Monday, August 6, 2012

boys bedroom pre-reveal...

"I can't wait to see it!"
 You're all SO kind and patient! You've written that comment over and over
 and I keep extending my deadline for finishing with every new diy I think of.

I hadn't intended on an upholstered headboard, but I happened to come across
one of my all time favorite fabrics, a glen plaid suiting, the salesperson said it was from last
 year on sale for $8/yd. When I went to pay it was $1.50/yd. - CRAZY! I told them I thought
 it was an error (the thought of bad karma scares me, I'm totally honest).
 They said it was on clearance! Woo hoo!

A pillow, the glen plaid and a tweed fabric I chose to re-cover a lamp shade.


Upholstered Headboard


Ikea Nightstands and Cabinet above bed



A gray coverlet to go under the duvet and artwork above each nightstand
is still to come...


I don't have the headboard secured to the wall yet, I think it needs to be raised a tad.

 
I thought I was finished, but I had a few supplies left over from my nail head
ceiling project here, and checked it out to see...yep, just what it needs. 


This photo is a truer representation of the color (Behr Mined Coal).
We found this lamp on sale at Lowes a couple of days ago for $8.94.  I recovered the
 tan shade with a tweed. I like the round drum shade, I felt like the room needed some
 curves with all the straight lines.


Surprise! Look what we carted home this morning, it's going in the space above
next to the chair and lamp. We decided it would be easier to walk it home, Detail Boy
 was thoroughly embarrassed that someone may see us walking with a stump.
I couldn't help but wave at a couple of cars going by! :)


I think it needs a little weathering, has anyone tried that? 


A gallery wall still to come...


Here is a brief rundown of how I made the headboard, but there are a multitude of
great tutorials online.
 For the headboard  we Mr. Simple cut a piece of particle board we had in the garage to our 
desired size for a twin bed.


I cut 3" foam, using a serrated bread knife (an electric knife works well, too) to fit
the particle board.

See what a great cut it makes. 

I followed the instructions on Tacky Spray to adhere the foam to particle board. 

Covered it with batting, and secured it to the back using my staple gun.


Then did the same with the fabric, being sure to keep the the lines in the plaid pattern
 straight. A solid or random print fabric is much more forgiving. Begin by putting a couple
 staples in the top, then move to the bottom, then right side, then left side, working your way
 around the headboard while keeping the fabric taut.  Then go back and fill in with staples 
using the same procedure. 

That was it for photos - I think I was tired when finishing this up last night.

The end!


34 comments:

Rebecca Gray @visitready.blogspot said...

are you considering adopting? i would love that headboard -- and what a deal on the fabric. that is all your good karma coming back around.

Calypso In The Country said...

What a great deal on the fabric! The room looks amazing! I love the color combo - it's very masculine yet not too stuffy. Love it Pam!
-Shelley

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

haha I love the stump making its way home! That will be the perfect little side table in that nook. The headboard looks great- almost the same method I used! Looking good Pam!!

cindy said...

I am in awe of this entire project, it looks FANTASTIC. I love the headboard fabric, the stump is the perfect touch as well as the shade covering. I wish I had a hubby that would help me attempt such projects, my guy is good for yard projects only. You three make a great team. The Ikea pieces look perfect as well as the wall color and pops of green to enliven the space. Well done!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Wow Pam, this looks amazing!! What a great room for a young man! I'm a huge fan of Ikea and I love the cabinets over the bed idea! Never thought to do that but it would so work in my son's room...

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! i am loving everything!!! it looks SO fabulous! the colors, textiles, all of it!

HarlowsExclusive said...

I love the fabric on the headboard! And what a great deal! You've done a wonderful job on the room :)

Gretchen said...

Great room Pam! Your son must be thrilled. I have to get Mr. Bird Nest to make me headboards. You made it sound easy but I'm not so sure. I would just use Johnson's Paste Wax on the stump. It wouldn't change the color but would seal it really well. Love it!

Cathy Wall said...

Pam you rock! This is fabulous and I am guessing that Detail Boy is loving it, great job! Pretty soon you'll be helping his friends style up their rooms...!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

It all looks so great - mature, cool, an awesome space to hang out in! Can't wait to see the gallery wall and I'm in love with the stump (never thought I'd hear myself say that!!) :)

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I love the masculine look of the room! And by the way I will be surfing your blog to see that Navajo White in action!

Nancy said...

So glad to get a glimpse of all your hard work! It is looking sensational. Love the headboard and the masculine walls and fabric. GREAT job Pam, as always! He will absorb your good taste while he sleeps!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

It looks so fantastic already and to think you have more exciting things to add!....You certainly lucked out on the fabric...the moon and the stars were certainly aligned in your favor that day!!...Wish I could have seen you rolling that stump down the street!!...funny!! What we do for great design!!

Amanda said...

WOW! It looks awesome! love the color palette and that stump!! oh my that stump is perfect!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pam this room looks AWESOME!! All that hard work is paying off!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Amazing job Pam! Love, love, love the plaid headboard with the nailhead trim combined with the brass lamp. Yum! Love your "natural" side-table too!

Cotton said...

love both of the lamps in the room! Remind me of something out of Gatsby...

Holly said...

Oh my gosh this is awesome!!!! So hip but yet classic too - perfect for him to hang out in for years to come (how old is he again?) It's really cool - if I were a boy I would want this room. And that lamp was how much? We are in desperate need of a new floor lamp in our living room and that is perfect. And the stump kills me - I would love to be a fly on the wall at the Simple Details household. Rock on my friend - this is awesome!!!!!!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Awesome! The finished room really should be in a magazine you know! Might want to send your photos to a few editors!

Dana Frieling said...

Ditto. ;)

Jody and Stan said...

Your room looks amazing. Great job!

Jody

Lori in CA said...

Wow! It is magazine-worthy. I love the colors, the chair, bedding, paint, everthing! You may have to change Detail Boy's moniker to "Detail Young Man"- so cool but sophisticated.

Leslie said...

Looks great Pam! Love the colors and the headboard with the nailhead is fabulous!

Patrick said...

Ohhhh...cannot wait to see what you do with the stump. I have four of them drying out on my back deck. ooo.la.la.

Laura said...

It looks fabulous!
I love the colors and your fabric combination is amazing.

I can just envision the trip home with the stump.
How much fun.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Brandi said...

Pam, your son's room really looks great. I love all of your fabric choices. The headboard is gorgeous.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

PAM! Why didnt i see this yesterday? it looks SMASHING! i love what you did. i especially love the pic of the stump on the dolly coming home with you. you are the best!

refresh home staging and redesign said...

Fantastic work! Love the colour combination and mix of pattern. The stump is an awesome find. It always pays to keep our eyes open for the unexpected :) Can't wait to see it finished with art and window coverings!

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

I am so glad to have found your blog... Can I just say, your projects rock! And I discovered we share a mutual blogging buddy - Holly from West Pear Avenue. What a small and amazing world this blogging world is :-)

Keeping it Cozy said...

It all looks amazing!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Oh I just love it! The stump is going to look amazing next to the cool colors and straight lines! Well done as always!

SHERRY HART said...

I really love these colors....the green with the gray. I have a stump also...painted it white. I am thinking it might need a little redecorating also :) Adding the nailhead really added to the overall look ....just those small details!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

This room looks fantastic! Love your choice of colors. You're so talented.

Warmly, Michelle

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Wow, Pam! What a fantastic room! Every detail you're packing in is just perfect. I especially love the window nook...what a great spot!

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