SLEEP Sign & Bedroom Makeover

I recently decided to make my bedroom feel like we actually lived in it. Sure someday in the future we’ll be tearing down its walls and making a huge mess of things, but let’s be honest, that might be a while. This was really spurred by the necessity of curtains after our blinds, that were too long for the window, inevitably snapped. Once I found some lovely grey herringbone patterned curtains from Fred Meyer’s (score),

Herringbone Curtains

I couldn’t stand the mellow green accent wall anymore. Seriously, waaaay to peaceful :P So I took up my seemingly bottomless can of Benjamin Moore Witching Hour and painted it a deliciously moody midnight color and added some even moodier paintings of misty meadows and stormy seas.

Bedroom Accent Wall Before & After

Then I needed a sign. Of course none of my old signs would do, I needed to create something ‘original’. And I had to, because I hadn’t found anything on Pinterest to replicate. I new we had plenty of long cuts of plywood from laying sub floors, so I took one of those and decided to stencil out SLEEP on it. I measured out a grid of sorts and free handed my letters (my designer husband luckily saved the life of my struggling ‘S’). He drilled a few large holes within each of the letters then ran his jig saw through them to cut out the pieces. I sanded down the piece then painted it with the accent wall paint. Voila!

Plywood Cut SLEEP Sign

Plywood Cut SLEEP Sign

I’m excited to make more sign projects in other rooms! Share with me your favorite room with signs so I can get my wheels turning. Send me a pin on Pinterest, tag @petitemodernlife on Instagram, or send me a pic on Facebook!

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Petite Modern Life

Petite Modern Life

I'm Karisa. I live just outside of Seattle with my husband Michael {Mr. G}, our two cats, Rue and Archimedes, and our new Australian Shepherd pup in crime, Moose. We are do-it-yourself enthusiasts. I'm the dreamer, he's the strategist, and teamed up we get it done. In January 2014 we purchased our first house! The many adventures of remodeling, decorating, and inevitable redecorating will be documented here. I was born and raised in the PNW & I love the PNW life. Mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean, trees, rain, and sun: every sight & season has its own flavor & tune. It inspires in me activity, coziness, and sprees of creativity. I'm rather obsessed with white paint, natural light, homemade pizza, and a glass of red wine.

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