Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Headboard Debut and a Little Bit of Pillow Talk

I finally finished my headboard this weekend. Remember this is how my bedroom used to look, without a headboard:

And here is what my bedroom looks like this morning, less than 24 hours since I completed and installed the headboard:

In case you’re just tuning in, you can read about my headboard project here:
Busy in the Bedroom- http://veryfondof.blogspot.com/2010/11/busy-in-bedroom.html and here:
Headboard Headway- http://veryfondof.blogspot.com/2011/02/headboard-headway.html

In addition to the addition of my headboard, in the before and after pictures above you may have noticed that I moved the nightstand to the other/far side of my bed. It’s hard to tell in these pictures, but having the nightstand over there makes my room feel a lot more spacious.

I'm really happy with my new headboard. But, I think I’ll take a break before I decide to paint anything again…this project took a lot of sanding and patience.

Up next, I’m going to sew two euro shams to adorn my newly upgraded bed. For the fabric, I’ll be using this vintage tablecloth that I got for $8 at an estate sale two weeks ago:

(I’ve debated whether it’s a travesty to cut such a well preserved and pretty table cloth…but decided that it’s OK, since I’ll be able to enjoy my two new pillows a lot more than I would a tablecloth.)

And, to help insure that my pillows are extra spiffy, I’m going to (or at least attempt to) sew white piping/cording around the edges of each pillow. And, I’m going sew in invisible zippers- to make the pillows covers removable, so I can periodically wash em’, to help keep em’ looking fresh far into the future. To date, I haven’t ever made my own piping/cording or sewn in invisible zippers. I’ll keep you posted about how it goes.

Also, I plan to upgrade and hang these two wall lamps/sconces on either side of my bed- to replace the lamp that’s currently on my nightstand:

I got these soon-to-be-beauties for next to nothing at an estate sale several months ago.  I plan to polish the brass and then recover the shades with this spotted fabric I’ve had my eye on for a while- it’s just $9.99 a yard at Premier Fabrics: http://www.premierprintsfabric.com/collection.shtml.

Also, in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve had some great luck finding cool cheap stuff at local estate sales. If you’re in the DC area and want to receive updates about upcoming estate sales, e-mail FairLadyServices@gmail.com.

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