After months of talk, we FINALLY got a new bed! It took two separate trips and close to 5 hours, but after laying on every mattress about a hundred times each, we made a decision!! Hurrah!! I bet you didn't think this day would come!
Now that we've picked the mattress, and it's en route for delivery, the fun can begin! I have grand plans to make - YES MAKE - an upholstered headboard over the holiday. My biggest fear is that this sucker will come out looking "homemade" - there could be nothing worse - but with all the tutorials online, I'm feeling confident.
I am totally inspired by this headboard by Kate of Centsational Girl - she has more craftiness in her pinky finger than I do in my whole being, but she took on this fabulous, complex curved headboard, and look how amazing it all turned out!!
This bed wasn't a DIY - it's actually from Overstock, but I love it all the same!
This headboard was from a bedroom that Emily (of A Well Dressed Home) worked on - so pretty.
Since I am making my headboard instead of buying it, I did a little research online, and found this super helpful headboard design template online - I LOVE the Cavendish, and Grosvenor, but while they are both so pretty, I have a feeling that all those curved lines will be a lot easier to screw up!
Repeating the mantra straight lines are my friends, I think I'm most realistically looking at the Alexander or the Belgrave. The Alexander would definitely be the easiest, but I'm just not in love with it - it's all too linear. Blah. I was already leaning towards the Belgrave, but after looking up some inspirations online, I am totally sold...
I love, lovvveee, LOVE this version with the tufting, and nailhead - it's just perfection!
That deep diamond tufting is calling my name... no nailhead here, but the rich silk is so luxe.
This was a DIY done oh so right - I'm going for a solid fabric, but I am really liking the nailhead close to the edge!
And finally - navy and white - this close up showcases the detail of the INDIVIDUAL nailheads! Amazing DIY!
Ok... so I mocked up four options for the Belgrave headboard since I need some sort of game plan!
I LOVE the look of tufting... it just brings everything to another level, but I am a bit concerned that this is going to over-complicate the process. It all sounds simple enough on paper, but when it comes time for the project, I don't want to chicken out!
Also, how tall should this be? Should I add legs to the bottom or mount it on the wall? How heavy will it end up being? Questions, questions, questions!!! Dah!
Luckily I have a few weeks to figure it all out, and while a little overwhelming, I am SO excited to start pulling this bedroom together!