Friday, July 8, 2011

Master Bedroom

I have been really working trying to get my master bedroom just perfect. It's taking longer than expected(nothing unusual here). We painted the room a couple of months ago and it is Philipsburg Blue from Benjamin Moore matched at Home Depot in Behr paint/primer in one.

So far, I've tackled diy curtains in fabric I got on clearance for $5 a yard at Hancock Fabrics(with this tutorial, I used the tab method), 2 euro pillow shams and a small accent pillow in another fabric I got on clearance for, are you ready?? $1.50!! I amaze myself sometimes! :). I also picked up a simple white queen duvet set with two shams from Target for $24.99. I have been looking all over the net for a simple white duvet cover and couldn't find one for less then $30. This one included two shams and I was able to check the quality before purchasing.

I am currently working on the headboard. I made one a few months ago from plywood and micro-suede fabric to mimic this one

Pottery Barn

Mine just turned out looking cheap and diy. Even though I did it myself, I didn't want it to look that way. It was too flimsy looking and just, well, plain. When I was searching for paint colors I came across this bed and fell in love.

Not sure of the source, if anyone knows, help me out :)

I thought for sure this was the bed for me! Then I saw this post from View Along the Way and she built her whole bed, including frame and slats to hold the mattress! She has a great tutorial and material list including prices!


Nice huh??

I tried the same approach and used her ideas to make close to the same shape. I wanted mine thicker than the first one I made to look more professional and had some foam insulation on hand. I figured it's better to use free materials then spend the money on foam, which can add up! I cut my shape with the jigsaw and glued the insulation to the plywood. I then used a hacksaw to cut the insulation. It's pretty thick stuff and not flexible by any means! When I went to start stapling the fabric, I had a really hard time. I'm guessing, since the insulation was about 2 inches thick, it didn't want to take the curves well. I couldn't get the fabric to fit tight around the bottom parts of the dome. After 3 hours of stapling and them pulling them out to try a different technique, I gave up on it! I tried again the next day for about twenty minutes and decided that the shape I had chosen was not going to work.

I ended up cutting the dome off to end up with a shape like this

I will be tuftting mine and the nailhead trim will be around the sides and top of the headboard where the wood is, not the front(they won't stay in the insulation).  I have everything finished except the tufting. The holes are drilled, but I haven't made my mind up on whether I should use the linen I used on the headboard or some contrasting ones!! What do you think? Matchy-matchy buttons, or buttons that will pop against the natural colored linen??

I should have pictures of the finished headboard up this weekend! Check back! 


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