colored outlets and switches with new white outlets and switches, … [Read more...]

Condo Bedroom Finished! (And Staged To Sell)

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I finally got the condo bedroom completely finished yesterday!  This room needed the most work of any room in the condo, so it's such a relief to have it finished.  It might even be my favorite room in the condo! The closets that I built were the most expensive thing in the room, but I think the added storage is so important in a condo this … [Read more...]

DIY Faux Fur Rug (How To Fake A Flokati)

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After a few days of rest, relaxation, eating food I shouldn't, and spending time with my family, I finally headed back to the condo this weekend to continue the work there.  Most of the work I did isn't blog-worthy -- painting walls, grouting floors, cleaning,  etc.  But I did do a fun project for the bedroom last night.  I made a faux fur rug that … [Read more...]

Bedside Tables – Two Options For My IKEA Rast Hack (Your Vote Decides!)

Bungalow 5 Jacqui 3-drawer side table in green

Just as I figured, I'm going to need one more day to finish my herringbone "tile" lamp bases.  I really started to think that I could get them finished in time to show you today, but as I was outside at 10:00 last night spraying the second lamp base with clear coat, I realized that it just wasn't going to happen.  The bases are finished, but I … [Read more...]

Our New Bedside Tables…With A Thousand Possiblities (IKEA Rast Hack Ideas)

IKEA Rast hack from Crafty Sisters - custom cut wood design on front of drawers

Well, my days of using a step ladder as my bedside table are over.  We sprung for two brand new bedside tables, and only the best would do for us.  :-D  Yes, we spent and entire $75 (including tax) for our two new IKEA Rast three-drawer chests. I have wanted these silly little things since the day we moved into our house.  The problem is … [Read more...]

DIY Stained Wood Raised Platform Bed Frame – Finished!!

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Well, in all honesty, the bed frame isn't completely finished.  I was putting on the first coat of polyurethane last night at 10:00 while Matt was already in bed.  :-D  I still need to do some fine sanding and add probably two more coats of polyurethane to even out the sheen.  (You'll see what I mean in the pictures.) But for now, I'm calling … [Read more...]

DIY Stained Wood Raised Platform Bed Frame – Part 2

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Well, my friends, I didn't get the platform bed frame completely finished like I had hoped.  (Click here to read Part 1 of this raised platform bed frame project if you missed it.) I only had a couple of hours to work on it yesterday, but I did get all of the decorative trim attached, so I wanted to show you how I did that.  Trim always makes such … [Read more...]

DIY Stained Wood Raised Platform Bed Frame – Part 1

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I've finally made some progress on my DIY stained wood raised platform bed frame.  I still need to add all of the pretty trim and stain the whole thing, but I at least got it to the point where it was usable last night.  And here's what it looks like so far. It's definitely a step in the right direction, especially considering that this has … [Read more...]