It’s been a while since a Makeover Monday, hasn’t it? Well, it’s back today and I’m pretty thrilled with the project.
As I mentioned last week we are renting out our house for a couple of weeks this summer. Next weekend we have our first showing to a potential family. Their real estate agent contacted us on Saturday and AJ and I decided we better get into gear setting up Drew’s big boy room before they come visit next weekend so they don’t think the guest room will be in shambles if they rent the house. I brought up the twin bed from the basement this morning while Drew was with my friend Susan and set it up with this headboard that I recovered, the whole time I was thinking I was Super Woman doing it by myself. It’s all about physics and levering… I barely lifted a thing… I just put into place those physics lessons my Dad tutored me through my senior year of high school (see, it does come in handy. :)).
My mom and I were at a store near us called Appleseed’s. It’s not really our style but we found two tan linen skirts, one a woman’s size 20 that I cut for the actual headboard section and then a woman’s size 8 that I cut into pieces for the legs and now I have enough left over for a small pillow! Each skirt was only $1!
It was tricky trying to figure out how to wrap it around the bottom of the headboard so after about 10 minutes of fiddling I decided the best way would be to snip it and do some folding under… the second photo shows how it turned out after it was stapled in place.
I then wrapped the legs and did my best to staple it as evenly as possible.
I also wanted the bottom of the legs to look decent, even though people may not see them so I folded the fabric under and then stapled it into place.
Here is how it turned out before it was attached to the bed.
Here it is in the bedroom! Ahhh, I can’t believe I posted on Friday about the Moses Basket he used to sleep in and now today I’m talking about him moving into a twin bed… so weird to think that he’s getting big so fast. I mean, everyone told me it was go fast but he’s probably adding a word a day now (even if they aren’t super clear I know what he means) and it’s just so fun to watch the process.
This was the guest room… it looks so different to me to have a bunch of “Drew” things in it now. We are going for a simple design where we can reuse many of the things that currently reside in his nursery but are adding some more grown-up pieces.
The toy chest at the end of the bed was something I found on the side of the road. I’d love to get a top for it but for now I love the worn texture it adds to the room.
The other side of the room looks like a bomb went off in it so I am slowly trying to figure out where to put the newly displaced pieces but in the meantime I’m relishing the simplicity of this side of the room and will crop the photos so you can’t see the chaos. 🙂
We are currently waiting for a a bid to replace all the drywall in his bedroom (AJ will insulate in there first) so the wall color will change before he officially moves in. So there will be more contrast between the tan accessories we will use but I haven’t even started the process of looking at paint colors yet. QUESTION FOR YOU: What would you use for a paint color? Reply in the comments or on Facebook.
Tell me, how did it go transitioning your child (if you have one) into their non-nursery space?
We have been playing it up for a while now telling him that he’ll get the big room with space for all his toys and letting him know he’ll get a bed like Mommy and Daddy’s but we’ve been careful to let him know that most of his stuff is coming in the room with him so he doesn’t feel like he’s losing it to Baby Girl.