Our the modern farmhouse bedroom is complete! After the Pinterest shiplap disaster, I decided to buy enough shiplap boards to cover a few walls. Per usual, my calculations were off, there wasn’t enough to cover the wall in the guest bedroom so I did the next best thing and built a
Modern Farmhouse Shiplap Headboard
Shiplap is milled to be used on the outside of buildings like sheds so looks are not important. On top of warping, there were TONS of knots throughout the boards. I really like mixing high end finishes with traditionally rustic materials so I took the opportunity to fill the knots with a gold epoxy. It did not come out as expected, but that is a story for another day and another hardware store worker on my “do not take advice from” list.
Learn how I stained & painted the headboard here.
What always comes after a big project?
Lots of small projects!
Modern Farmhouse Bed Linens
Why are the only two options for bed linens super frilly & expensive or cheap & ugly? I looked for a week, threw my hands up in the air, then decided to sew my own.
Don’t you just love the copper foiled oak tree?! It took me a few days to come up with a modern farmhouse motif that wasn’t too feminine (hydrangea) or overdone (deer head). I really love how it came out & I’m working on a tutorial on how you can make your own. Be sure & subscribe to get notifications when new posts go up!
I choose to pair natural fabrics like canvas & linen with metallics in our modern farmhouse bedroom to bring in some “oh la la”. While setting the room up for photos, I sent a quick pic to my best friend & she texted back:
It’s so romantical!!!
Modern Farmhouse Wall Decor
Burlap is synonymous with modern farmhouse decor so I had always planned on hanging a wreath over the bed. The hard part was figuring out what to hang on either side.
I had planned on hanging antique mirrors on the wall but my local craft store didn’t have enough matching frames in stock, so I improvised. (The truth: There weren’t four matching frames in the entire store, thought I could fit a couple mirrors in each of the long frames, & the ended up being an inch too big. Story of my life.)
It turned out for the best as I’ve been wanting to display for our “key to a happy marriage is...” wedding reception cards.
It was a real treat reading them as I placed each, thinking back on the day & getting the sudden urge to wear my dress again. (I didn’t put it on. That day.) The chicken wire frames were a quick project using the same technique I used for the frames in our foyer. Full tutorial coming soon.
Tell me what you think.
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I just love how you incorporated the wedding cards. The perfect spot for them!
Sharon at creating lovely says
This is gorgeous!!! Love this! 🙂
Charlotte Lindsay says
I adore the way that you displayed your key to a happy marriage cards. Such a cute idea for a personalized piece of home decor and an adorable wedding book!