You guys the Grand Prize Round of Creating with the Stars is HERE! It was a quick and crazy four weeks, wasn’t it? I bet these contestants are feeling that way, and they are probably looking forward to catching up on their sleep and sanity after all is said and done! We’re so proud of all of our contestants and so grateful for the support from our blog stars, our sponsors, and you guys…our readers! We couldn’t have made Creating with the Stars 2014 this amazing without all who are involved and have been working hard, getting the word out, and voting.
A FEW REMINDERS ON HOW THINGS WORK AROUND HERE…
1- PROJECTS ARE ANONYMOUS:
Our bloggers have done their best to keep things legit and not reveal which project is theirs. This keeps the playing field level.
2- ONE VOTE PER ROUND:
You can only vote once, this isn’t a popularity thaang… we want to know which DIY project is the very best!
3- WINNER ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY:
Wednesday we will announce the winner of Round 2 and also say goodbye to 3 talented bloggers. Last week was impossibly hard to say goodbye to three, and we know this week is going to be just as hard!
4- FULL TUTORIALS
We’re hooking you up with even more amazing DIY tutorials! Last week’s tutorials can be found HERE. Tomorrow, Sarah Dorsey (last year’s CWTS Champ) will be sharing her paint project, and then each day following the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will share their complete tutorials for their winning projects!
5- GRAND PRIZE ROUND
$1000 Visa Gift card from ForRent.com (Contestant)
$500 Visa Gift card from ForRent.com (Blog Star)
$500 Wayfair Giftcard
WE PROUDLY PRESENT TO YOU CREATING WITH THE STARS GRAND PRIZE ROUND: HOME DECOR
1. Masculine Meets Feminine Master Bedroom
Designing a master bedroom can be so tricky. I’ve been dreaming of a quiet and romantic retreat that reflected both of our tastes for a while. We installed the floor-to-ceiling board and batten a while ago and just never got around to designing the rest of the room. The bedroom design was initially inspired by this gorgeous blue floral quilt made great-great-grandmother. There is so much love and history behind this piece and I was so excited put it into the design. But floral is very feminine and I knew I needed to balance it with some masculine pieces. The biggest way I brought that in (which has quickly become my favorite part of this room) is the DIY Wood Round Headboard. A storm blew a tree over in our yard a while ago and when we were starting to clean it up, I thought that it could make a great rustic project. So after saving the limbs, cutting them into rounds, and letting them dry out for quite a while, it was ready. We made it extra tall so that it really makes a statement. I love the rustic quality that it adds and how it balances the floral and bright colors and pops off of the white walls.
I stuck with mainly blues and greens for this design because they’re colors that we both agree on! I love the new, bright green nightstand. There wasn’t enough room on the other side of the bed for a similar nightstand, so I took a little plant stand and styled it with a little personality. I like that they don’t match and provides more of an eclectic look. Beyond the headboard, several other fun DIY’s went into this project. I made the pillows from cheap rugs found at Garden Ridge. And the light fixtures are another favorite. I found this copper Target fruit bowl and was so in love with the color and the lines of it. I knew it would make a great light! The bowl felt feminine, so for a little masculine touch, we added some steel pipe for the structure. The copper bowl became a unique shade for our sconces.
I was so happy when I finished this room because it completely met my goal. It balances our two styles perfectly, both of us feel represented, and we now have a beautiful retreat that is perfectly “us.”
2. Vintage Industrial Bathroom Makeover
4. Wood Scalloped Wall Treatment and Colorful DIY Bedroom Makeover
This tiny bedroom got a makeover in a big way! Every detail is jam packed with bright colors and layers of texture. This room is filled with over 15 individual DIY projects including the DIY white tufted headboard, handmade pillows, Ikea hacked campaign nightstands, macramé hanging planters with hand-painted bowls, arm chair reupholster, cantaloupe and white dresser makeover, DIY curtains and curtain rod, an amazing light fixture made out of drinking straws, 140+ hand cut wood scallops to make an impressive focal wall and more!
This cute little seating area is made up of a thrift store chair, recovered with a sheepskin throw rug. The DIY macramé hanging planters add a touch of boho and texture to this bright and colorful space. The dresser was made with a homemade chalk paint and a little creative taping technique for a fresh and modern vibe.
The stunning details of this room complement each other perfectly and are all totally doable DIY projects! I hope this DIY bedroom inspires you to think outside the box and use creative materials and colors to make your own beautiful bedroom retreat!
AMAZING RIGHT?? NOW IT’S TIME TO VOTE!
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