A few shots from around town….
Our first stop was Domaine Carneros, a sparkling wine estate with gorgeous views and yummy champagne. We ordered a cheese plate and just totally relaxed whilst drinking a flight of their current selections.
The deets: Purchased at Goodwill for $10
The paint: Rustoleum Stone grey
The hardware: Knob purchased at Home Depot for $3
This post is participating in Metamorphosis Monday!
Remember this Goodwill gem I stumbled upon many weeks ago? I thought it would make the perfect chalkboard since it had a large ornate frame. In theory this is a super easy project that reuses some old materials but in reality, we had the hardest time getting plywood cut in the awkward size. Anyway all you will need is a frame, plywood, paint and nails!
I painted the frame and then had the husband cut out a piece of plywood to fit the backing. The frame isn’t square so we had to shave parts down to get it to fit. Then we primed and painted the board with chalkboard paint. I let it dry for 48 hrs since it had been raining nonstop. We adhered the board with small nails making sure there were no gaps in between the board and frame.
Here it is hung on the wall.
It’s blank because I wanted to make sure it was totally dry in the house before I wrote anything on it!
OK so lets recap shall we?
We bought our townhouse from a single male bachelor who went very cheap on everything. Blah brown carpet, white tile everywhere basically any upgrade that would have cost anything he did not want. I envisioned a place that I cold relax and read, a place that was feminine but with no pink per hubbys request.
Here is a snapshot of the master bedroom when the old owner had it. Mattress on the floor? Dirty clothes everywhere? Stay classy Mr _____!
I should also say that this is the same person that had carpet in the bathrooms. Gross.
Here is a snapshot of the room now. Do you spot the DIY side tables and corkboard? Also I went thrifting and found a matching milk glass vase!
Bedding from target.
Photo frames from IKEA
Chandelier from Home depot
To do list:
•Buy curtains (I’m on the hunt!)
•Buy matching Euro pillows from Target
•Find some way to close off the entrance to the bathroom
•Rip out carpet, install cherry floors
•Find space and perfect chair to lounge in
Oh and I was trying to play with the lighting on my camera, I promise I will get better!