December 22, 2010

That Post I Promised...

Last week, I mentioned that my inspiration for our master bedroom has changed. Here is our new inspiration:

 Beautiful, yes?
{Image via flickr}

I also promised in my last post, that I would show you the first step in creating this bedroom in my own home. So here are the details...

For me, the first step was buying a natural wood headboard. I honestly came across this Craigslist add before I even decided to switch my bedroom inspiration. Here is the picture that was attached in the Craigslist add that I saw:

 The picture was dark, a little grainy, and I hated those knobs.

The price was great though...a solid wood headboard for $20.  I knew I could saw the knobs off  and my original plan was to paint the headboard, but obviously with the new inspiration the color of the wood worked perfectly. So I decided to go ahead and make the jump. Luckily, I really liked the headboard a lot more in person. After a long drive the headboard was in our home and behind my bed.

{Sorry about the poor lighting. We don't get much natural light in our home.}

Doesn't it look similar to the headboard in the inspiration picture? Well not similar in it's make or design, but similar in the coloring. I'm pretty happy with it, and I really like the shape and look of it. We still need to attach it to the bed frame, but that's it. Pretty easy "project" huh? A lot less than I originally planned. 

Are any of you thinking I'm crazy to not paint this piece?  
Or are you agreeing with me in keeping it the color it is because of the inspiration picture? 

Bedroom To Do List:
1) Buy a new headboard.
2) Find a few more little plates to go over the bed (I already own one that I plan to use)
3) Find the perfect blue-grey paint color
4) Find a new set of lamps
5) Find embroidered pillow cases 
6) Find little silver trinkets for the nightstands


Jennifer said...

What a great find! and you recycled <3 woot woot!

I love it. especially without the knobs -- good call!!!

can't wait to see what's next!

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

.dear.jenny. said...

dont paint it! if the thing you are looking for is for it to be a similar color then its prefect!

Tina said...

Carly, I love your inspiration pic! I think your new bedhead is fabulous and the colour is just perfect! Enjoy ticking off the rest of your list. I cannot wait to see the end reveal, it is going to be beautiful! Wishing you and your hubby a very merry Xmas and all the very best for a fabulous 2011. ~ Tina xx

Ness Lockyer said...

I agree, leave it wood. It anchors the scheme you are after and if you are after wood sidetables they will work with it. Good luck with the rest of it =0)
Merry Christmas.
ness xx

Kendra {House of Ficek} said...

Love the simplicity in your inspiration pic! I'd leave it unpainted so that it is grounded.

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