Monday, August 23, 2010

Headboard

My sister and I took a trip to Ikea this weekend. I wasn't planning on buying anything, but I found this awesome door in the reject section.


There were 2 of them and they each had a sticker saying they were $65 each, so I didn't think twice about it. Buuuut, my lovely sister decided to ask about them and it turns out they were really only $7 each. Now that's my kind of price!

We each bought one and I knew right away mine would turn into a headboard. I didn't want to paint it with a billion bottles of craft paint to match my coral and window frame, so I ended up going to Home Depot and getting a color match in a sample size. It's only $3 for a sample, which is probably less than I would have spent on a billion bottles of craft paint AND I have some left over!


Of course I had to give it a coat of stain to match the rest of the goodies in my room. For the crevices, I wrapped my piece of sheet (haha, I just wrote 'piece of shit'! I'm glad I realized it right away so I could change it!) around the end of a flat head screwdriver and dipped it in the stain and ran it through all the nooks and crannies. A Qtip also helps distribute the stain.


You can tell that the 'S' is a perfect match to the headboard. Good job Home Depot!


Now, since I haven't moved yet, I'll give you a little sneak peak of what it will look like. I got the crisp white duvet from Target on sale for $15 for a king!


And the pillow was another Target score. I had been eyeballing it for a while last winter, but wasn't willing to spend $24. I kept checking back and it was finally on clearance for $6. Much better!








17 comments:

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Score! It's going to make a great headboard.

Green Willow Pond said...

That's going to be awesome! Love the color.

Meghan said...

Looks incredible!

Amy Kinser said...

Love your door and especially the price. Great find...

The color is wonderful!

McCarthy Designs said...

It will look fantastic as a headboard and the colour is brilliant. I love your target pillow too, great buy! xx

Nicki Mc said...

I love this.. We have the exact same colors for our rooms. LOL what did you do for drapes? :)

The headboard is great! I very much need a headboard, but have little room and some odd requirement. This will work perfectly. I need to keep my eyes open for something like this.

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House said...

I really like the cable knit pillow. I plan to change out my throw pillows each season, and that will be perfect for winter!

www.nicegirlnotes.com said...

Looking forward to the outcome. Love that shade of blue.

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Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I love that colour and the stain you added afterwards gives it that distressed look! Can't wait to see it as a headboard... :)

Sarah

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Adorable! I can't believe you got this for only a few bucks! Love it!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Love that color. That pillow from Target is really cute too :)

Cornflake said...

Oh you're so clever!!!!

Creative Ambitions said...

Wow... $7.00... that's awesome... love the color!!

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Ali ~ What a steal of a deal!! The new headboard looks great. Can't wait to see your finished room once you move.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Awesome!


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Erin said...

Very pretty and so creative. Great going! I've also learned that it never hurts to ask...!

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