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A Small Bedroom Update

Just a few pictures of our bedroom – these are already semi-outdated considering we have changed our comforter to a plain white one we found on black Friday (for $20!).  I also have some pillows on the bed now… but the artwork over our bed hasn’t changed, and that’s the focus of this post!

The “e” and “j” are from Anthropologie, my first purchase from there ever!  What an awesome store.

And up close:

For the “&” I was way too cheap to buy another letter from Anthropologie, so I used a door from a cabinet we had removed from the kitchen, painted it white and distressed it.  I then painted the “&” with some acrylic paint, and before it had dried, I wiped some of the paint off with a paper towel to make it look distressed as well (this has become a favorite method of mine!).  I used this method on the centerpiece for our dining room as well, where I stenciled our wedding date on an old wooden box.

I purchased some chicken wire to use in the frames, that way we can clip whatever mementos we want to them.  I’ll admit that we haven’t updated them since I made them, but they’re nice memories to have!  I typically don’t hang too many pictures of ourselves on the walls, so it was a nice change to have something more personal in our bedroom.

I think I can call the bedroom officially “done” for now!

Also, I’ve updated the pictures and a few descriptions on the house tour page, so be sure to check it out!

6 Comments
  • Lindsay
    Posted at 13:09h, 13 January Reply

    Love the chicken wire idea! Now if I can only find some we aren’t already using for chickens… :)

    Great job! The distressing looks good, too! I use old rags instead of paper towels so that I don’t get paper lint on the paint.

  • Anita
    Posted at 15:27h, 13 January Reply

    How lovely. The J&E sign is just perfect too! Great job.

  • Cindi @ Rustique Art
    Posted at 16:49h, 13 January Reply

    Love all of it. I almost had the chance to step into an Anthropology store last week, but…we got hungry and went to eat lunch..gab,gab, gab…go too late, had to go home. Maybe next month!

  • window innovations
    Posted at 14:34h, 13 April Reply

    I love the style of the head board! I have been looking for a new head board for my bed but I didn’t know what style to go with, I think i just found what I want!! :)

  • Mariah
    Posted at 16:18h, 19 April Reply

    I found my way over here from younghouselove today. Love your kitchen update! Your idea with the frame and chicken wire above is great. I’m going to try that this weekend. I have a thrifted frame I spraypainted and have been saving because I didn’t have the right fabric to put inside it to make a pin-board, but I’m now just going to use chicken wire like you did! We have some out in the shed :)

    • creekbedthreads
      Posted at 17:11h, 19 April Reply

      It was so easy, too! Good luck, and thanks for stopping over :-D

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