I’ll be honest, it’s not been a super productive week. Right now, I am waiting on the workroom to complete the window treatments and soft goods. I started doing some styling in the room and I’m really excited to share those pictures.
Here’s where the progress stands:
Paint her bedroom SW Crushed Ice; it’s not blue, but my choice was to do something a little more neutral Paint trim and doors SW Alabaster
- New faux Roman shades in a fun, colorful pattern
New beddingand soft goods using a variety of colors and patterns Slip cover for the bed Add bias tape trim to the slipcover New rug DIY extra large bulletin board(well, it’s almost done) Narrow display shelves for the snow globes
- Lots of fun art
A new desk and desk chair in a clean, contemporary style
- Update the bins for the cubby
A second chair for readingwe got 2 ottomans instead Fun lamps and accessorieswe found a great Kate Spade lamp Hang shelving for snow globe collection
- Hang art
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We’re also almost finished with the DIY bulletin board. We need to caulk the corners and give it a final dusting with spray lacquer, but here are the steps for creating one of these for yourself:
Step 1. Select Your Materials
I am sure there are multiple way to approach building a DIY bulletin board, but this is how we approached it.
I purchased a thin piece of plywood board. At our local home improvement store the best option was a piece of bead board. We just flipped it so that the bead board texture faced outward and wouldn’t make the finished board lumpy from the pattern.
I also selected a fairly simple piece of crown molding trim for the frame itself. To give the frame an even finish, used white lacquer spray paint.
Step 2. Cut and Paint the Frame
We cut the trim with a miter saw to create the frame. I want the final frame to be 32″ x 20″ on the inside dimension. After the pieces were cut, I sprayed the frame pieces with a white lacquer spray paint. Although the trim was already white, I knew that the corners would need caulk once the frame was assembled and that being able to control the texture and sheen of the corners would be key to making the frame look good.
Step 3. Glue the Cork and Fabric to the Board
On top of the board, I sprayed glue and attached a thin piece of cork first, to give something for pins to sink into and then added the coral colored velvet fabric. I trimmed the cork and fabric and let it sit for 24 hours to allow the glue to set.
Step 4. Construct Frame & Staple to Board
I must confess, my husband did the construction portion. He stapled the corners together and then stapled the frame to the board.
Step 5. Caulk Corners & Add Final Paint Coat
Well, this is where we are. The election got in our way this week. I spent a lot of time volunteering and not enough time wrapping up the project, but this weekend the caulk and final coat of paint will be completed and we will hang the board!
Here are some pictures of bookshelf styling I did this week:
We found some really great accessories when we made a quick run to Home Goods, including the adorable coral striped lamp by Kate Spade. 🤩
Next week, fingers crossed🤞🏻, I will have pictures to share… well, at least before November 22nd. You can check out all the bloggers’ posts on the One Room Challenge website.