We have slowly been pulling our master bedroom together and I am still trying to figure out the direction I want to go with it. Somewhere between rustic and modern and I feel like we are on our way. You can see our initial reveal here and our refinished side tables here.
One thing we have been lacking is something to hang over our bed. Until now, I hadn't found the piece that screamed "me me me!"
We have had some scrap wood in our garage for a couple weeks and I had envisioned exactly what Chris built me. Something rustic, but not barn-like. Something feminine, but manly all at the same time. Chris brought my vision to life...and that's why I married him!
I started by laying out the boards how I wanted them. I didn't want it to look too modern so by keeping the boards different lengths it allowed for less of a geometric look.
Once laid out, Chris went to cutting smaller boards to secure the back and nail all the boards together. Once the boards we secured all together, we got a chain and 'distressed' the wood. After the distressing, we got to staining.
He made a square frame for the back and we then added two screws and some picture wire in order to make it easy to hang on the wall.
I found these milk bottles at WalMart for $3 a piece in the clearance section.
Each one of the glass bottles hangs on a nail that is sunk about a half inch into the wood. Since this is hanging over our bed, I wanted to make sure they wouldn't fall off!
Luckily the stud was directly in the center of our headboard, so Chris screwed in a screw and we no longer have a blank wall above our bed! I will add that the other night Chris got up in the middle of the night paranoid that it was going to fall on our head. I hung it back up last weekend and he hasn't mentioned anything sense. I am going to blame his paranoia on a bad dream.
Since the wood was free and we already had the stain, the only things we had to buy were the milk bottles, totaling $9. I am looking for some plants, possibly old cotton plants, to put in each bottle. I will just have to try some things out and see what works!
Next up for our bedroom update: new bedside lamps! I am so over our modern ones we have now. I actually hate them, so my Mom has offered to get us new lamps for Christmas (but she is coming next week so I am getting them a little early!). I can't for y'all to see what I have in mind!