Last Saturday, Robby and I finally got around to a project that I’ve been wanting to do for ages: an upholstered headboard for our bed!
We followed the instruction on our friend Jen’s blog, using a piece of scrap wood and a velvet curtain panel. The hardest part of the whole project was sewing on the buttons–three of them broke because the thread was pulled too tightly, so I had to go in and rip them all out to adjust the tension.
In the end, though, I love the result and I’m so happy we did it! You can read the complete instructions on Jen’s blog, but here are some pictures of the steps we took:
Here’s the final product, with the bed freshly made:
You might notice some other changes to the room, too. I’ve been slowly re-decorating both our bedroom and the guest bedroom, and I’m about 80% done.
Here’s what the master bedroom looked like 2 years ago when I moved in after we got married:
And here’s the room today:
Obviously, we painted the walls. We used a color called Nimbus Cloud, from the Martha Stewart line at Home Depot. We also got a new nightstand for my side of the bed, and I made some custom DIY “art” (I used my computer and printer to create some words and letters, and then put them in some cheap black frames).
There are still a few things I’d like to do, like stain the dresser and other nightstand black to match the new one, get a new mirror to put over the dresser, and maybe get a bench like this one to put at the end of the bed. Oh, and eventually we have plans for a major master bathroom remodel…but for now, I’m loving the changes we’ve made to the bedroom! It’s becoming my favorite room in the house.