June 24, 2010

Headboard Shelf Reveal

I am so excited to show you my latest project.

A headboard shelf.  

When we purchased a king size bed three years ago I just couldn't bring myself to spend oodles of money on an overpriced headboard. 

After three years of waiting, it was time to do something about it.  I drew out a plan, purchased supplies and went to work.

Now, instead of a big blank wall staring at me every time I walk into the room . . .

I have a beautiful headboard shelf to fill up with all my current favorites. 
The shelf really helps bring the whole room together.


I added moulding to give it some detail.

And slightly distressed the finish.
Figuring out what to place on the shelf was by far the most difficult part of the project.

I tried arrangement after arrangement and finally came up with something that I liked.

The print is from Ikea that I picked up a few years back - - still a summer favorite. 
The small frame I painted and distressed by scraping the topcoat off with a paint scraper - love it.
And since I'm a girl who likes balance, I made another small frame in the same fashion.


Have a great day!

Robin

p.s. you can see how I build it here.

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14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea. I love it. I am redoing a guest bedroom and don't have a headboard, but I do have a big shelf. This is pure genius. I hope you don't mind if I copy. Love your vignette too. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Very clever idea, Robin! And the vignette you created on the shelf is perfect. Great job!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. Beautiful shelf, beautiful accessories! That really did just finish off that wall.

    Thanks for visiting today. Good luck on the talking him into the fire pit patio ..lol
    Lisa

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  4. Looks great! Love it. The accessories are perfect too!

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  5. You made that?!! Awesome job, with great finish work.
    I need to make one just to decorate, I haven't had a mantel to decorate in years, this would be perfect!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my dog bed :-)

    I really like this shelf. I am keeping this idea for when I redecorate my spare bedroom.

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  7. Really love the shelf, what a clever idea. Not that I'm surprised, I'm fairly certain you are brilliant.

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  8. What a beautiful shelf and I love how you accessorized it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my streets subway sign.

    -Desiree

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  9. What a difference that makes! I need something over my bed...hmmm

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  10. I love your mantel and that it is black. It looks so sharp.

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  11. Hey Robin! This looks great and I LOVE your vingnette! The print, frames, and lanterns compliment each other so well. Thanks so much for linking up to style feature saturday! Grab a button so anybody that wants to can join in. Have a great saturday -shaunna :)

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  12. Really pretty! I love the look of the shelf and all of the frames and pretties on it!
    Hugs, Cindy S

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  13. Would you mind sharing where you bought the shelf? Or how you built it?

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