I first told you about starting my Coastal feel room makeover here. I had great success with the first few projects of the room, but I was struggling with finding the right shutters to create the headboard in the inspiration photo. Finally, thanks to Wonder Hubby, we found the right piece. Read all about our find here.
Now I was ready to get to the fun stuff. This is how the mantel looked when we purchased it.
First step was cleaning and cleaning and more cleaning. We were so excited to try it in the room, we were cleaning like crazy! I didn't think I would be able to use it as is but it was worth trying to clean. It had years of crud buildup that just would not come clean, so I had some painting to do, but first we had to test it out. It was perfect (wish you could hear me sing Perfect) because it made me sing to see it in place. It fit the space and the bed width perfectly.
|1st Test in the Room. I'm gonna love it. Also had to test a couple of accessory ideas!|
Yea.... Finally I had just the right look. The black bead board required a couple of coats of paint to cover.
I was so excited to try it in the room all complete, but I used this excitement to help kick me into gear to get a bedskirt made to use. I had purchased a box pleated bedskirt but I should have know that I was putting too much faith in a SteinMart 9.99 special. When I got it home it was just too thin for me so I decided to patiently wait for the right one.
My patience lasted about 2 days. I knew I should wait for the right one, but I really wanted to have the room together before BDJ came home for a visit and I was running out of time. I rationalized that if I didn't have to buy anything and could make one that would do for more I could justify buying "the one" later. So I went shopping in storage bins and closets. Lucky me, I had an old sheet in butter yellow that matched a stripe in the shams I told you about here. Yes!!! I was ready to go but some of that life stuff happened.
My ankle biter Chloe developed pancreatitis and we were told she might not recover. She spent 5 days in the doggie hospital and I spent 5 days crying. Isn't it amazing how empty your home is without the unconditional, unwavering love and presence of your pet? Our prayers were answered and not only did she recover but she had an underlying condition that if she had not developed pancreatitis would have gone undetected that she would not have recovered from. I am happy to report that she is 100% now. In fact, she feels better than she has in a couple of years. We are thankful.
Chloe came home on Tuesday and on Thursday my brother had to have emergency surgery. He came home by the weekend and is also doing well. With that behind me I was able to get started.
Mother most definately helped me with this project. We stripped the sheet into 6 pieces and joined them end to end. Then we started to hem...and we hemmed and hemmed. Finally onto the
With all the help from Chloe, this project went
I love it! I still can't show the whole transformation because I have another little project on each side of the bed that I still have to reveal, but trust me, it is coming soon. It isn't exactly what I had in mind when I saw the inspiration picture, but it has turned into exactly what I wanted. Don't you love it when that happens?
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