Thursday, January 7, 2010


When Justine and I were little, we had really beautiful french furniture in our room and beds with these embroidered-like headboards. Only we would jump on them all the time and break them, so my mom later replaced them with Ikea furniture, which was really cool at the time.

I now really wish I had my old bed! It looked something like these:

Unfortunately, I still have my same Ikea furniture. The fun part now is, working with what I have to somehow transform my Ikea furniture into something a little prettier and I have lots of ideas.
Afterall, we can't all have a pad like Erin Fetherston's Paris apartment:


So my bed was starting to feel really out of place in my room and the grey metal bars made it look like a hospital bed.
So yesterday my friend, Josh, helped me paint it white!
It was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be and I still need to go over it with some kind of sealer or varnish, but I think it looks a lot better!



A little better yeah?

I keep trying to think of a way to add some kind of quilted headboard like this:

Maybe some giant quilted pillows to rest against the headboard and kind of create that illusion..or something.
Anyway, more projects coming soon!

Ps. We just got these giant bow headbands for the store that I kinda love!


tinacraft said...

what about wrapping it in foam and slip covering it?

golden brown said...

that's not a bad idea.
I actually just found a link on how to do it too. It would probably be even easier since I already have a headboard as a base.

I think I'll probably leave it alone though; at least for a while since I just painted it

halighalighanie said...