I have been so excited to show you this but so hesitant to show you pictures because it’s still not perfect. Then, I remembered that none of this is about perfection so I’m hopeful you’ll forgive the imperfection and appreciate the progress.

So if you decide to scroll down, you’re not allowed to judge, okay?

Because let’s be real…this is what my bedroom looked like before: IMG_1744 Totally embarrassing. Totally shameful as I try to teach my children organization, I have totally failed by setting any kind of example. I know my OCD friends are cringing. Stop judging.

Here’s my excuse: our bedroom is the catch all room. It’s where things go as we still try find to proper places and storage for all the stuff we have brought into this house….even though I am trying to purge, purge, purge! It’s just what happens.

Until I couldn’t take it anymore and I begged asked my dad and husband nicely to hang this door that I had been dreaming about as a headboard. imperfect headboard Originally, the mantle was a great idea! After all, it was from our chimney that we tore down. But after we moved it to our room, I could not get a vision for it. Does that happen to you? The dark wood didn’t work for me even though I tried so hard to make it work. But I did have this vision: using the door to our old bathroom.dad and russ This door sat outside and sat outside for months because I didn’t really know if I was going to use it and I thought it was going to be ruined but as luck would have it, the white paint came off by itself and gave it the look I was going for…then, I talked Russ into it.

I thought the look was perfect. I didn’t do one single thing to it. They hung it on the wall just like it was. marking wall

dad drilling

Super simple. Find your studs and use some four inch decking screws. headboard

Remember this frame to tray? Now, it’s perfect beside my bed. I know a monitor and glasses could be moved to stage a picture but again, I felt like I should be real. At this current moment, those things are beside my bed (well, except for this book because I’m rereading it!). bedside tray

In case you’re curious, the lamps are yard sale finds, spray painted white. The bedside tables are a painted desk from Craigslist from our previous living room and a desk from my college apartment just covered in fabric.

I’m also obsessed with this little stool I found at a thrift store!


I so much enjoy walking into my bedroom now.

The change was refreshing, and of course, simple because it was something we already had (I realize not everyone has a door lying around but head to your nearest thrift store and I’m sure you could find something! Or buy a new one at Lowe’s!).

And if you’re like me, you will finally realize you’ve stopped hiding behind someone else’s style and recognized your own.

door headboard

I’m in love.



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