2013 DIY Bedroom Update from BHG

Fun projects and fresh color transformed this once uninspired bedroom, all on a budget of $350.

Color, pattern, and plenty of DIY savvy collide to create a dynamic bedroom full of style and comfort.

Toned down walls in a more pallet friendly hue of muted honeydew read as a neutral next to the bright peacock, apple green, and raspberry colors.

DIY Headboard 
On first glance, you wouldn't know that this headboard started as a simple piece of plywood. Picture frames, decorative molding, metal sheeting, and paint collaborate with the humble material to create a stunning focal point.
To re-create the look, cut a piece of plywood to desired size. Paint the plywood and picture frames one color and the molding and metal sheeting another.
Cut the metal sheeting to fit inside the picture frames. Nail or glue the sheeting into the frame. Attach the frames to the plywood and attach the crown molding to the top. Secure the headboard to the wall.

Decorative sheet metal, matching the headboard insets, wraps around basic wall sconces for a custom look at a bargain price.

While wall mounted nighstands are available, these clever bedside tables are actually storage cubes topped with decorative mirrors and mounted to the wall.

Framed mirrors give the storage cubes a finished look, and the reflective surface adds sparkle.

Custom Curtains 
Square frames cut from fabric update white curtain panels. To customize your panels, select two fabrics and cut enough square frames to run the length of the curtain. Starting with the middle column (here, the blue fabric squares), affix fabric frames to the curtain panel with iron on adhesive.
Next, adhere the outer columns (here, the pink fabric) to the curtain, overlapping the middle squares. Be sure to measure before you start to figure out your spacing, and measure as you add new squares to ensure everything remains even.

The same iron on technique as the curtains was used to jazz up simple pillowcases. Use the same fabric from the curtains to write out words or add geometric motifs to solid-color pillowcases.

Canvases & Cupcakes 
Oftentimes, basic household items are fodder for custom artwork. Look to your kitchen, utility room, or garage for inspiration. These clever canvases were made from stretched canvases, cupcake liners, and watercolor paints.


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