do-it-yourself headboard

I wanted to paint and make over our bedroom for a very long time:
the paint colour was boring beige, the curtains were too long, the bedding pattern was driving me crazy, the bed was on wheels–so every time you go into bed it would roll a foot from the wall, and the the lamps were cheap and falling down all the time…
it was time for grown up bedding, grown up lamps, a real headboard, and a fresh coat of paint.

I had the house to myself this weekend, so I thought, why not try to do it all myself in a weekend, spoiler alert… I did it, well sort of, with a little help from my old man.

Before:

The process:

The results:
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Spray painted the knobs too!
Spray painted the knobs too!

yep, that's my heart on the wall.
yep, that’s my heart on the wall.

yellow bird + blue bird=love
spray painted these frames too!
burlap & fresh flowers.
burlap & fresh flowers.
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I really enjoyed doing this…but now it’s time to go to bed.

hot day, yard day.

today was such a warm, beautiful day in Saskatoon. The weather has such a significant impact on our lives here in Saskatchewan. I wanted to do a million things today, but alas, I could not do it all. I was still very productive.

Raking, spraying, organizing…. I’m excited for what’s to come this summer. Once is gets a little less dusty here I can then move to my outdoor studio (the backyard)! Although I didn’t get into the studio today, I felt so great making things look a little prettier outside.

 

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Drawing Furniture

It’s a very snowy blowy day in Saskatoon.. to resist falling asleep tonight at my 12 hour shift at work.. I decided to finally draw some custom pieces for the house that I have been meaning to do for months…

Hale Navy, A Benjamin Moore Paint Color is the inspiration for the two pieces:b6557040db2003930e356e49234e095e

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First There is the custom bar for the basement Billiards room:amy

Then, A Custom Bathroom Vanity:

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I am excited to see what the end result may be! Stay tuned…

After the grease fire.

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Dinner was very very tasty. I love cooking with my man.

Tip: It’s good to know that in the event of a grease fire…(we were boiling a pot of oil for Martha Stewart style onion rings…) …he thinks that the reasonable solution to the
fire would be to carry the fire filled pot outside. Not the case! I had enough sense to convince him that the best thing to do is cover the pot and get out of the kitchen!
We opened all the windows in the house and three baking soda and salt on it…

So we survived. But we need to get a fire extinguisher!
Dinner was tasty is the end.

Mushroom beef burger with “pan fried onion rings” and jalapeño poppers.

We live to cook another day.

Yum!