Monday, October 4, 2010

DIY Headboard for Oscar

This side of the room needed something to cozy it up and I was inspired to do a headboard for this little Day Bed we've created. It makes this nook of the room a cozy spot to curl up with a book, and for a place for me to crash some nights.

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Mr. Bunny was a purchase made for Oscar from my Mom on his first trip to the toy store.

pillows

Three big 24" pillows are on each side of the bed making it couch like. I had 2 pillows in new fabric made, in a green ticking fabric & a soft baby blue velvet. MacFab here in Toronto did the sewing. The linen pillows were floating around our house (my Mom made them for me)

You can also see the white quilt I bought for the bed from Winners. It's actually a Queen sized quilt with the extra quilting tucked behind the bed. It's nice that it is so big as it's great for curling up with.

Next up, bed skirt in some linen fabric I have. (DIY Instructions to follow)

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So awesome how a simple headboard project can make a spot feel so much nicer! (Above, Before & After)

27 comments :

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

So adorable! It really brightens up the room!

I am very inspired by Oscar's small room because we are debating moving into a smaller house and my son's room would be teeny tiny! But, in your case, you can make it work!

Sarah said...

ahhhhh! totally completes the room!
perfect perfect!
well done...

Pamela said...

Perfect fix - great job!

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Love it, now looks like a custom built in. The splash of colour is perfect.

Sarah said...

Aw - I love it.

Shannon said...

AMAZING! Good jobbie! Great quilt and pillows too!

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Looks perfect - so cozy!

Jacquelyn said...

Beautiful!

Katie said...

What a huge difference that made. Love the new look!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

That is so great! A day bed in the baby room is such a smart idea.

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

The headboard makes it look SO cozy! Great idea!!

Betsy said...

omgosh, Mr. Bunny is so adorable! lovely headboard!

Sam said...

I totally love it.

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

This is soo amazing. I want to try it for our daybed! Great idea!!!!

lealou said...

looks fabulous!!

Sarah @ Comfort and Joy said...

So pretty! I love the serenity of this room. It looks like the perfect place to relax with the baby. :)

Sweet T Paper Designs said...

I love it!

Can't wait for DIY instructions. My 10 y/o son needs a new headboard for his full-size bed. I have the fabric, I just need instructions! : )

Sarah La Rose said...

The headboard looks fantastic!! It completely finishes off the room. You must be so pleased. Great job on the fabric. :)

Lovely Little Nest said...

My favorite spaces have been ones I waited patiently to finish {ok maybe I just waited ~ strike the "patiently". So glad you went with the DIY headboard ~ it looks fabulous and oh-so-cozy! :)

Yahnay said...

I love it! Such a great idea.

The Bonjour Four said...

Great job!! It makes all the difference! I love your blog.. Found it tonight from a little lovely. :)

jody said...

Lucky Oscar, that is a perfectly perfect room...so light and airy and the headboard is just the finishing touch needed.

christine, just bella said...

It looks incredible and makes such a statement in the room!! Can't wait for the tutorial. That colour palette is my fave.

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

What a cozy little spot to curl up with your little guy!

Denise Laborde said...

Such a great solution!

jessica lynn said...

great job! thanks for sharing!

Pink Wallpaper said...

adorable!!!

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