As you know, black and white is sweeping over the design world and it has swept me along with it. I have been obsessed with black and white ever since I found an ironstone bowl with a black stripe on it last summer. I struggle to find places in the house where I can and want to work in this black and white, but when I found this adorable black and white suitcase at our Vintage Whites Market in Salt Lake City last month, I decided I'd just have to re-do my son's room to have a place for it. You can check out the before HERE.
I really liked Eli's room as it was, but I just needed to get this black and white out of my system and his room was the best option at the time. It only took a couple days to re-do it. I painted the walls with Benjamin Moore Regal Select, Color: #OC-37 "Glacier White" in the Pearl finish.
I searched everywhere for light blue bedding for this room but had no luck until I found this set from H&M's home collection. It was JUST what I was looking for and such a good price at $34.99!
Last year I made his light fixture shade out of leather belts and an old lamp shade from the thrift store. I just cut the belts, wrapped the ends over the rim and used brad nails, earring backs and hot glue to secure the ends.
When I saw Anthropologie's $18 (each) leather drawer handles I knew I had to do this for Eli's dresser...with thrifted leather belts. Here's how I did it:
All you need is a drill and drill bit, the screws and washers of your choice, scissors, and leather belts from the thrift store.
After measuring and deciding how long you want your handles and how far you want them to bow out, cut your belt to the appropriate length. The first time I did this I cut a sample piece to make sure it all fit right and I could get my hand behind it to pull.
Then drill a hole through the leather where you want your screw to be.
Screw through the hole in the leather and into the existing hole on the dresser. Then screw the washer onto the back of the screw.
It's really THAT EASY! And it will cost you less than $5!
I LOVE 2-day bedroom makeovers!