As mentioned last week, I am finally getting our bedroom decorated. I am so ready to wrap up this room, figure out a few more details in Paul's office area and call this house done - just in time to move again in ten months. ;) I'll share the whole room early next month (when I hopefully have it "ready"), but in the meantime, this is one of the projects I created for the wall above our DIY chevron headboard. Am totally considering it one of my three "just for fun" projects. And it was.
It was inspired by this image in a recent West Elm catalog. I loved the natural look of the twisted wood and thought something more organic would be a fun contrast to the graphic headboard. I didn't have a piece of twisted wood, but I did have some leftover driftwood that didn't make it into my wreath. To hold the wood pieces together I just attacked them with a staple gun. (Yep - you can totally see the staples from up close, which I know would bother some. Me, not so much.)
It was more difficult to put together than expected. But tons of staples helped. (To prove to Paul it wouldn't break apart on top of us in the night I had to shake it for a few minutes. Pieces kept falling off and I kept stapling them back on. Thankfully, it's pretty sturdy now.)
I added two little hanger triangles to the backside and hung it up with two nails. To embellish it, I added five air plants, picked up at our local nursery.
The unofficial theme for this bedroom is "plant paradise." (No, seriously.) I have a ton of potted plants that will sit all over the place, but I was excited to work some air plants into the mix (sounds like they are super easy to care for... just take them down and soak them in water once a week).
I'm stumped though for what to put all over the rest of the walls. We are dealing with a gigantic space, which is awesome, but sort of why I've spent the past six months mulling over ideas instead of acting on them. We'll see what develops...
ps : wall color is Valspar's beach blanket.
This is project 7 of 27. I am attempting to complete 27 craft projects using 27 different materials before I turn 28 on 02.22.13. You can follow my progress here on the blog or on pinterest. Birthday challenges are my favorite. You can see the 26 Projects I completed while 26 here and the 27 materials I have used so far here.