Saturday, February 19, 2011

The "Finished" Result

What truly makes you declare a project is finished? It seems, in my case and I'm sure in many others, that your spaces are an on-going evolution of who you are. I constantly finding myself adding something to a project which is almost certain to happen with my headboard as I'm still swirling with ideas.
If you recall, my headboard was originally planned on being two 18"x24" frames, then became a long and lean rectangular frame with a fun green floral printed gift wrap inside. I liked the gift wrap option, but it just didn't feel right. So I kept searching for inspiration and I found it (read about that here).

Silly me just realized that I never posted what I did or how I did it! D'oh! So here is the "finished" result...for now!

So how did I do it? Here's the (just about) step by step.

Allow shopping purchases to be evaluated by a DIY-sniffing dog.

Wait for approval...

I had to cover my windows with any available blankets/towels due to the amount of light they let in, much to the dismay of my dogs who love the above blanket.

Using a laser level and painters tape, tape a straight line where the top of the headboard will be

This was on the back of a mirror from Target, but a protractor or small ruler will work as well. I temporarily nailed it to the wall to allow me to create the cutout on the corner of the headboard

Start mid-tape

And swing the piece/ruler down, letting the pencil glide the way

You should have a nice curved line, if not perfect you can re-do or touch up by hand

Start painting the line with a small paint brush- careful around wires!
Paint the rest with a roller
Pay attention to the pup who couldn't be bothered to move while the bed moved a few feet
Admire said pup while waiting for the paint to dry between coats

So that's pretty much it though I am debating a few additions. I'd love to put some small wall mounted lights on each side (inside) of the headboard but I cannot rewire my apartment and my landlord will definitely not! Maybe I can find some small shelves to just put a candle on? What do you think?


  1. Hey! What are you up to lately? You haven't posted in a while, and I wanted to check in with you!! :)

  2. Hello, How do I get in touch with you? There is no email or contact info listed .. please advise .. thanks .. Mary. Please contact me maryregency at gmail dot com


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