Today marks the halfway point of the One Room Challenge. How are we here already?
This challenge seems to be flying past. Here’s where the master bedroom has come so far:
- Not quite masters of our universe
- Master bedroom makeover plans
- Scraping the stipple ceiling
- Painting the walls
- Master bedroom move-in
- One Room Challenge Week 1
- One Room Challenge Week 2
This past Sunday was my deadline to finish the headboard. It’s not quite done–yes, I’ve already missed a deadline–but I finally made a decision, so I can show you the direction I’m going.
The headboard was the spot where I didn’t have a clear vision. Should it be painted white like the dresser? Wood like the nightstands? Upholstered?
Brown paper wasn’t even close to the list… and it will not be the final product.
The paper is my mock-up and my template.
I decided to go with… drumroll… wood.
When I took a look at my master bedroom Pinterest board, I saw some common themes in headboards: one was a camel back shape and one was a more fanciful carved shape.
I decided to give the carved shape a try. I kept it simple, using a piece of plywood that I had left over from the growth charts I made for our littlest nephews. I think the unique shape of the edge will make up for the completely flat face.
After I traced my template, it was easy to cut out the headboard with my jigsaw. I still need to add some legs so that I can attach the headboard to the bedframe, and then I’ll use iron-on edging to hide the layers of the plywood. Finally, I’ll stain the headboard to match the pine nightstands.
So there’s a little bit of progress, but a little more work to do yet.
Here’s where we’re at on the overall makeover:
Buy a new bed– Done Remove popcorn ceiling– Done Patch ceiling and walls– Done Paint ceiling, trim, doors and walls– Done Make/find window treatments– Done Build hookboards for behind the door– Done Paint dresser and replace hardware– Done April 6
- DIY a headboard – By April
- Refresh dinged up closet doors – By April 19
- Relocate light switch – The electrician is booked to come April 22
- Replace light fixture – I’ll get the electrician to do this while he’s here
- Come up with a jewelry storage solution – By April 26
- Sew a bedskirt – By May 3
- Decorate and personalize –
Ordered prints April 6. Fingers crossed they get here in time.
Thanks as always for following along. Visit Calling it Home to check out the progress of all of the other One Room Challenge participants.
I think the headboard will look great. I like the shape. Can’t wait to see it finished. And if you don’t like it, you can always upholster it the shape it is!
When the electrician is there, you should ask him to show you how to change the light fixture – super easy to do, and no reason you wouldn’t be able to do it yourself after watching. So easy to do yourself, it’s kind of a waste to pay someone to do it for you! 🙂
Thanks for the advice, Meghan. We change most light fixtures ourselves. We just have a few special issues this time (loose junction boxes, switches that need to be relocated, adding a new light over the island), so we decided to get him to do it all at once. I could probably manage it myself, but to be honest I just don’t feel like crawling around in the attic! I’ll pay someone to save me the trouble.
Oooh this is fancy! I love the shape of the headboard. Let me know how the cutting goes. I would love to create my own headboard but I so afraid to cut rounded edges.
The cutting out went fine. Slow and steady with the jig saw gives a nice edge. Now I just need to get moving on finishing it all off!
Wow, you’re marking things off the list like crazy! Love the shape of the headboard–it’s very unique, and bound to make a statement!
Thanks, Britt. I had a bit of a head start. I think the headboard shape will be a nice contrast to all of the rectangles and straight lines we have going on in the rest of the room.
Super impressed with that headboard!!!!!!! Just amazing.
Yay! You were able to leave a comment. I hope the finished product looks impressive too!
I like the shape! We want to DIY a headboard too. I’m considering a tufted one with sides like a wingback chair. Hopefully it’s not too intricate!
I love the wingback headboard style. I hope to do that in our forever bedroom. In this room, we didn’t have enough height due to the bed being under the window.