A few weeks ago, S and I bought a new bedroom set for our bedroom. It’s nice, dark wood with clean-lines. Once the furniture comes in (I’m hoping for the first week of March – keep your fingers crossed!) it’s one less thing on the to-do list for the house.
Even though I’ve still got at least two weeks to wait, I’m already in planning the move mode – furniture move that is. Right now, we have our huge bed (even though it’s only a queen, that baby is 101″ long… 18″ of which is the headboard and footboard alone!), a bedside table, a chest of drawers, and a dresser (which is already in the guest bedroom). So last night we measured the guest room to get it ready for move day, following a similar method I used for the gallery wall in our bedroom. It was then I fully realized the behemoth of a bed we have (I can’t imagine how big it would be if it was a king!), and to have really any functional space in the bedroom after, we need to make an adjustment, stat.
It was then that I went to the blogging world, and found how-to’s on upholstering your own headboard. There’s the one at Young House Love, where I originally saw the idea. But I needed to go beyond that, and create a footboard too. I got the go-ahead from S, so I started measuring and calculating cost. Not including fabric (because, I have no idea what color or type of fabric I want just yet) or paint, I’m looking at a $110 project. Just a quick look at Target makes me realize that I’ll be saving us at least $200, and that’s if I spend $90 on fabric!
But not only will we save in the money department, but we’ll save on the room department, since our room is pretty small (coming in at 9’8″ by 12’7″). And, what I like about this, is that I can keep changing it for years to come.
I’m pretty stoked about this project, and I can’t wait to get to work on it. I’ll be sure to post pictures along the way!