Feb 19, 2015

Spare bedroom - upholstered floral headboard and more

It was in my bucket list of things to get done around Christmas and amazingly the guest bedroom was all finished and painted on Christmas Eve, right before our guests arrived.

One thing about our current house is that sometimes it looks better in person than in photos... I'm just learning this! It's the opposite to our last tiny place which photographed awesome.

This house is big and spacious and sunny - people seem to love being here and we love that. But the bright and airy vibe is hard to translate into pictures for some reason.

Anyhoo, here's the room from the doorway:


And just before we carry on, you might remember that it used to look like this...

[When we had just moved in]
 .... and then it was like this (below) for a while as I went nuts upholstering the headboard with a 'normal colour' fabric (navy).

I bought thin sheets of wood, fixed them over the slatted headboard you see above and then stapled wads of foam and batting around it, followed by fabric.

And I hated how it ended up!

(The boring blue that didn't last long, and the yucky apricoty cream walls behind)

I was so disappointed that what I had hoped was a safe option looked so blah. The Huz confirmed it when he told me 'you should do whatever you want to do. Since when have you cared what anybody else thinks?'

So naturally I changed it to a pink floral.


...and painted the walls in a pale aqua/mint and a neutral chalky cream.
Better.


The cream/lemon curtains used to be in our lounge, and the bedside tables are from our bedroom before we replaced them with bigger modern ones. I replaced the short yellow curtains above the bed with the roman blind, and put those modernish little lamps in although I'm unconvinced about them with the classic style drawers... but they have to stay for now.

I also just set up this little desk area so I can finally have a baby-free area to spend 5 if-I'm-lucky minutes sometimes to myself to think or pray or do whatever. I didn't really want any clutter there so it's not styled or filled with accessories like all the beautiful design bloggers desks that I see on the interwebs!



 Last but not least, there's a piano down here which was from my grandma. I just popped some leftover headboard fabric on the seat part.


 So there you have it, a quick update that massively changed this room, in person at least!

There is plenty more I would love to finish in this room (don't get me started) but without the time or money or any of that, it's doing it for now, and I figured I better just publish it before it ends up never happening.

Before:

After:






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