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Monday, August 1, 2011

Nursery Reveal: Window Wall

Things seem to evolve when I put a room together. 


When I imagined how the baby's room would look, I pictured drop cloth curtains.
I even bought the drop cloths and washed them!



But the board and batten was so pretty and white ... 
And I already had these silk ones...
And they were the perfect shade of blue!
Quite coincidently, cuz I mixed paints I had to make the nursery's blue. 



I had my husband rig up this contraption a couple years ago when I first painted the nursery a warm brown. I hung sheers from the curtain rod, then used tacks to hang fabric from the plywood to make a sort of valance. (Sorry no before photos in this post--I'll do a before & after when the nursery is done. Only two more projects!)


I wanted to keep the look of the valance, but the brown no longer matched. 
Enter barn boards!


I tried to use scraps to hold the two boards together, but it didn't work. Oops!
I ended up using 2x4 scraps in three places and screwing them in as screws hold better than nails. My husband hung the boards (very securely, don't worry!) with a little modification to the frame that was already on the wall. 


I love how the pretty, shiny silk looks next to the crusty, grungy boards!


I'm loving how this room is coming together!

Thanks for visiting, 

12 comments:

  1. That looks amazing!! I love how the room came together. You have created such a wonderful room for the little guy!! :)

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  2. Amazing! I'm in love! I have a wooden pallet sitting in my garage waiting to be turned into something...and this just might be it!

    Jen @ SocialHome

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  3. Love this window treatment!!! The nursery is coming along beautifully :D

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  4. Just found this on pinterest and I LOVE them! I'm a sucker for anything barnwood! This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  5. I loooooooove them

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  6. I love the rustic look and that you re-purposed! (new follower here ♥)

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  7. New follower of yours. Just found you on Ucreate... this is awesome!!!

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  8. This is soooooo creative & it looks awesome! Nice job :) Just followed ya!

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  9. Love this! It gave me inspiration to hang some old pallets for a valance. I wanted some help in how to actually hang them...any tips would be great! Or maybe you could send your husband to my house to hang them! JK. Thanks

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  10. I'm sure the little guy is happy in this room. It looks like a room prefect for a little kid.

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  11. I just found you on Pinterest. I love this idea. I will follow you... kindly do the same if you have a minute.

    Emily @ Town And Country Shuffle

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  12. Hey I love this idea, I'm just not sure how your husband got the wood on the wall?

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