Wednesday, October 23, 2013

one room challenge...week 4

I saw this headboard come up on Craigslist back in August,
 it was right after I had read about The Kingdom Mirror here,
 and my mind was reeling at the thought of this being similar.
 I was beside myself waiting for a reply to my email. It finally came through and I talked Mr.
 Simple into renting a Home Depot truck and driving an hour with me to pick it up.
 The red wasn't my favorite, but I loved that it was so unique and would work with more modern pieces to give me that mix I'm fond of. I knew a little paint could take care of the red.


We arrived at this HUGE home overloaded with antique gilded French furniture like I've
 never seen. How I wish I could have taken photos for you! You know I LOVE my gold, but
this was overkill big-time! The older couple that lived here had lived in Paris and had
 purchased much of the furniture there. I stopped inquiring about items after they told me
the dining table was $10,000 - chairs not included.
Back to the headboard...it was listed at $375, from Switzerland and hand carved.
 I was so disappointed!
 It was much smaller than I'd anticipated and didn't have quite the dimension I was expecting.
 So I talked them down to $275 and off we went.

Mr. Simple:   "Wow, that was the best acting job I've ever seen, way to get the price down!"

Me:   I wasn't acting, it's not what I imagined, I don't think I like it. 

Mr. Simple: Silence

Me:  It'll be ok, I was just hoping for it to be a little more Kingdom like.

Mr. Simple:  What?  

 I figured out how to hang it so the top is 77" above the floor. I worked on painting it this week,
 which still needs some tweaking. 


The faux ostrich came in for my Ikea Rast hack, and I found brass hardware at the Re-Store, they have a great selection for $1.50 each if you have time to sift through.























 Finished spray painting the fan.
You know my boys loved standing on the bed being my painting booth! :)
Crazy, but it was much easier than taking it apart.






















Brought home a couple styles of full length mirrors to try, they'll be going behind the
 nightstands. I snapped a selfie for you, this has nothing to do with ORC, but I think a side
 pony is kinda fun these days. :)


I have a boatload of projects to complete, and just found out one of my
fabrics is back ordered till December. Yikes!

Go see what these fabulous ladies are up to this week!




60 comments:

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

You look adorable...so much progress...way to go!!!

gina said...

Looking good! That headboard looks so much better now. Can't wait to see more. Love your spray painting booth!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Love that headboard.... you did an incredible job -- you are so talented and have great vision Pam!

ChicLiving said...

Fabulous job on the headboard! I prefer your chosen color to the red as well :)

Julia Konya said...

You look gorgeous and I totally, totally love that headboard.

The enchanted home said...

Love the way the headboard is coming along...gorgeous! I cannot wait to see it come along...keep up the great work!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

I was cracking up about the photos with your boys up on the bed holding the cardboard! I can't wait to see the room done!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

The gray is oh so much better! What a cool piece!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you are too cute! an the color on that headboard is perfection! love it now!

Cathy Wall said...

First of all could you be any cuter? I hope that is not your usual DIYing attire, because you put the rest of us to shame looking so chic while doing the most amazing projects! Love how the headboard turned out, you definitely have the vision!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Love the gray!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Wow, how many coats did it take to cover up the red??? It looks fantastic. It is a beautiful piece and well worth $275.00 Can't wait to see the end result!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

You're too cute! I've done a side pony a few times too in the past few weeks. Man, you live in Craigslist heaven! Can't believe the great stuff you find! You are rockin' this room!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

You have totally transformed the headboard, Pam! It looks like it has some history even after you have changed the look. I love the spray painting prop - I could use that kind of screen/support.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

The best part of this post is that selfie….love the side pony and you!! So cute!
Ok the headboard….I thought of the Kingdom mirror as soon as I saw it! It's so cool against your geometric stencil on the wall. Your boys ARE good sports 1) driving to get your headboard and 2) being your painting assistants!!!

Unknown said...

I gasped! Your Swiss Miss is gorgeous! I love all of the upholstered headboards seen on the blogs, but it is great to see something so pretty and unique. Great tip for pretty hardware too. It all looks so very Pam. (You could pass for 25 year old).

Lori

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Wow, looks beautiful!
Blessings,
Cindy

cindy hattersley design said...

What a transformation for that bed. I am anxious to see it completed.

sharon smith said...

Are you kidding me? Your room is rock star insane! Major cool factor. Love, love, love it!!!
Sharon
@novarawY

Vel Criste said...

I can see the huge wrinkle in your hubs forehead when you mentioned "Kingdom"! hahaha! Decor lingo and men don't mix! I know that for sure too! hahaha!

That bed is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Subdued opulence is how I would call it with your new paint treatment! Your looking pretty and happy yourself, so I know despite the fabric issue, you'll pull thru and I am dying to see this room done!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Wow. You sure did a number on that headboard, what a difference! I love the way you work! :)

Kimber McGallagher said...

Precious! And the bed is amazing!!!!!!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

That headboard looks like it must have been time consuming to paint...but it looks great in the grey. And your make shift spray booth....hilarious, and so real life!

Unknown said...

The new headboard is an O M G !!! Your vision to put it against the stenciled wall in gold is beautiful and with the ostrich?.... Killer! I'm a newer follower and I'm liking your style... a lot. Been in the interior design business myself for a long time. The creative side is never much work, is it? It's just getting it to the finish line! Can't wait to see the completed room!
Judy G.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

You performed a miracle with the headboard!!! It's gorgeous!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I love it!! Gray is perfect for the headboard...and I still feel like it looks regal!! very regal!

Jessie said...

Your headboard is a good find and you did a great paint job transforming it from red to gray. Adore that cute selfie, by the way.

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

The grey looks great on the headboard. Husband and son are so nice to help you.

I love your sweater! Also the side pony. Where did you find the sweater?

therelishedroost said...

Oh WOW, I love the painted headboard, this is going to be one awesome room!

Simply Modern Home said...

The headboard is fab! ...and your hubby is a good man for renting the truck :)
Looking forward to next week!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Loving the side pony. Boy is that a funny headboard story. It looks like it is coming together and Mr. Simple is a good sport. Love the spray booth, too funny.

The Pink Pagoda said...

It looks so pretty the way you painted it -- GREAT story!! So funny!

Laurie Davis said...

Your new painted headboard make me say ooh ooh ooh out loud!! Great job with that!! And your side pony is fabulous

Leslie said...

Way to work the headboard Pam:) I think it beautiful and after you have your way with it.. it will be no less than stunning!

Leslie said...

.. oops! I think it WILL BE BEAUTIFUL...

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Love that you painted the fan in place! That is totally something I would do!! :)

Design_Fluff said...

Really the headboard is gorgeous now that you put your touch on it. Love your selfie!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Love that side pony! And the bed. Way to negotiate lady!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Now that its painted the bed is super cute, kinda like the side-pony. :)

SHERRY HART said...

What the what???? That headboard is quite simply...gorgeous. Love the paint treatment. You got the vision girl. Love the side pony:)

Henhurst Interiors said...

The headboard looks fantastic! I think you are a marvel of DIY. Super cute photo of you, too!
All best,
Phyllis

Bervgirl said...

I wondered what you had up your sleeve when you showed us your inspiration pics...all I can say is Wow! Can't wait to see the final pics..you are so talented! (and sounds like you truly found a kingdom via Craigslist! ha!!)

Karena Albert said...

Pam you look great! The headboard is really turning out exquisitely!!

xoxo
Karena
New_2013 Designer Series

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Love the selfie, way to rock the side pony ;) So excited for that headboard!

Dana Frieling said...

Oh, it turned out great! So not fair that you can rock the look of a 20 y.o. and get away with it.

Stacey said...

Wow! Such exquisite details in the headboard! What a fabulous job you've done! Loving the selfie too:)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the headboard Pam!! Love the selfie too!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh my word Pam I am in love with that since you painted the red! WOW! What a great find and what a way to punch it up a bunch of notches! I think you are going to love it and I can't wait to see it all finished!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

The head board is amazing...you will get it looking perfect...

Beth Connolly said...

What fabulous DIY projects. Can't wait to see it all.

Andrea said...

Okay, first of all, you are adorable. Way to rock the side ponytail. I'm loving the painted headboard. I can't wait to see this come together.

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

WHAT an improvement on the headboard. Hope you're coming around on it - I think the grey with the gold looks lovely!

Brenda said...

Thank you. I am thoroughly enjoying this.

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

That headboard is amazing...wow. What a find!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

That headboard has to have grown on you - it's pretty awesome in my book! And... where did you get your sweater? - love it!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I can just picture your boys standing there while you spray painted the light fixture- mine can definitely relate to being summoned to help out with my endless crazy projects around here. I think you'll be happier with the headboard once everything is in place (and you didn't pick up the $10000 table?)

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Youre adorable and what a fun headboard...can't wait to see it altogether. Love your walls. best of luck sweet friend! xo Nancy

Kim said...

I love the side pony and you are too cute! Okay ... I understand the kingdom mirror ... I think you will make this your kingdom headboard!! Looking wonderful! xo

Stephanie said...

The headboard is fantastic, love the the carving details on it. You rock the side pony. My hair isn't long enough for one of those darn it. The room is really coming along and looking great.

Connor Lucas said...

Sorry to comment on such an old post, I was just wondering about the name of the IKEA full-length mirrors you used in the final bedroom? Thanks!

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