Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Bedroom Headboard

Oh, the joys fun of change! When we downsized and moved here, I had my whites and creams, a totally new way of decorating for me. We had this beautiful cherry bedroom suite with a four poster bed and I really liked it. The bedroom is eleven by eleven feet in size and the four poster took up a lot of floor and 'air' space. I lived with and loved this look for seven years.
But it was time to freshen this room! The next look lasted all of ten months. Just when I finished it I came across The Old Painted Cottage (sorry but I couldn't get a link) with a GAW-GE-OUS! fire place mantle as a headboard for their bed...check her out, she's got a beautiful blog!
I went on a hunt for a mantle. Priced a few at an antique shop but wasn't willing to pay several hundred dollars, so I waited. Sure enough, I found a mantle shelf at a yard sale for $25.00 and decided to make the 'legs.' I'll give the details in another post. This is the finished results.
The mirror was from a yard sale and hung outdoors for two summers - long enough to get this shabby look. The books were a freebie from DIL B - I simply tore the covers off and the faux hydrangea were a GW buy.

The clock face is heavy cardboard from a clock that no longer worked and the wooden pillars found at a lovely shop that is no longer in business.
I finished the new look with wallpaper on this wall only. I'm very pleased with the results and look forward to decorating this mantle for the holiday season.

Link parties:

Miss Mustard Seed
Perfectly Imperfect
Feathered Nest Friday
Frugal Friday

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24 comments:

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Gorgeous~ I love your beautiful mantel headboard!!Sharing this on FB-thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

Heather said...

This is spectacular!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous. You mantel turned headboard is fabulous!
I would be delighted for your to link to Potpourri Friday!

Mariaelena said...

love it...so nice to meet you...following you now...come on over for a visit...Happy Friday!!, Mariaelena

Pamela said...

What a beautiful headboard!! Would love for you to come and share for Treasure Hunt Thursday!

Kelly Howard said...

Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE it!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

this is so pretty... the little blue table, the stool, the lamp, all of it... simply beautiful! thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Hayes said...

Genius! This is so gorgeous - what a transformation form the original photo! I featured you today in my Friday I'm in Love favorites!

http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-im-in-love-week-20.html

- Jenn @ Social Salutations

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Wow, it's lovely! I hope you will consider linking up to my linky party! ♥

The Painted Parlor said...

Love your new look!! It's so fresh and inviting! Found you through MMS party. Come visit me if you'd like, love to have you!

Julie
www.paintedparlor.blogspot.com

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Fabulous! I too love The old painted cottage blog I visit often.~Enjoy Kim

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Beautiful and such a great idea! I would love for you to link up and share your project on my blog.
http://www.thenotsofunctionalhousewife.com/2011/10/functional-friday-linky-party-2.html

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Gorgeous! Love your blog, came over from FNF when Courtney posted you on Facebook. This new headboard is amazing! I'm your newest follower!

~Shanon

live by the sun, luv by the moon said...

Just lovely!

Passionate for White said...

Such a great transformation - this will last for more than 10 months I'm sure!!!

Shabby soul said...

The new look is simply gorgeous! I love your mantel, but here in Italy it's impossible to find something like that.
Hugs
Silvia

Heaven's Walk said...

Great minds think alike, I always say! lol! I have a frantel headboard, too - and just love it!! I find myself walking by our bedroom just to look at it! Beautiful job and great transformation! :)

xoxo laurie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Love it!!!!!

COTTAG3 said...

This is just beautiful!

Honey at 2805 said...

I am happily following you to! And I hope to see ypu this week for Potpourri Friday!

The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill said...

I LOVE this mantle headboard! Found you at Potpourri Friday and am now following you. Thanks for sharing! ~Rachel

Audrey said...

How beautiful! You did an awesome job. Hope you will show the rest of this room. New follower.
Audrey

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh my gosh! I just love everything. Your home is an absolute dream. What you did with the headboard is genius! Love your blog, I'll be back.
Hugs,
Patti

Reno and Reorganization said...

Absolutely stunning! I am a new follower

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