Pottery Barn Inspired Spring Mantel Above Headboard

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Last year I made a PB Knockoff mantel HERE.  I put the DIY mantel above our bed in the master bedroom with vision of fresh garland and lights at Christmas.

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Here’s a recent snapshot of the Christmas mantel.  It looks better at night with the lights on.  I think I need new paint!

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And, with April comes a fresher look!  I am desperately trying not to buy new accessories and instead use what I have in my home.  So I put this together with a few minutes between loads of laundry after spring break!  The greenery is from a neighbor’s garage sale.  The clock is perched against the wall and it’s a little lazy so the big hand tends to drop once it is a quarter after any hour.  But, trust me in my house NO ONE is going to notice the time on this clock!

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The ‘root’d” sign is from a décor shop in Park City.  Root’d is the name of the adorable shop and I framed the bag after purchasing a few candles and a cookbook!  The owner of the shop actually found my framed sign on a previous post and sent me a sweet email! How cool is that?

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I love it!  Of course, now the paint color on the walls (and ceiling) is driving me crazy!  I think it is time for a fresh paint color to go with my fresh mantel!

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Accessories for a Tween Boy’s Room for Under $100

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It’s done! After multiple negotiations makeovers and tweaks my son’s room is done!  Here is the finished room. For the details on this before and after click HERE.  On a side note, the hardest part of this project is reconciling my wish for a Pottery Barn  room with the reality that my son wants a “cool” room.  I should be grateful that he isn’t pushing for a budget buster room.  This is a labor of love to give him what he wants, minimize his “collections” that only middle school boys can harbor and minimalize the furniture in a small room.  I think we got this!  And, yes, check out Nadal in the corner. He is the first and last person I see each morning and night when I check on my son!  Well, unless you count my {first} husband. Wink. Wink!

evans room wide image And here is another angle: evan's room image wide 2 The bed purchase was the anchor for the room. The built in storage meant we could clear out the clutter that all boys collect.  And, I got to searching for a few accessories.  The bed was the big purchase (we bought an identical one for our other son), so my budget was tight! I recycled this craft project. It was formerly a grass covered coat wracked. 042 It was spared the trash when I realized it was a great place to set his favorite sport balls without them rolling off the bookcase: evan's room image 3 I framed this popular photo from Google Images (free) and put it in a frame. I gave one to each of my tennis playing kids for their rooms! evan's room When I saw this lamp at IKEA I knew I had to buy it. If I had known it required assembly I may have kept walking.  I am “mechanically challenged” so this took me more time than I care to admit. I love it and it is my son’s favorite lamp!  You can find the lamp HEREevans lamp Okay, this next find is from a store my sister refers to as the “crack house.”  She calls it the crack house, because I just have to go back- just this once!   And, she always calls when I am within 100 feet of this store (parking lot).  But, for $14.99 I had to add this little bean bag cube.   Another son favorite: evan's cube

Ii have blogged about this headboard HERE. I am in the process of adding vinyl to it!  After recent reports about the use of foam mats in over 500 foods we eat, I hope this doesn’t make my son hungry!  That’s crazy!

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I would like to thank Miley for  ruining this formerly-innocent …… evan's foam finger

This concludes the 2 1/2 year saga of trying to update my son’s room.

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