my crap-t room is done. Kinda sorta. As in, I still want to plank the ceiling. Still. And Jeff won't put in my chandelier until I plank it (now that electrical stuff is something I cannot do on my own). So we're mostly done. But it's totally ready to crap-t!
First things first: Let's get some close ups, here.
Let's start with my favorite, shall we?
If I did everything else wrong, at least I like my window.
I love the shutters. LOVE. No tutorial needed for these-- what you see is what it is. It's cut strips of wood (use pine or poplar or whatever blows your skirt up) to the length of the window. Space them (I spaced mine 3/4 of an inch apart), and nail those bad boys directly to the wall with a nail gun. Take 2 strips, the same width, and place them horizontally on top and bottom. It don't get easier than that.
'Cept for how annoying it is to try and keep your spacing perfect AND hold a level to make sure they're up and down AND watch that they're the same height. Ew.
I luff the curtains to death. Except they're not curtains. It's a shower curtain. I cut it down the center and my beautiful, lovely, talented, and kind sister in law sewed the ends up for me so they won't fray.
I used the "machine" to cut my "DREAM", using Carnivalee Freakshow font (I love that font, man) and an old music paper for the front. Does anything say "dream" more than a lovely piece of music? I ask you?
Do you feel as though my curtains are wearing floods? Well,
And moving to the other wall. . .
silhouettes. Which I adore. Used old frames, and so they're the cost of paper. Keep in mind that this project is meant to be dirt cheap, so this definitely fits the bill.
The window. Spotted that with my eagle eye at a yardsale. 3 buck-a-roo's.
They were using it as a message board, which is totally cool, but I wanted it restored to it's old window self. I'll definitely be using all the pieces I took off of it, though.
Now, I want you to know that my chair railing is baseboard. Cheap, less than $1 per linear foot baseboard. (let's see that cost me $8, $12, $16. . . never mind never mind I don't want to know) See, I don't play by the rules of "crown" molding, or "base" or "chair". It's all just molding. And it can go wherever you think it'll be pretty. Which leads to why the lumber dude at the hardware store is a tool. I don't need to feel like a moron 'cause I'm willing to use what I want and not keep to the code.
A few things about this closet wall:
The aforementioned chalkboarded closet door:
I love this doorknob. 3 buckaroo's also at the Hob Lob. However,
this is not a functional door knob. See, there is no hardware inside the door. The knob is a facade. I don't have a problem with that. It's just a closet. Beauty before functionality, here. They do, however, have beautiful, functional knobs for more moolah.
(only $10 a day? What a dump.)
Free signs. Made with scraps.
And, this here's my cozy little nook where crapting will take place. I guess we dedicated it this morning at the butt crack a dawn. In our jammies. With goldfish.
What's that? You were wondering what the quote on the wall was?
So let's do some B & A.
Next stop: furniture, organization shelves, and a computer desk. I dream of a canvas table cloth and cushy pillows on that nook over there.
So let's head on down to the crap-t room! Let's crap-t some stuff! Who's with me? Let's get our crap-t on!
Linked to The Shabby Nest.