We repainted our room for MLK day, its a beautiful shade of gray. I love gray. Now I'm ready for something about our bed. We do not have a headboard, and I'm totally ok with that, we have sturdy dressers and I don't want to spend money on not sturdy dressers, and sturdy new dressers with a matching headboard is not in the budget. At first I thought about making a headboard, I had high dreams of making an upholstered headboard, but that still is $100 in supplies, and work that my husband and I are probably not up too. Then I thought about a wooden one, but I decided it would be too much unmatched wood in the room. I was really thinking about getting just a large piece of plywood sanding it down, painting it a darker gray then our room, and just sliding it behind the bed. Then I thought of all types of art we could hang about it. Sometimes I had dreams of spending $100+ on reproduced art work at Kohls, they have pictures that match our bedspread, but how long would I really keep my bedspread, it was only $25. Instead of spending that money I thought about framing pictures. Then I thought about making some art. I also thought about covering canvas, or Styrofoam, I have lots of ideas pinned. Its easy to do canvas or Styrofoam, I've done it in my kitchen, but I didn't want too many busy textiles, our bed is busy. I also realized I didn't really want it looking too clutterly, our dressers tops house a lot of reading material, and we have a collage wall on the other side. I wanted something nice and simple but I also wanted to have something, to fill the space, then last night I found this in my house inspiration folder on my desktop. I love it.
And, then I thought of this DIY, to make monogram letters. Although not in gold.
Perfect, to use the paper mache letters because I also don't like the thought of anything heavy hanging over our heads while we sleep. Didn't I pick a love shade of gray?! I realize I need a dust ruffle, but guess what I bought maternity white tees instead.
What can I say, Brent and I like our hobbies which include reading, which I'm sure was noticeable by the amount of full bookcases that appear in the pictures of our house. Well I guess the question is do we like reading or are books the one item sanctioned for hording.
One last thing, my friend made this beautiful huge desk, and I wonder would she care if I copied her, but how can I do without spending money.