Sunday, November 10, 2013

one room challenge...smoke and mirrors

Hope you had a great weekend, it was glorious in Denver and you'd never know it was
November. Ours was filled with hours of sports activities.
 I wanted to share some of the behind the scenes details from the reveal of our bedroom.
 Lots of little tips on how I created things and answers to your questions I've received.  

If you remember I was so disappointed when I first saw the headboard, reason was
 because it was so short, so this is how I created the kingdom look I was hoping for:  :)

Instead of sitting the headboard on the floor I attached it to the wall using D-rings at my
 desired height, 15" above the floor. Bed risers weren't the exact height I wanted so I
 used 4 - 2 x 4's, 2 on each side of the bed resting on the bed frame.
 (Home Depot cut 12' pieces in half for me.)

Did you wonder where all my cable cords were?

I detest all of those ugly cords!
The cable outlet is being re-located right below the tv, I'm cutting a hole in the bottom
of the drawer and attaching the cord to the back side of the console, down the leg and
 across the bottom on the underside. 

It's not one of my favorite features of the room, so I chose not to show it with the reveal.
I do like it much better now that it fades into the ceiling. I added clear globes to update it.
(Oops, I just noticed I don't have the pretty pulls on here.) 

I had the 30" x 40" print made at Staples for $5 and used an Ikea Ribba frame. I scanned a
 photo from a book, saved it to a USB drive and took it to Staples, they made the copy in
 about 15 minutes. 

The gold pieces above the mirrors are heavy antique iron pieces I've had forever,
I couldn't ever figure out what to do with them. I painted them gold, and attached them
 to the wall above the mirrors.

SHADES: is the source for the woven shades - Natural Weave Bleached

I'd never used these bedskirt pins, but remembered my friend had in her
  super easy diy bedskirt tutorial. I simply measured the perimeter of the mattress for my
length of fabric and the drop from the top of the mattress to the floor, adding about 6" 
to allow for attaching to the mattress. And, secured with these little gems! Super easy!

Have you had enough of ORC? I'm ready for a new project!
Stop by tomorrow for a fun giveaway! :)

So sorry, Blogger has been messing with my spacing lately. It looks fine in draft
and when I publish it is all wacky!  Sometimes I have energy to redo, but tonight I'm done!


Kimber McGallagher said...

It looks awesome! I did the exact same thing with my headboard to add height! Don't you love all the smoke and mirrors that go into a room?

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Your room looks great. Very fresh looking. Love that headboard. TFS> ana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

whatever magic you used it worked! :) i am in lurve.

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Thanks for this, going to use the photo and bedskirt advice!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love all your smoke and mirror ideas, you are, as we like to say out here, wicked smart :)
I've recently had some photos printed at Staples, what a deal for a huge piece of art. Your photo of Italy is one of my favorite elements in your room!

Unknown said...

Such great tips. Your are always so resourceful! I want to add your custom risers to my bed and hide my cords too. Thanks for always sharing.


Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous!!! I love the metal pieces above the mirrors.

Vel Criste said...

So many brilliant Ideas Pam! Love the mirror, bedskirt and of course the head board! The cord idea is something I try to do when I can. Thanks for sharing dear!

Cathy Wall said...

Lots of great detail Mrs. Simple Details!!! The new globes on the ceiling fan may get copied over here! My husband was in Denver this past week-end to visit his cousin and a friend and LOVED the great weather.

Dana Frieling said...

It's all those "little" details that cause non-diyers to throw in the towel. Who am I's those same details that make me want to throw things out the window! Great job at making things work and sharing your wisdom with the rest of us! Thanks for the link love, too.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Very clever. I've never seen those bedskirt pins before- must keep them in mind for future projects!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You are Queen if clever! Love how you pulled it all off! Congratulations. I will have to ask MC to give you the crown!!!

Kim said...

Beautifully done! Your vision is extraordinary!! xo

Alexa said...

LOVE the headboard. An absolutely gorgeous job Pam!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

You know how much I love your bedroom. You were so smart to raise up that headboard. Who knew?!? PS Did you know your bedroom was features as one of the Decorista's favorites from the ORC? So awesome lady

therelishedroost said...

Thanks so much for the resources and DIY!

lizziedee said...

I used to design model homes and we would sometimes do something similar to a headboard to achieve the height we wanted. And we ALWAYS used those skirt pins! They're amazing! The skirt never droops or moves when the mattress moves. Great looking room!

stokrotka said...

Beautifully done!

ChicLiving said...

I didn't know those bed skirt pins existed, but I already want them! Your room turned out beautifully Pam :)

Stephanie said...

The bedroom turned out beautiful Pam. Using those Ikea mirrors with the gold decorative pieces on top is really stunning. I am just wondering how the bed sleeps with the 2 x 4 's underneath it? Do you notice a difference and is it stable when you go to sit on it? Just my curious mind :) Awesome job, and such great DIY projects to pin!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Love the bedskirt idea - so simple but never knew such a thing as bedskirt pins existed! Thanks also for the source for the blinds - I got some samples from Smith & Noble but I'm not sold on anything so I'll give a try too!

Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

I LOVE what you did in this room Pam. Absolutely stunning!

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

I love what you did with the headboard and loved all the behind the scenes peeks. Thanks for sharing your secrets! :)

Lisa Rozario said...

The headboard turned out great and I love what you did above the mirrors, the iron pieces transforms them in an instant! The black-and-white pic is stunning! What a great ORC this was :)

Michelle Lunt said...

REALLY?!? Bed skirt pins - BRILLIANT! I had no idea, but I'd love to try it. My bed skirt is always sagging here & there. Thanks so much.

Warmly, Michelle
PS - I've been crazy busy, so I haven't visited in a bit. It's been so fun to catch up on your awesome blog. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Julia Konya said...

That headboard gets me every time.
And I'm so with you on the cords. I hate seeing them and I love your solution to deal with them

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