September 14, 2009

Finishing the Collection:: 12 years later

{I'm linking up with Kimba's DIY party today!!}
During our 2nd year of marriage, my hubby and I purchased our master bedroom suite. It was, and still is the biggest furniture purchase we've ever made. We decided that if we didn't buy it before we had kids, we probably never would. I'm a girl that tends to change her mind/style quite often. But even after all this time, I still love the set. The only problem was that we didn't buy the matching headboard, thinking it would be easy to "just find a headboard."

Twelve years later, we were still on the hunt. When we decided to paint our bedroom a few weeks ago, I mentioned that I really wanted a headboard. At first we talked about using an old door or some shutters, but we couldn't find "it" at the right price.

What do you do when you can't afford a new headboard? You make one out of scraps:
We looked around at the scraps left over from our front porch renovation, drew some plans, and my honey went to work.
This is the last of the tongue and groove that we used here, here, and here. Talk about stretching the dollar! One side of the wood is smooth (like on the dining room table) and the other side is beadboard.
It turned out beautiful! I am so proud of my man. He even painted it for me. We chose white so that we wouldn't have to try to match the stain of the rest of the furniture, and because it's what we had on hand.
Total cost: $0

26 comments:

Samantha said...

You never fail to inspire! Beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Your headboard is beautiful, and even more special because it's handmade! I wish my husband could make something like that because we bought our furniture early on and my taste has completely changed.

whimzie said...

That looks incredible!! You SHOULD be proud of your man!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Seriuosly? HE IS THE MAN!! It's amazing, and it's exactly my style as well. :) YEA!!
Barely keeping my head above water this month...almost through it and then hopefully things will calm down.
Thinking of you and the start of your big year. :)

Amber said...

I'm so stinkin' impressed.

WHOA.

And you're right....if you don't buy it before kids, you won't buy it. Story of my furniture life.

The headboard is beautiful.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, it looks just fabulous. I love it. Hugs, Marty

Tracey said...

What a great job! I know you are so pleased...especially with the price!

It was great to see you IRL on Sunday. We should find some time and indulge in a pumpkin spice latte!

The Cherry Family said...

Wow that looks so great!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

Nice work! What color did you paint your walls?

Have you seen Benjamon Moore's Wedgewood Grey? I'm wanting to paint my bedroom and bathroom that color-we have black furniture.

Love your room, so calm and clean looking!

Laura said...

Beuatiful! Perfect! :)

Anonymous said...

That looks fantastic! Can't wait to see it in real life :) The wall color looks really pretty too! Can we stop by for a minute tomorrow?
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Suz said...

I still think your man should have his own HGTV show. He could name it "How to Make Your Wife soooo Happy".
Love the headboard.

Amy said...

Beautiful!! The white looks so fresh with that wall color, too!

Anonymous said...

I could not agree more with Suz's comments. I have said manytimes that yo all need to take this show on the road, but HGTV sounds evern better. Y'all are amazing! Miss Dixie

Shanty 2 Chic said...

You guys did a fantastic job... this is too cute! Love it!
~Whitney

Sheri said...

Oh ummm...wow!! That's all I can say. WOW!


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Mandy said...

I love it!
Great job :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

You guys did a great job. Love it!!

A Touch of Country said...

I love the clean, simple lines AND the fact that you spent no money doing this.

It's FABULOUS!

I just found your blog and loving it.

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

That is gorgeous and you know I love free! Awesome job your room is looking great!

Anna See said...

You did a lovely job! This headboard is gorgeous...and made with love.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

The headboard turned out fabulous!! And even better that is was free. Can't beat that.

Mel said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for letting us see it.

The colour on your wall is very pretty.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the headboard! What a great way to use scrap wood. I am definitely signing up to be a follower and I hope you come check out my blog when you get the chance!

Chris said...

Oh, what I wouldn't do for some scrap wood right now! :) It turned out beautifully! Great job!

kari and kijsa said...

What an inspiration! I absolutely love your headboard! What a great project!

blessings,

kari & kijsa