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!


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

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  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

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


    Sheila :-)

  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

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

  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!

  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.

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

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

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


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

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

  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 :)

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

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


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