Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DIY - Pinterest Challenge -Painting a frame on a wall

So, one of my daily reads is the blog, Centsational Girl -- and last week she did a shout out to diy'ers in the universe to participate in a Summer Pinterest Challenge!

The deal is you had one week to do a 'diy' that you've spotted on Pinterest!

I love the idea of painting a frame on a wall like this one from BHG:


My son's room was too, too dark.  
Grey walls, grey headboard, grey bedding.  
Here's a before pic:



I painted the walls white.
Redid the headboard.
Made a long lumbar pillow with yellow trim.
And, painted a grey frame on the wall to showcase the porthole mirrors and mini antlers!
(I used a piece of foam core poster board as a template and then filled in the lines!)

Voila!


(the image in the mirror is fuzzified by me, cuz you could see me in it!  Eegads!)



Now, I just hope my son keeps his room clean!

Sources:
Headboard diy - idea from Janell Beals of House of Fifty
Headboard fabric:  P. Kaufman
Long lumbar pillow fabric:  Robert Allen Dwell Studio
Long lumbar pillow insert:  Pottery Barn
Ikat pillow fabric:  Premier Prints
Paint: Orchard Supply Hardware Easy Living Hippie White
Grey paint:  a mix of paints from my garage!
Porthole mirrors and antlers:  West Elm
Bedspread and Euro pillows:  Ikea
Duvet: West Elm
Bedskirt:  Target
Chair: consignment find and slipcovered by me!
Elephant watercolor painting:  by my brother Jack Hagar -- visit his etsy shop!


5 comments:

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Wow, what a transformation! I love the idea of the painted frame and it works especially well in that space :).

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

What a great room!!! Thanks for stopping by today...I had to come over and find this elephant board! ;)

MaeBee Jewelry said...

Omigosh, such a GREAT switcheroo! Headboard and matching pillow...you're a genius.

Lekalia Interiors said...

Thanks so much for your kind words!

Jen said...

I love it before & after, but I get your need for BRIGHT because I'm going through that now. Awesome job!

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