OrangeYouBold: Creating your calm space

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Tricia Stroud

Hello beautiful people. I will warn you now that the images are a little rough. Now, let’s get to business. We have all been impacted in some way by the weather we see in this area at times.

Many of us are still repairing parts of our home. Add me to that list. I have found myself in a rut when it comes to finishing projects. It is simply overwhelming to say the least.

This column leaves me searching for projects and that’s a good thing. My husband may choose to differ in his opinion. However, I never drag him into my projects unless I need him to lift something.

A calm space in or outside of your home is what everyone needs to have. I decided to start in my bedroom. I love to be in my room, so I needed to make it a retreat. A place that feels like a vacation away from home, but also it needs to feel like home. When the entire project is complete, I will share the entire room, but for now I will share what I worked on Sunday.

After sleeping on an air mattress for half a year following bad weather (we don’t speak that word casually out loud, but I am sure you follow me). Amazon delivered beds in the box and we set up a frame and a mattress. That was wonderful and I was content with it for a while. Eventually, I grew restless and grabbed a can of paint for an accent wall a couple of weeks ago and the rest is history. If you are going to paint you need furniture, right? We have searched tirelessly for a new bed. I have seen some I love and some I don’t love. They all came with a price tag of around $600 or more. I really needed to love them completely to make a purchase of that price. None of the beds had the total package for me. I wanted simple and tall.

I headed to the store and grabbed some tongue and groove wood and some 1×4 pine boards and started building a headboard. If you want to tackle a headboard like this, you will need the following.

  1. 8 -1×6 tongue and groove boards
  2. 4 -1x4x8 pine boards
  3. A saw
  4. 1 ¼ wood screws
  5. Wood glue
  6. Metal brackets that strengthen the places where the wood meets

I built a frame that was 6ft tall and 78 inches wide for a king size bed. Your tongue and groove boards need to be 78 inches long and they slide inside each other creating one large board. You will then secure the board with screws.

Remember you can do anything you set your mind to! OrangeYouBold…YES I AM!

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