Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend Recap: Jam packed…

Hi All,


It’s taking all the strength I have to be awake at the moment and actually doing work. Here is a little peek into what has made me so tired.


Friday evening was full of prep work for some touches that needed to go in my sissy’s apt.

paintedfurniture Doesn’t this remind you of a Serena & Lily ad? I love when they place their furniture pieces in fields and snap away. Ok yes, their pictures are much nicer, but a girl can pretend.  Didn’t you know spotty & burned grass on lawns are all the rage in NY? :)


Friday evening was spent sewing. You all know how well that goes for me. I was able to two make two curtain panels and got a bit ahead of myself with a pillow and lets just say Jon had to spent the rest of the evening fixing my pillow disaster. :)


Saturday morning was spent doing more prep work. We needed to make a full size headboard on the cheap so we went searching around our house and found all this:

DSC04189 *DIY instructions on this will follow this afternoon.


We finally finished and loaded up the car and headed to sissy’s apt to install a couple of pieces:


New coral and white striped curtains got hung:


Toss pillows and new headboard dressed up the bed:




We even dressed up the little nightstand with a coat pink spray paint, textured scrapbooking paper and ribbon:




We (me and my two sissy’s) hit the road for Lilith Fair in NJ! We arrived around 5 and we super excited that we hadn’t missed out on any of our favorites, because the concert had actually started at 2:30.


Here are my sisters and Daniela’s friend, Cate:


For some reason no one sat with me on my blanket. :( So I needed to take a picture of myself:


The concert didn’t end till around 11:30, which meant I didn’t arrive home till 2 am.


It would have been lovely to sleep in on Sunday, but I had big plans for the day. You see almost 6 years we (me & Jon) purchased all of our bedroom furniture. At that time it was all about sets so we have a matching bed set (gasp!) Slowly we’ve added new pieces into the mix so that it doesn’t look too uniform and my latest obsession was getting rid of our bed and making a new one.


That’s right actually building a new one. Nothing was wrong with the old one. It was actually a really nice bed, but it was sleigh bed and took up a lot of space and due to the curving it had on the head and foot boards I could never simply recover them to get a new look.


So this happened:


And then this happened: We had already purchased the wood a couple of weeks ago so everything just needed to cut.


Then a lot of this:


And this:


Then had a trip to Home Depot to pick up more wood to make this piece even sturdier than we original designed just to be safe.


Then we were totally sad and tired that we were not going to finish this in one day:


Because it was already past 10pm and we had been working all day and there was no way we were going to be able to upholster the bed and headboard today.


Then finally we had this:


* The legs need an additional coat of paint and the whole frame is getting upholstered, but we needed to see if the mattress and box spring actually fit in it.


Victory it all fit!


We were finally able to get to bed, but of course tonight the madness continues as we hopefully finish it up. Once it’s all done I will have a massive DIY.


So loves, what were you up to? Anything fun and exciting?



Blogger Mrs. Chic said...

Busy weekend! I'm loving your diy bed-frame, looks so good. I also love your wallpaper the green is really pretty :)

August 2, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Ximena said...

Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!!! You and Jon are miracle workers and my new room is quickly coming together and gives me a fun and cheerful place to relax in!! Love it!!! Good luck with the bed tonight! XO

August 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

Holy cow you did a lot! Your sister is so lucky to have you. Can't wait to see the "after" shots of your bed!

August 2, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Belly said...

Wow, that was ONE weekend!I loved the pink bamboo nightstand as is, but the paper totally upgraded it (somewhat Jonathan Adler-y, no?). And that green wallpaper is to die for!

August 2, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Teresa Hatfield said...

Well, I just thought I had a busy weekend! You were a busy lady, and it looks like you had some help! Looking great!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

August 2, 2010 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

wow! you should be proud you got so much done in a weekend! i feel totally lazy. would you divulge what wallpaper is behind your bed? so pretty!!

August 2, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger Aja said...

Wow! I am totally jealous of your handy husband!! Can't wait to see the finished bed!

August 2, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger cassie @ hi sugarplum! said...

Geez Louise! I posted about my weekend projects today...I thought I was busy!! You would have been like the road runner making laps around me!

Cant wait to see all the finished projects.

August 2, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Your sissy's room looks adorable so far, I cannot wait to see more. Much luck finishing your bed. BTW, your wallpaper is delish.
Happy Monday!

August 2, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Chic Geek said...

Busy bee! Your so lucky that your husband is such a bug help to you!

August 2, 2010 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

Camilla! You go 90 miles an hour all the time don't you. The bed looks great!

August 2, 2010 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Busy girl! I love how your sister's apartment is coming along! I must say you have one heck of a husband to help you with all your projects!!

August 2, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

umm, we need more photos of that AMAZING wallpaper in your room- LOVE IT!

August 2, 2010 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger an old fashioned girl said...

so so so much done! I feel so lazy! tables look great.

August 2, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Lynett said... about a hectic weekend! At least your doing something you love and that's what counts!

August 2, 2010 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bright said...

1. Hi!!
2. WOW talk about jam-packed!
3. Totally the home version of an S&L ad!
4. LOVE your bedroom wallpaper. Is it all around the room of just the one focal wall? Can't recall.
5. The new bed's gonna be stunning!

August 2, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger TWA said...

Wow you have done such an amazing job on your sister's apartment! Love the coral stripe drapes where is that fabric from?
Good luck finishing up the bed, the wallpaper is to die!

August 2, 2010 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I went to Lilith in Boston on Friday- it was fun! Loved Sarah McLachlan.

August 2, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Sarah (Matters of Style) said...

Golly I love your wallpaper!

August 2, 2010 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Anne-Marie (10 Rooms) said...

everything is beautiful, I am feeling like such a slacker right now!! can't wait to see it all finished..

August 2, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

I love my sister but even if I pooled all my talent I would never be able to come close to all your work! It's amazing.

August 2, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger The Famous Home said...

I would love for you to post the DIY instructions for the bed. I've been wanting to do something like this myself for a while now and could never figure out how to do it properly.

August 2, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

I need to find a boyfriend/husband as handy as yours not to mention whatever you're on that keeps you so productive :) Caffeine perhaps?

August 2, 2010 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Kelly Green said...


August 2, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger modern jane said...

I am so excited to see the DIYs!!! I LOVE the green wallpaper.. so pretty! Cant' wait!

August 2, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Can't wait to see more with the bed!

August 2, 2010 at 10:25 PM  
Blogger Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

What a busy weekend! This past winter we did the same thing and ditched the matchy sleigh bed to the guest room and built a bed ourselves. Took awhile to finish but oh so worth it. Can't wait to see how yours turn out!

August 2, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

I LOVE the wallpaper!

August 2, 2010 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Wow, Camila, I'm beyond excited about your bedroom!! And all of your spray painting projects - I want in!! Lol, I have to get back into DIY mode, all we're doing these days, is putting the finishing touches on our wedding, we're leaving for Barcelona in 7 days!! Eek!!


August 3, 2010 at 3:01 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Oh to be your sister! I need you to come round to my place - I need, I want, I have to have that pink bedside table - stunning! Would match my new green bambo one perfectly - in a non matchy matchy type of way. And that bedhead! Too cute! Love your blog, you brighten my every day!

August 3, 2010 at 4:35 AM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

This looks like an amazing weekend! DIY's, home decor, and good music with family/friends! I'm really loving that orange chippendale style table!

August 3, 2010 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger LiveLikeYou said...

Sooooo impressed with all your DIY projects!!

August 3, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors said...

You are amazing! And I must say your hubby is too. I can't wait to see the final pics. The rattan etagere painted pink is darling and anxious to hear how you made that headboard. Sneak peek did not disappoint! Oh and I can't wait to see your bed finished.

August 3, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

LOVE that orange table. LOVE.

August 4, 2010 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

love it! where did you get the bed legs from? are they copper? or just painted copper? so pretty!

August 23, 2010 at 11:59 PM  

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