Wednesday, March 3, 2010

faux headboard and natural curls



I decided to go ahead and try to make a faux headbord. Ladykis commented that she hangs a quilt above her bed that acts as a headboard and that idea simmered for a little while until I had this marvelously original idea! Why don't I just make a little quilt to hang above my bed that acts as a headboard! Genius, I tell you!

It was simple and took about 45 minutes. I took a panel of blue and panel of plain old white and sandwiched some quilt batting in between them. I folded the blue back over the layers, folded the edge under and sewed it down. And that was that.

Isaac helped me hang it.





So it's not the pricey Pottery Barn platform bed I wanted...but I think it will do just fine in the meanwhile.

And I have mentioned that these curls just kill me? I feel like I won a prize with curls like these.



Holy Smokes, he's cute.

13 comments:

Ruth said...

He is indeed very cute! And that's a great idea with the mini quilt, looks fab.

erin said...

He's just beautiful and I love his little overalls too.

Mama V said...

I'm with Erin. Those curls + overalls = cuteness overload!!

What does Dave think of the headboard? I think you did a nice job!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Those curls are adorable!

Deb said...

Yes, he IS cute! And the headboard is great too - nice way to anchor the bed.

Ladkyis said...

And when you get tired of that headboard you can replace it with another - you can get more adventurous and applique a picture on it. I did one that was the view through a window onto hills and bushes. I also put a window seat with three cats sitting and lying on it. All made of left over bits from other projects

Kirsten said...

Well that simplified things! Awesome.

Isaac reminds me of an oompaloompa in that outfit. So cute!

Anonymous said...

I think the faux headboard is nice. I came across your blog and saw the posts about your son's bento lunches. I love the bento box that you use. Can you tell me where you got it? I would like to get one for my son. Thank you - Sarah

Miss Vicki said...

That "headboard" really finishes the look of the room! And that Issac just finishes my heart!! Could he get any cuter? May I brag on being part of the genetic link of that hair?!

Robyn said...

Sure thing, Sarah! It's called a Laptop Lunch and I got it here.

And mom, it's true! Isaac's red locks come right from your Aunt Velva! And he's turning out to be just as feisty! ;)

Susan said...

I love how your photos reveal that it takes less than twenty minutes to install a faux headboard ;)

I was planning out upgrades to my own bedroom and thinking that just like the burgundy theme in your old room revealed the era when you got married, the pink/green colors in my room show when I got married. I'm not loving it anymore but Eric loves the quilt so I'm going to just work with it for now.

Stacey and Jayson Lavers said...

He sure is! I love that the curls are red. That's a double whamy in cuteness!
I love the faux headboard too. I thought you had painted it at first. Does Dave like it?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for responding! I am picking out one now. Sarah