Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Double Campaign Rast + Gingham Drapes

So we made some real headway on Weeks' Big Boy Room this weekend, such a relief! Today I want to share this side of his room, now adorned with navy gingham and a double campaign chest {ikea} hack. 


I could not be happier with how the campaign chest turned out. I did not want it to look like a DIY piece of furniture by any means, ideally I wanted the real thing! With a few small changes to the Ikea Rast, we were able to get pretty darn close to what I envisioned all along. I couldn't be happier- it might be my favorite furniture piece I've ever worked on! 





The hardware really upgrades the look of course. I love that we have six additional drawers for storage- something that the nursery lacked as Weeks got older and those clothes and toys got bigger! 



The bookends are from the nursery but they are still perfect for a little boy. For now, I grabbed a lamp from another room until I decide on something more permanent. I was thinking a set of smaller lamps on each end, possibly. And, I just found the soft basket a few days ago at Ross, and piled a few books in there for now. The artwork is a print from a local festival that is held locally every October- Stephen has had this print forever and I even remember seeing it in his college room! I had it re-matted and painted the frame gold last summer. After seeing it done I always held it in the back of my mind for Weeks' future room!


I did the drapes myself {whew, big sigh of relief they are done!} and I'm in love. I went with a back tab style, with a blackout liner since this room is incredibly bright some days.


Here you can see the rod that I found which was a steal compared to the original inspiration rod.


I followed this tutorial if anyone is interested in this style drape- it was fairly easy, I have to say!



What do you all think? Next on the list for the Big Boy Room: Stephen is building the bed and we have to remove all excess furniture and accessories. His dresser will be here next week. Then we can really move him in his new room! 

I'll share the details of how we did the Ikea double campaign rast tomorrow!

13 comments:

megan said...

Katie, it looks AMAZING!!

Elise @ Her Heart and Home said...

You rocked this! Looks AWESOME, love! xx

Ashley said...

You inspire and amaze me! Such a great hack! Can't wait to read the deets on tomorrow's blog post. ;) great job mama!

miss andrea lee said...

I love it! You did a fantastic job!

Hannah said...

I love this! I saw you recently posted a picture on IG and I wanted to come see the whole project. Funny, I recently used the fabric you wanted and didn't end up using. I'm honestly not a huge fan and it didn't achieve the look I was hoping for. I had wanted a large navy buffalo check, and looking back I didn't even think of going the smallest route with gingham. My mother-in-law was the one who convinced me to use the mid-size check and I really wish I had waited it out to find something I loved. If it weren't for her adding the blackout to the backs of the drapes I would probably take them down and find something else. Luckily, they are in the house we are temporarily renting, and I still love the drapes in our permanent home....just about 1500 miles away!

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

It looks great!! Way to! I love, love, love the draperies you made and the bamboo style blinds complement them perfectly. I also love those cute bookends!

Julie said...

This looks amazing! May have to steal for our next home project.

Erin Phillips said...

The dresser turned out great! We did a similar DIY for our master bedroom bedside Ikea tables/dressers. And oh those gingham curtains, too cute!

Erin, Attention to Darling
www.attentiontodarling.com

The Reedy Review said...

I have the same post pinned for making blackout curtains in our nursery. So glad you said it was fairly simple!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Beautiful, the drapes, the rod, the white walls, the dresser! You have such a great style and eye for design. Love what you do! Hope you are feeling great!

Amy Benken said...

LOVE! All of your projects have me swooning :) How many yards of fabric did the drapes take?

Stephanie Chalk said...

You did a fabulous job! You nailed the IKEA hack! Xo, Stephanie

Jeffrey Holmes said...

The colors are extremely comforting and your attention to details is astonishing. The navy gingham and a double campaign chest definitely adds a persona to the room and the draping style kind of reminds me of my dad and mom which brings back memories from childhood. I think your kid will have a blast in this room.

Jeffrey Holmes @ NJ Window Treatments