Before the kids and I left for our crazy road trip, I tackled a few projects around my house. One project that I just can’t wait to share with y’all is how I decorated the weird ledge above my front door.
If you remember from the previous post, the space is about 5 feet wide x 5 feet deep x 7 j tall. I certainly could have put a large vase or fake tree up there, but you guys know that’s certainly not my style. Besides, if I was going to put a tree somewhere, it would be a very large, very dead one.
I woke up in the middle of the night one night with a brilliant idea. It would be using something that I already had and didn’t have a place to store. And, it would leave a lasting impression on my visitors.
Any guesses as to what it is?
It’s the Ikea Lillesand headboard and footboard, that used to be in my guest room, hung on its side. We screwed some hooks into the studs in the ceiling and simply hung the bed from black decorator chain that I picked up from Home Depot. On the rails, I hung Ikea Asker containers with spray painted Bygel S-hooks and stuffed the containers with divided Fejka plants. The hardest part was hauling the headboard and footboard up the ladder.
Here’s a closer shot of the installation taken from eye level.
I think this look is so fun! While my walls aren’t slated to be painted non-beige until next year, I can at least have something funky hanging in that space until then.