September 21, 2010

My Sister's Room

Well, today I'm going to brag a bit - about my sister.  I have a really talented sister.  Well, I actually have 3 of them, but I'm talking about my little sis.  If you've been reading for a while, then you probably feel like you know her.  If you're new to my blog then you get to meet her today.

She can take junk transform it into something awesome.  That's how her bedroom renovation came about.  I got a call several months ago when it was snowing like crazy.  It went something like this:

"Cheri, I just found two giant solid wood doors on someone's curb!"


"Yeah, I'm going to take them home."

"How are you doing that?  Don't you want to wait till the blizzard is over?  Where are your kids?"

"There's in the car with me.  I already hoisted the doors onto my car?"

"How are they going to stay on?"

"I don't know.  I'm hanging on to them with my arm out the window.  They're really awesome."

She's nuts.  It's the good kind of nuts, cashews or almonds.  Anyhow, here are the two old doors she was talking about.  She painted them light gray and roughed them up a bit.

There were two knobs already on the door that's the headboard.  She found and added a few more.  I think it has a ton of character.  She's gone with that hip mustard yellow and gray color scheme.  (They don't own the home they live in, so the walls aren't the light gray that she'd probably paint them.)

She made all sorts of pillows to bring in the gray, mustard, black, and white.  The only in the very middle of all the pillows had all the colors she wanted in it except the yellow, so she painted yellow over the top in select places. 

Her husband made the night stands, using THIS tutorial at Knock Off Wood.  The lamps are from Target.

On the other side of the room she has this awesome dresser.  She bought it cheap, sanded and painted it, and bought really cool knobs and handles for it.

Here's a close-up of it.  Aren't those knobs cool?  I wish I had a before picture of the dresser.  Let's just say it wasn't pretty.

The art is from this post.  The yellow urn houses our great aunt's ashes.  Actually I'm totally kidding.  I was teasing her about that when she bought it.  I actually love it. 

Fun room, huh?  I made her this yellow pillow and you'll get a tutorial for that one next week.

That's all for today.  Feel free to tell my sis what you think.  She'll be reading the comments for sure.

Thanks for dropping in.

ADDENDUM: Many of you have asked how she attached the doors to use as a headboard and a footboard.  She drilled holes into the doors and bolted them to the bed frame.  On the headboard, because it needed to be higher, she used 2x4s like stilts.  She bolted the 2x4s to the bed frame and bolted the door to the 2x4s. 


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