Our new DIY Tufted Wingback Headboard may be my all-time favorite project. I think I say that once a month, but seriously, it may take the cake for at least the next couple of months. And that is really saying something because I am still hardcore in love with Penelope, my stenciled dining room wall. And, if Penelope got a name, I think Heady should get a name. Partly because Heady is a really sucky name for something I love so much. Ooo! Oooo! Regina. Oh wait… now I’m thinking of Mean Girls. And now I’m thinking of people getting hit by buses. And failed trust falls. HA! (Back on track, Talitha!) …………… GOT IT! Arthur. Nailed it. Everyone… meet Arthur, the current inanimate love of my life. Arthur is tall, dignified, and oh so classy. He’s got a thing for buttons and gold. He has just the right bit of padding so snuggling up to him is great for both of us. He’s perfect.
The thrifty girl in me loves that all the ones I found online were around $800+ and we made ours for around $115. The DIY-er in me loves that we built it ourselves. The decorator in me loves that our room isn’t just a blank slate anymore. We are finally making progress on our master! I mean, come on, I showed you my inspiration board 6 months ago. Sheesh. The dirty girl in me likes that I can make “married people” type headboard jokes. If you get what I mean… nudge nudge, wink wink.
Anywho, let’s get on the the lotsa pictures/tutorial part of this post. Hold on, because it’s a doozy.
Okay. Before I get started I have to say a huge thank you to all of you wonderful, fat-hearted people who really encouraged me after I shared about my change of heart. It really is because of all of you awesomesauce peeps that I want to share more of myself. And by myself I mean my heart. Not my body. Do NOT picture me running naked through the streets screaming “I JUST WANT TO SHARE ALL OF THIS!!” That would just be gross. (I apologize for that visual. Also, I mentioned sharing more of my dirty mind. Apparently that has started as well.)
Today’s post on curb appeal is about house numbers. But before I get into the how-to of my new house numbers, I have to ask that you pretty pretty please don’t stalk me. I’ve always blurred out my house number on pictures of our home, but I can’t really do that when my whole post is about said house numbers. Go figure. So if you are the friendly kind of stalker who will send me presents (of the chocolate, flowers, and power tool kind) by all means, stalk away! But if you are the other variety (the locks of hair, poisoned chocolate, and pictures of myself sleeping kind of “presents”) please know that those aren’t my real house numbers! he… he… *boldfacelie*… he.
Okay guys. I am crazy excited about today’s post! I have teamed up with 110 other amazing bloggers to create the ULTIMATE Red, White and Blue Roundup! Yeah. You read that right. 110 new red, white and blue ideas. How awesome is that!? We have all created our very own patriotic idea to share with everyone today! Wanna see mine??
Our newly painted front door got a little partner in
crime prettiness! You know I have a serious weakness for wreaths (as evidenced here, here, here, here, here, and here.) Just the other day I realized that I haven’t created one in more than a year!! What!? What’s wrong with me? Have I been sick? Did my hands fall off? Nope. Not since the last time I checked. I just bought a house and have been putting my efforts into making our house a home. Silly me. Where are my priorities?? 😉 But I’ve been missing my wreath-making so I spent about an hour creating this little beauty. Check out my adorable Patriotic Pinwheel Wreath!
We are talking curb appeal again today. Any guesses as to what we could be talking about today??
SHEBAM!! Oh yeah! Notice a difference? A
little big change that happened this past week?? Well, I think it is a big change. Here. I’ll help you out. Let’s look at what our home looked like when we left off last week…
See it now? I’ll give you a hint… read the title of this post again. I painted the front door! Yes again. I know you may think I am crazy but I am seriously in love with our new blue front door! I LOVE IT! It is amazing.
First off, you guys rock. Thank you so much for all of your sweet words about our Dining Room Makeover Reveal. You guys are the reason I blog. You are the best virtual friends a girl could ask for. I’ll be posting more details about the makeover next week.
Last week, I shared about our new roof and the landscaping we have been toiling so hard on. You may have noticed that the “after” picture of our house I have been sharing all week has fancy new shutters. That is because I totally forgot to take “after” pictures along the way, after finishing each step. Oops.
Up until a week ago our shutters looked like this. A deep hunter green. In certain lights, they just looked black. I wasn’t a huge fan.