THE Bed!

So, earlier this month I posted a Bedroom Redo ToDo List that I drew up while sitting around doing a whole bunch of nothing.  You can find it here, but it included quite a few line items, things like: new bedding, furniture update, and other things.  I have seen a TON of pictures of upholstered/nailhead trimmed/tufted headboards floating around Pinterest, and discovered that quite a few of them had made their way onto the "My House: Master" board.  So, with a bit more looking at my "pin now, read later" items, I realized I had pinned a (quite thorough) DIY guide to an upholstered bed!  I read it, and re-read it, and, after some thought, decided that I could do it too.  I didn't really forsee blogging the building of the bed, so I did not take step-by-step pictures.  I am TRULY regretful about this, since I am now sitting here blogging about it.  Kelly over at View Along The Way has the best-ever (and most thorough) upholstered bed tutorial known to man, so if you think you might want to make your own bed, check it out here.

This is how it looks at night.  Sigh.  Love.


Nailhead trim Closeup!

Turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself.  I'm not nearly done with the bedroom redo, I still have bedding (duvet, pillows, etc), & accessorizing to take care of, and bedside table redos that you won't want to miss!

In an effort to make this blog not-so-long, you can find my more in-depth post about how I built & upholstered this bed here (coming soon!).  But this DIY project is not for the faint of heart, impatient or for the helper-less.  If you're a DIY-type with even a smidgeon of woodcrafting and upholstery skills, you can do it.  If not, hire me to build you one!!  ;)

I actually did this while my son was sleeping!  (But it took 5 days of naps and night sleeps to get 'er done!)



A Glimpse of THE Bed

I've built a bed.  With a great amount of help from a few of my friends and a HUGE dose of inspiration and know-how from Kelly over at View Along the Way, I've built a bed.  And it's GORGEOUS!  Due to lack of toddler sleep-age the past few days and my total lack of time management skills, I haven't yet written the complete, in-depth piece on this, eh, piece.  BUT!  Have no fear!  I have a sneak peak for you!!

OOOOOooooh!!  Aren't you intrigued?!  I promise promise promise I'll reveal by tomorrow.  Even if it takes all night!!  (Name that song.)