My childhood bedroom makeover is coming along slowly but surely! The project I took on this past week was updating my headboard. Although I like the existing iron headboard and want to preserve it for future use, it just doesn't jive with the look I am trying to achieve right now. Here is the headboard before:
I concocted the idea to construct a new headboard out of plywood and poly foam and then suspend it from the existing headboard. I would finish the project by upholstering it with pretty fabric to add some soft style to the bedroom...and comfort to the bed! So off I went to Lowe's:
So many choices! I went with the 1/4" pine plywood, as I didn't want the existing headboard to have to support too much weight:
When I got home, I did some measuring and then drilled holes along the top of the plywood where I intended to hang it from the existing headboard. Clearly Eloise the pug is used to mom drilling things...:
Then I measured and cut the foam to match:
Like a glove (pronounced à la Ace Ventura...or for you Duck Dynasty fans, à la John Luke...):
And here is me hanging the new headboard on the existing one!:
I also bought some cheap fabric from the craft store with which I could practice sewing the cover for the headboard. Luckily the sewing went relatively well, but the cheap fabric is pretty horrid, so I am going to hold off on the final headboard reveal until I have some pretty fabric to put on it!
I have searched and searched local fabric stores for stylish, affordable fabric (as I do not intend to splurge on a headboard makeover), but much to my dismay, I did not find the perfect fabric in time for this post. The following fabrics were close, but not quite close enough (as I do not intend to settle on a headboard makeover!):
If I can't find the perfect fabric locally, I plan to buy one of these two beauties from Etsy. Which one do you like better?
I also have another small update regarding my bedroom makeover:
I absolutely fell in love with the Great Blue Herons in this room designed by Meg Lonergan from LeSueur Interiors:
Considering there are many more pelicans and herons than people on our little island, I was inspired to find some pretty prints of my own, so I turned to Etsy where I found the following from artist Chase Mullen. They are beautiful and affordable:
I also found some inexpensive frames for them from AC Moore:
I think they turned out well and will easily help me achieve a similar look to the inspirational room above:
Stay tuned to find out about the fabric for the headboard...and the rest of the room renovation! ;)
But in the meantime...
But in the meantime...