Bedroom Redesign

Well I crapped out and didn’t take a BEFORE photo because it was too embarrassing. But below is a picture from a few months ago when I was building this burlap headboard. It smelled and I had to get rid of it. Also, it was made of cardboard and was a bad idea. So was that bedspread. Barf. Anyways, here was the before:

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I will make this quick and show you what my room looks like now. Imagine the before as a condor pooping from on high and that ball of poo splattering all over four walls. That was my room. Here it is now:


I think the feng shui is much better now with the bed against the far wall and longer (not grey) curtains. I also think this bedspread is more my style and a lot more fun. Anyways, I made the headboard from a piece of butcher-block. I made the painting of the Buddha Buds, and I sourced the curtains and bedspread from the interwebs. I made the lamps from burlap left over from my wedding, and behind the door is a wardrobe I’m refinishing now.

IMG_6873Here (above) is a close up of the headboard in the event you are too lazy to click on the link above. It was my first foray into metalwork.

Below is a picture of the lamp, again, for the lazies out there. I simply cut out burlap to fit OVER the old shade, then I used a stencil to cut designs in the old shade under the burlap so when it is on, designs are projected onto the walls. Yup, it’s pretty neat.Screen Shot 2014-05-16 at 12.54.35 PM

And below is a picture of my cat admiring the Buddha while the frame dries.


This (below) is a close up of the Buddha face. I poured a ton of paint on the canvas then tried to move it around using speakers. Since the art is about music and tranquility, I thought this would be a neat way to make the music come to life. It worked in some places, and added a cool story to the image. Wherever you see the neon green and magenta swirling, that was music leaving a permanent impression.


Finally below is a picture of the wardrobe I’m working on. This is a before photo, I haven’t done anything to it yet. We’ll see what happens to the poor sucker. But, in the background you can see the other burlap lamp I made, and a Picaso replica I painted a few years ago. So, this room is almost entirely made by me. Makes me happy. I do plan on stenciling the curtains at some point with the same peacock blue you kinda see in the foreground of the image below. Maybe just a suzani line across the bottom or sides. Still debating on that one.


You can find this buddha painting for sale on Etsy at Fernweh Originals or visit my Facebook Page, Fernweh Originals.

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