Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Headband for a Headboard?

You know how it feels when you can't get your bed to look just right? I've had that problem forever now. So, I stopped making it.


Then I had one of those nights where for some reason you get your best ideas right before the brink of know how that goes. And you just hope and hope that you can remember it in the morning because you are too lazy and tired to get up and write it down?

Well, I had one of those nights a few nights ago.
But somehow, magically, maybe it was a force of God, but I actually remembered!

I have a lot of before pictures of my bed, and thats only because I can never get it to look just right, so I always changed it up.
I recently made a new headboard for my bed, which was easy peasy and totally cheap. You can see the tutorial on it here.
And its still there, so this is how my bed looked before....
And since then, I made more pillows and bought a few more pillows and covers and then had nooo idea how to display all of them or even a few of some how, it came down to hardly making the bed cuz I didn't want to deal with it.

So, first, I update the headboard with a little headband....yes, headband :) See:

All it took was a little burlap and a dollar store frame:

I spraypainted the frame, cut the burlap to size, glued some cut skewers  in the middle of the frame and pulled the burlap through:

Then stapled it to the back of headboard.
Easy peasy pumpkin cheesy :)

I got rid of most all of the accent pillows and went for something a little more simple and made a bolster to replace them all. Then flipped the two standard size pillows in the back so they were taller than the ones in front of them.

I have a bed I actually want to make.

Cost of the 'headband'~ $3.
Cost of bolster ~ $5
Little flower on bolster ~ priceless

Next step.....paint that ugly night stand, then maybe, just maybe I'll be happy and stop redoing my room.


  1. OMGoodness....that has to be the most FABULOUS looking bed EVER!!!!!

    That's it. I'm TOTALLY impressed!
    So original! WOW!

  3. I love that! It's so unique. I've never seen a headboard dressed like that before! :) The whole bed is just beautiful!
    Amber @

  4. Oh, what a clever idea! I love it.

  5. What a great idea! That is so stinkin' cute! I love your bolster too!

  6. I keep looking at this post over and over and over. This is possible one of the cutest things I have ever seen! I've seen A LOT of ideas!!! this is genius!!!

  7. I forgot to say that I featured your post at Grab my "featured" button.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! It adds such sophistication and the finishing touch to that bed - good job!

  9. Now that is thinking with your head! smiles, alice

  10. That is absolutely ADORABLE! Who would have thought, such a simple fix!

  11. OM goodness--I love that. It is so creative--thanks for linking up!

  12. OK! SO I just went back through a lot of your posts and I have to say that you have great tastes and are very talented. Can I have your house? Love it! You have a ton of potential in blog land! I am featuring another one of your posts- the desk table transformation. I can't believe you only have 100 followers. If you would like to gain more, email me at

  13. I think your headboard in genius!!! Great job!! I am checkingout the rest of your blog..... :O)

  14. Oh I LOVE this!!!
    Your bed is GORGEOUS!!!

  15. That headband (bedband?) is awesome. What a great, simple idea!

  16. what is the actualy size of your headboard?

  17. You were caught being creative and featured on Black Kats Design Fab Friday Favorites. Stop on by and grab a button to show off!

    Kat @
    Black Kats Design

  18. love LOVE the frame idea, love your blog, I'll be back!!! Is it OK if I pin it?


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