DIY easy to make headboard

The bedroom is usually the last room that gets a makeover, also in this house. Its just too easy to use it as storage, and that is a shame really.. I wanted to buy a headboard to make it more cozy, but the only ones I could find where very “over the top”, and did not have the clean lines I was looking for. :/ I wanted something simple, but cozy – I might be a tough customer?

This little project took the whole of 3 hours work, and I am very happy with the outcome! 🙂

You will need:

  • Wood trimmings
  • Paint and brush
  • Screws that works with the type of wall you have
  • Screws with hooks
  • Warm-white LED string lights

First find the width and height of your coming headboard. This obviously depends on the size of your bed. A width of 201 cm and height of 170 cm was just right for our bed. Go to your hardware store and buy wood trimmings or similar. The one we used have a width of 4.8 cm and depth of 3.5 cm. We painted the trimmings with two layers of yellow paint. Fasten the trimmings to the wall with screws and attach some screws with hooks at strategic places. Fasten the led string lights to the hooks.

Nano is a thief.. mostly of socks, but also jewelry and chewy objects.

Heads up! I bought these Clinique pep-start on impulse (LOVE the packaging, SCREAMING for me to take them home) – am now addicted. Thick consistency but lots of hydration!

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Fox paper craft

The wonderful things you can find on the Internet! I am found of paper craft and found this really cool shop assembli.nl online. They have lots of different origami-type paper sculptures that you can fold and glue together. I decided to try it out and ordered The Fox!

The sculpture came really nicely packaged in a sturdy cardboard box. Inside were three large rolled up sheets of thick paper, a wooden ruler for making nice, sharp edges and a tube with a generous amount of glue.

It took about five hours to put it together, a couple of evenings of entertainment in other words. 🙂

The finished fox finally on the wall! It looks a bit like a 3D-modell from a computer game. 😉 The finished modell is 48x26x38 cm. In other words, large enough to be used instead of the creepy, old fox-trophy that you inherieted from your uncle Bucknuckle!

We hung the trophy here in the teenagers room. Nano seems a bit skeptical about the whole trophy-thing. 😉 But she can relax, we’re going for the bear next time, over the coach in the living-room.

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A little DIY for comfort :)

I’ve been looking for ages for a bathtub table. Checking Etsy first of all, looking in local shops, browsing the Internet.. Nothing suited my minimalist home the way I’d pictured it in my head (besides the prices on shipping are hilarious).

I have no idea why we didn’t do this before, it was so simple! Not to mention cheap!! And it fits my “home spa” like a glove..

You start by measuring how wide your bathtub is at the top. Drive over to your local hardware store and buy some materials. We used Royal-impregnated wood of brown colour. This material is water-resistant and the colouring goes through the whole board. We bought three boards measuring 11.5cm x 2.5cm (4.5″ x 1″).

Here our dog Nano is checking out the underside of the table. Use small boards and galvanized screws to hold the big boards together.

This is the coloring of these boards after you cut them. Royal-impregnated wood is both sturdy and nice to look at. 🙂

Here is a view from under the table. Before you fasten the screws, line everything up and be sure that the small boards on the underside line up with the edges of the bathtub!

See, now I can watch my favorite show from a tub full of suds! Go for it! 🙂

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Winter Ice Candles

We decided to do an ice candle project before having visitors the other day! Makes for a magical atmosphere around the entrance, and feels welcoming for those dropping by. 🙂

We have made ice candles in buckets earlier, but for that you need the outdoors to be chilly enough to freeze that amount of water. Lately we have had very mild weather, so we had to turn to our freezer for help. 😛

  • Fill balloons with water, tie a knot to close them and put them in the freezer.
  • Check them every now and then, you don’t want the water to freeze all the way through!! The balloon should feel hard, with sturdy ice, but shake it to check that there is still water in the middle. 🙂
  • Open the balloon (cut it with a sharp knife over the sink) and pop the icy ball out.
  • Find the thinnest  point and let the water out.  Make the hole large enough for a tea light. Usually the flat part at the bottom will be rather thick, and the opposite side thinner.
  • If you like, you can smooth out the opening at the top by letting warm water run in the sink.  Carefully rub the top of your ice light against the bottom of the warm sink until it’s melted to a nice shape. 🙂
Three magical ice lights!

 

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