We started out with a tall four poster traditional headboard and footboard that overwhelmed our small room. But that wasn't the only reason we sold it on Craigslist. Change was needed for a long time, like almost three years long.
See that crazy bump out by the ceiling in the picture above? Well, after we installed hardwood floors and were ready to put our bed back together it wouldn't fit. The new floors were thicker than carpet and raised the bed just enough so the post on the north wall wouldn't fit! We put the bed back together but didn't add the second half of the posts, it looked ridiculous and it was time for a change.
I knew I wanted an upholstered headboard without a footboard for added visual space. I started looking around for one but couldn't pull the trigger knowing we could make one ourselves for a fraction of the cost. That's when I started doing a little DIY research and found a wonderful video tutorial done by Grace at Design Sponge.
Here is our new headboard taking shape....
Ready for the fun part, fabric! I went with linen.
I cannot take credit for getting the headboard done, it was just my design. Mr. 65th started it and just kept on going until it was finished. I told him what shape I wanted and picked up the fabric, batting and two inch foam. After buying the foam and fabric on sale (the most expensive part of the project), we spent $120 for a queen size. You can't beat that price!
The prints above the bed are actually pages from a book I talked about once before...Insects of Surinam by Maria Sibylla Merian. The tall and slender nightstands are antiques that were once part of a vanity. They were already separate when we found them years ago at a garage sale. We stripped, sanded and stained them back to life.
I want to thank Emily A. Clark for including me in her fun series called "Send Me A Picture" Emily asked me and a group of bloggers to submit a picture for this month's topic and of course I said yes! This was the little push I needed to finally get these frames hung, they have been sitting in my closet for over a month! Stop over and check it out.