It has been a while since I joined the “Transformation Thursday” party at “The Shabby Chic Cottage”. In Celebration of the one year anniversary of getting stuff done, Gina invited us to repost our favorite post.
The headboard makeover in our guest bedroom is definitely high on my list of favorites.
So, here it is again.
BEFORE: The before bed is just so-so! Not great. The faux suede fabric took on a pink cast that made me unhappy! Truthfully, this picture makes me unhappy!!!! What was I thinking with the mixed up bedding and the too tall piece by the bed? Your water could spill on your head in the middle of the night!!!
You can see that the headboard didn’t have very much batting in this photo.
I added the mattress pad and the extra batting right over the old fabric. This is better, but my mattress pad was wimpy – that’s whatcha get for trying to save money! Doubling it would have helped a lot, but I purchased a twin size so there wasn’t enough. Sometimes being frugal just doesn’t pay!
I had G-Man cut off 6 inches from the legs before I started to work. I added some small molding to the top (I wanted traditional crown, but just can’t seem to get the miters right on crown!) This was flat on the back so it was a piece of cake!
Doesn’t the linen with more poof look better??? I think so.
Instead of investing in pillow shams, I purchased two sets of pretty pillowcases. TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning both had nice selections for decent prices. The small linen pillow with the bows was a $3.00 find at an antique mall. This is the back, but I like the satin ribbons…And the front is monogrammed with TRINA anyway!!!!
I used an unfinished over mantel for this headboard. I did this finish on it two years ago when I first came up with the idea of making it into a headboard. I still love the finish and it goes perfectly with the room, so I didn’t change it. I used the wall paint (Benjamin Moore’s Silver Marlin) for the background and then just went crazy trying to make it look old.
Side details - These pillow cases are yummy!
I hope you enjoyed it the second time around - We do!!!
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