Primary Bedroom Makeover Pt. 1

This weekend, I finally finished the last piece on a year long bedroom makeover project. The final 5% if you will. When I started working on projects in our primary bedroom, I didn’t intend on it being a complete makeover. Once one area is upgraded it becomes really easy to want to change the rest.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown, one of the huge internet home projects was sponge painting a wall. This became widely popular because it didn’t require many supplies, and was very cheap. Knowing I wanted to change this wall in our bedroom, I decided to try it. I remember feeling desperate to do something creative after being stuck at home. Unfortunately, I didn’t measure where to put the sponge marks, and it looked way too busy. I knew this was a temporary.

After living with the sponge paint that I hated for about 6 months, I finally decided it was time for a permanent change. Dylan & I decided on a skinny lap wall. Instead of covering the whole wall, I went with more of a headboard wall look, because again, I didn’t want it to feel too busy.

After a thick coat of primer and paint, and removing all of the awful crown molding, I got to work. I loaded up my sedan car with as many quality 1×2’s as I could fit through the middle. This took two trips and a few Starbucks drinks for energy. I used liquid nails and my pneumatic 18 gauge nail gun to attach each board to the wall. I used quarters as spacers between the boards. A few quarters might have slipped behind the wood haha.

As is, the headboard wall made a dramatic difference in making this space feel cozy. Of course it wouldn’t be complete without a plant shelf and some sconce lighting. I made the shelf out of one board and some simple brackets. This room doesn’t get a ton of natural light, so all the plants I chose are low light tolerant. They also (at least according to the internet) purify the air.

The sconces were that final 5% that got done this weekend. I took forever to pick lights because it seemed like all the options were black, nickel, or brass. While I love all three, none of them really fit the look I was going for. Then it hit me, I could spray paint the lights. So I found a set on Amazon that had a shape I loved, and changed it up to be another teal accent in this space.

Now we each have our own reading light, and this space feels extra cozy. Coming up next on the blog, Primary Bedroom Makeover Pt. 2 aka the closet makeover.

Published by Bonitabyrachel

I'm Rachel! An avid DIYer, crafter, & maker. I love diving in and trying new things. I live in Indiana with my husband Dylan & our sweet dog Hoss. When I'm not building, you can find me caring for my plants, cooking a yummy meal, or painting some watercolors. Thanks for joining my DIY journey!

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