**Warning, Mrs Hawley is about to bombard you with a ton of pictures; brace yourself & consider yourself warned**
After a lot of hunting in the stores and perusing blogland and pinterest, the Mr and I never found a headboard we liked. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of great headboards out there, but there was always something about it: it’s too expensive, it doesn’t fit us, it wont match the room. You get the idea. Perhaps I’m a bit “particular”.
My top two favorite headboard options were these:
I loved the idea that I could make this one all by myself and for a great price. I planned on using the same stencil and paint that I used on the nightstand (here). I thought it would still have that rustic romance feel I was going for and that the stencil would tie everything together but not too match-matchy. Phil said he really didn't like this one because it looked “unfinished” and I could see where he got that from. I mean it is just a bunch of 2x8’s. Maybe it was a bit girly too.
So my next favorite option that I could make was this one. I was thinking that I would cover it in burlap like the lamp (here) and then use upholstery nails on the sides. But then I felt like I was settling, because while this one IS gorgeous, it didn’t feel like it was me. Ya know?
After about 4 weeks of nothingness I was getting a bit discouraged; I felt like I was hitting a brick wall with this room make-over. Then I went on a drive……I wish it was as amazing as it sounds, but to be honest, most of this drive was spent sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic. That is besides the point though. I generally do my best thinking in the shower and in the car; on this particular day, I had my brainstorm in the car.
Remember these shutters? from this project?
Oh yeah, I think you know where I’m going with this.
For my shutter picture holder I only used 1 panel. Meaning that I had 2 more just waiting to be used for something (Yes I feel like a complete idiot because it took me about a month of tripping over the extra panels for it to finally click in my brain). All I needed for this project was a few screws, a drill, a saw, and some muscles! (enter sexy husband)
Turned the panels horizontally, and drilled them to the wall. Yes they were small screws
in case I changed my mind so as not to destroy the wall, but big enough so it wouldn't fall down.
What do you think? Am I sticking to rustic romance, or am I a cheap-o that needs to stop trying to be a designer and just go to Pottery Barn?