Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Post Home Tour Home Tour: MBR, continued.

This makeover of my bedroom got me out of my earthtone, neutral doldrums.  Not that I will never use them again, just not everywhere. I love this look from Fine Living.

But right now, I am so loving the blue!   (Update:  the paint color in the shower is Behr River Rock)

As I mentioned in a previous post, I finally have a headboard.  I read in bed and wanted something that would be comfortable and sturdy to lean against.  So, one day I walked into Savers and saw this headboard:

Let's see how it stacked up next to my wants list:
  1. Sturdy-solid wood, (weighs a ton)
  2. Queen-size-tale of the trusty tape, 60 inches
  3. Padded-it's ugly mauve vinyl, but that's easy to fix
  4. Tall enough to have some presence-43 inches (really, never go anywhere without a tape measure)
  5. Price- $9.99, need I say more?
It seemed to meet my criteria, a no-brainer, right?  So what did I do?  Talked myself out of it and walked out of the store!  "It's too heavy, it won't fit in my car, maybe it's not tall enough, blah, blah, blah." 

By the time I got home, I had to have it!  So, I returned the next day.  As I pulled up to the store I started to get that fast breathing, heart pumping moment of trepidation.  What if someone got it?  All you thrifters know that you NEVER walk out of the store expecting something you like to be there when you return.  It's a law of the universe.  But as I got to the back of the store, I spied it, it was still there!  Yes, take that, Universe!  A quick call to the boys who were just getting out of class (older one drives and old SUV with lots of room) and my moving truck was on its way.  So I took my station leaning against the headboard until they arrived, which was about 20 minutes.  You can see a lot of interesting things in Savers in 20 minutes of just standing.

After a little sanding, a couple of coats of Rum Raisin with a little black glaze and new fabric,  this is the headboard.

I recovered the throw pillows I had (confession: the 2 in front aren't even finished at the bottom yet : ) H/T to The Nester) and I'm quite happy with the finished product.  My grown-up bed!

Here's my window seat.

And a calm spot.


  1. Cool! I bought some Rust-Oleum yesterday with you in mind, and today I got new foam for the dining chairs to go with the fabric I found at 30% off. I'm not in your league, but you continue to inspire.


  2. that pillow in the very front is so chic! nice!


    have you seen this master that i did? not nearly as visually interesting as yours, but similar...