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It Is All About the Projects! June 21, 2013

Filed under: Projects — kellywernex @ 8:49 am
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Summer is in full swing in my household and being an educator I am home enjoying it, or should I say working it!  It is all about the projects!

I start off every summer with a list of projects I want to accomplish.  You know, the ones that need to be done but there is never enough time or energy to do them.  So I hit my summer vacation running.  Both my youngest children wanted me to repaint their bedrooms.  It was time to do away with the little kid look and give each of them a big-boy and big-girl style.

Ein’s room was in yellow and decorated with John Deere signs.  And so I began removing border and repainting the color of MY choice.  That is right, I chose! He had wanted some hideous lime green color (not in my house) and so I surprised him with the one color he did not want…gray.  At first he was not happy, stating the color was depressing.  I told him, “Trust me. It will look good when I am done.” To add color to the room I decided to do a couple of stripes in a yellow/gold color in opposite corners.  This he liked.

As he has a king size bed, I knew he needed a headboard to make the room look more complete.  After searching on Pinterest I decided we could make our own (rather my husband could make it.) So with an idea in mind off to the lumber store we went.  The headboard took no time in making and added the finishing touch to room, matching the natural wood furniture.

two end posts

two end posts

attaching boards

attaching boards

add a top rail

add a top rail

adding support posts along theback

adding support posts along the back

Ein's bedroom

We started with a 5 foot tall headboard but once we got it in the room we decided it was a little too tall.  So Jim cut off 6 inches from each leg post and then we attached it to the bed frame.

Ein thought this was cool!

I purchased some rope lights and am going to put them under the top rail of the headboard.  I think this will make me cooler than I already am.  Momma done good. Just saying!

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