fixing a dreary dreamland.

drearydreamland.jpg picture by wakeworkrinserepeat

(The dreamland I'm tackling. Goodness, it needs some help. But, I swear that frame is normally straight...)

Now that my tiny living room has become a make-shift studio, (easel + paper pads + brushes + pencils + cameras + tripods +...) it's thinkability factor has flown away, and often leaves me stressed about messes and mountains of homework, rather than refreshed and inspired. My bedroom has become my solace. A small space to which I can retreat to dream and write...and snuggle up with a 40 pound textbook. But, the room has remained untouched for the twoish years I've lived in my apartment. Sure, I've bought a few new throw pillows, moved the bed a two inches to the right but nothing very lively.

Until today. Today is the day in which I create for myself an inspired and grown-up room for dreaming and dozing. With a little help from Jessica's headboard tutorial, a few trusty power tools and a renewed spirit of feminine "can do"...I'm planning to flip this decoratively dull space into a dreamland fit for the queen I am.

Too spunky, too soon? I'm taking some advice I was recently given: fake it 'til you make it. Consider that last line some faked confidence. :)

Happy weekend, sweet readers. Hope it's filled with inspired moments!


  1. Ooo how exciting! I searched in vain for a cute (and cheap) headboard for my bed, and couldn't get up the courage to try to make one on my own. You go girl! Use those power tools to make something beautiful! And you better post the results. :)

  2. fake it 'til you make it!

    love it! too funny but actually really great advice too.

    good luck with the redecorating!!

  3. can't wait to see what you come up with.

  4. a good project is good medicine. :)

    good luck! i can't wait to see the finished product. it's going to be positively glam, i just know it.

  5. Isn't it great to have an image in mind for a project? With a timeline to keep you involved and pushing toward a definite goal? Something you can see and touch and smirk while telling the world "I did this with my own two hands!"?
    You'll accomplish much more than a new headboard - can't wait to see what you've done.


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