Grey tufted headboard in the Master Bedroom

After about 5 months deliberating over fabric choices (actually) I finally pulled the trigger on this grey number for our tufted headboard! I loved it then I hated it and now I definitely love it. Mainly because it looks so amazing with pink and while I never intended on bringing pastel pink into the bedroom... it works and it feels SO cosy and fresh when you walk in there. Like a hotel room with clothes all over the floor and broken lamps.
{I don't know why blogger is making this blurry but, no time for problem solving so, onward!}
Do excuse my shabby pictures. I was going to make them extra pretty and professional looking and then I was like, why??? 
{A better shot at our crooked new roman blind, which I love, and I don't know why it's crooked right now. Sorry}
 Realities: broken lamp, 'gallery' wall that needs to be redone completely, pink scarf that I would like to make into a cushion if I ever ever get time, and yellow curtain. More on that in a sec.

Just incase you thought there was anything less than perfection in this room (I'm being sarcastic...) here's a look at another wall with a very lonely painting on it that needs lots of friends whom we can't afford yet:

{Personal favourite: the slick and shiny orange veneer doors from the 70s. Scrumptious. :s }
And again, the wall you enter the room through...
Things to do: Replace mirror with something ivory and interesting. Like bone inlay/ pearly stuff / wooden carved detail? I'm brainstorming. Also, we really want to replace the sliding wardrobe door with something white and beautiful and more functional! Like bi-folding louvred doors. But we were quoted $800 for those... can you beat that? $200 anyone?
{Note my super practical laundry-lid hook so that we can literally throw clothes straight into the hamper without having to lift the lid. I'm practical like that ;) )

These pink pillowcases were from an end-of-line sale at Collected and I got them for so cheap! 

Another reality shot: Mismatched curtains. Oh yes. We are not too classy for this. 
Let's just say I was replacing the old blue ones with the other old lemon ones, and then realised the lemon ones let way too much light through. They lemon ones are marginally more good-looking so I let them stay until I can figure out a solution. The plan was to put white slatted blinds underneath (to look like plantation shutters almost) but it's like $400 to do a window of this size and they wouldn't even be a custom fit. I'm waiting for a sale. Until then, no-one OCD come in here ok?

P.S I don't exactly love the lemon ones, but we had them lying around and they brighten the room compared to the blue ones. Cream would be ideal, if I could just find a $1000 note lying on the street... #ideal

So that's where we are at now.
          Still to suss: 
                - the wall colour
                - wardrobe doors
               - pictures and art and things
               - curtains.
               - lamp

And because it's always fun... here's the before and current views:


I feel like these photos make the before look really good. Ack. Darn editing skills of the past.



  1. I am so pleased that I stumbled across your blog! Not only do you have a real gift in the making-things-pretty department - but you are so honest! In these times of Pinterest-perfect, Instagram-ready images, it is so refreshing to come across a blog where the process is as interesting (and pretty!) as the finished project. I have been waiting for ages (AGES!) to start work on transforming our tired, shabby master bedroom, but I was waiting to have the money to fix it all at once. Not now! After reading your blog this morning, I went to Pottery Barn after work and bought (in the sale, I might add!) the new bedding that I have been coveting. So what if its white and duck-egg blue, and my old ripped curtains are still red? I'll sort them out next month. Thanks to you Amy, I have rediscovered the joy of the journey, rather than the fleeting "Ta-Da! victory of a Before-and-After shot on Instagram. Thank you! (By the way - you're scarf was made to be a cushion!)

    1. Nope, we ordered it from Spenky Headboards. I wish we made it!

  2. Looks great. Did you make the tufted headboard? I love it :)


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