Showing posts with label bed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bed. Show all posts


Master Bedroom Reveal

You've seen bits and pieces of our master bedroom through our nightstand and headboard posts, and we're finally ready to show you the full reveal!
So here it is, our long awaited master bedroom reveal! We chose to keep a light and bright colour palette, similar to the rest of the room's we've made over in our home so far and also keeping in line with our master ensuite.
The walls were painted a light grey blue and we stuck with a white, blue, green and grey colour palette. We actually painted the walls after getting some chairs for the bedroom and used the fabric as a jumping off point for colours. We then found the curtains at Ikea on clearance and liked how they grounded the space with a darker teal colour in the same colour family.  Our only mistake, was that this made it very hard to find a fabric for the headboard that incorporated all of these colours. We finally came across this fabric from Tonic Living:

So that fabric, fortunately for us, had all of the colours in our room in it...and matched pretty perfectly, so it was a no brainer. We used it to upholster our headboard and create a few pillows with the left over fabric.  All we have left at this point is to hang the photos sitting on our nightstands, and maybe to put something above the headboard on the wall. I have a few ideas in mind, but we'll see what we end up with.
Before we show you the reveal, lets look back as to how this room looked when we first moved into this house:

Very red, very yellow and very much not our style. So we pretty much started over. The laminate floors were ripped out and replaced with dark bamboo, the walls were painted, window coverings replaced, light fixtures changed, all door hardware was a complete overhaul.
So here it is, the master bedroom reveal!

You might remember our post on when we re-did this dresser, but if not you can refresh your memory here. The dresser is from Ikea and it was not originally white, so we painted it ourselves in Benjamin Moore "Simply White". All of the trim, doors and baseboards in our house have also been done in "Simply White".

We added in a rug from Costco, which we had planned to move to our family room, once the new floors are installed. However, Clover loves the rug and so do we, so if we replace it, the new one will need to be just as cozy! The curtains are from Ikea, and although they look quite blue in the photos, they are actually much more of a teal colour.

Our nightstands were made over with a fresh colour and new knobs. We blogged about that transformation here.

We get a great deal of light in this room (and the light colours certainly help, but I love how the room always feels light, bright and relaxing.

Our vanity chair was also made over in the same colour as our nightstands, you can read about that here, and we love how these pieces nicely fill up this corner of the room. Plus it's a great space for me to use when getting ready if the bathroom's occupied.

We chose 2 slipper chairs for the space by the window (both from HomeSense) and they became a starting point for the colour palette for this room.


Another few shots of the gorgeous natural light this room gets (and how BLUE they make the curtains appear!).

Overall, we absolutely love this space. The bedroom, ensuite and closet colours all work perfectly together and we definitely gravitate towards light bright colours. We feel relaxed and happy when coming into this room, and that's most important to us.
Many of the projects in this room were purchased second hand and we re-did them ourselves, as well as many of the major aspects:
- Painting the entire space
- Designing the space (as well as the master ensuite which you can read about here and closet which you can read about here)
- Installing the floors
- Painting the dresser
- Creating the headboard
- Painting the vanity table
- Painting and upholstering the vanity chair
- Painting the small table between the side chairs
- Hemming the curtains
We truly feel our hardwork has paid off and the change is exactly what we were hoping for:
We only have a few things left to do: hang the photos beside the bed, finish up with what we want to do to the wall behind the bed and that's about it!

We've compiled a source list of everything in our master bedroom. If there is an item we have not listed and you would like to know where we got it please post a comment and we will reply!
Dresser- Ikea
Headboard- DIY Project
Headboard Fabric- Tonic Living
Nightstands- HomeSense
Vintage style Telephone- Sears
Picture Frames on Nightstands- Wal-Mart
Lights on Nightstands- HomeSense
Slipper Chairs- HomeSense
Side Table- Second Hand
Picture Frame on side table- Gift from Shannon at Burlap and Lace :)
Small Hydrangea Plant on side table and on nightstand- HomeSense
Vanity Table- Second Hand DIY Project
Vanity Chair- Second Hand DIY Project
Mirror above Vanity Table- Second Hand DIY Project
Plant on Vanity- HomeSense
Light on Vanity- HomeSense
Jewelry box- HomeSense
Bench- HomeSense
Tray on bench- HomeSense
Rug- Costco
Fireplace- Canadian Tire
Vase on Fireplace- HomeSense
Judy- HomeSense
Plant Pot- Ikea
Wooden Box- HomeSense
Bedding- HomeSense
Throw- HomeSense
Pillows- HomeSense
Ceiling Fixture- HomeSense
Mirror above dresser- Sears
Lamp on Dresser- HomeSense
Vase and flower on Dresser- HomeSense
Love sign- gift from our friend Lauren at our wedding :)
Picture Frame on Dresser- Indigo
Curtains- Ikea (clearance)
Curtain Rods- Lowes
Knobs on dresser and nightstands- Home Depot
Paint Colours:
Walls: "Reflecting Pool"- ICI/Duluxe Paints
Trim/baseboards: "Simply White"- Benjamin Moore
Dresser and vanity table: "Simply White"- Benjamin Moore
Nightstands/Vanity Chair: "Polar Jade"- Benjamin Moore
We hope you all enjoy this space as much as we do! Now off to relax :)
Melissa and Ian
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DIY Headboard

Hi Everyone,

So we've been posting about our staircase overhaul lately, and wanted to take a bit of a break from that to tell you about one of the many other projects we've been working on.

In the midst of the dust, paint and everything else going on around here, we had a headboard sitting around for months that we had been meaning to upholster. Honestly I think anyone who has been to our house in the last year and come upstairs, has seen that wooden headboard sitting in one of our spare rooms just waiting to be madeover.

The main reason why it took us so long, was because we were waiting for just the right fabric to come along. Designer rule #1, always pick your fabrics first and design your room around them. Well, we may have gone against that rule with this room. We found some chairs that we loved, used the fabric on those chairs to pick our paint colours and everything else for the room, however this made it difficult when we needed to pick a headboard fabric. We wanted this fabric to tie everything together- the paint colours, drapes, furniture, floors, etc. Yes, we know that was expecting a lot, but guess what?! We found it! One day we were checking out the Tonic Living site for some fabric for another project and came across this fabric: "Fleur, Summer":

This fabric perfectly combined the teals, whites, greys and brown in our floors together.
So we started with a plain wood headboard, which I thought I had taken a picture of to start, but apparently did not (oops!). We bought the headboard off Kijiji thinking we would paint it if the upholstering didn't work out, since we liked the shape of it.
Once we found the fabric, it was actually a lot easier to do that we thought.
Here is a list of supplies that you'll need:
- Old headboard OR piece of plywood cut to the shape and size you want
- Fabric (we bought 3 yards just in case, but only really used 2 and a bit)
- 2 inch thick foam (enough to cover your headboard plus a bit of extra)
- Batting (enough to cover your headboard)
- Hammer
- Spray glue
- Staple gun
- Marker or pen
- Utility knife and scissors
- Dust mask
- Iron
- Optional: Nailhead trim- we got ours from Lee Valley Tools here
- Mounting hardware
The first step you want to take, is to iron your fabric and set it aside. You want to make sure its wrinkle free when you place it on the headboard for attaching.
I would then suggest placing your foam on the floor and tracing out the shape of your headboard onto it. Then cut out your foam shape and trace the shape again, but move in 2 inches from the edge all the way around. So the shape you end up with, will give you a boarder of 2 inches all the way. This is really only necessary if you plan on adding the nailhead detail. If you're not adding that, then skip the second part of this step.
You then want to spray the foam with the glue (use a mask) and attach the foam to your headboard.
Place your batting on the floor and set the headboard on top (face down). You now want to stretch the batting all the way around and staple it tight. Make sure you pull it around to the back and staple into the back of the headboard all the way around. Cut any excess batting from the back of the headboard.
Next step is to carefully set your fabric on the floor face down (make sure its clean first!) and then set your headboard on top, again face down. Staple your fabric onto the headboard again pulling it tight as you go all the way around. Cut away any of the excess fabric and use a glue gun to glue any other excess fabric to the back of the headboard.
Lastly you will want to attach your nailhead trim (if doing so). Simply place the trim on the headboard and use the edge of your foam as your guide (you will feel it through the fabric and there will be a noticeable space where you edge your trim up against). The way it works, is that every 5th nail or so, they provide you with a tack you will actually have to hammer in, so you will not need to hammer in each and every nail.
You're done! You'll want to mount your headboard to the wall using whichever method your prefer (brackets, etc), but make sure the hardware you use can support the weight of your headboard. We chose to use the OOK Hangman 200 lb. French Cleat Picture Hanger from Home Depot, which worked out really well for us.
We found this tutorial from The Marilyn Denis Show really helpful as well.
Here is our finished product:
The nailhead trim turned out a lot better than I expected it to:
We also chose to mount it slight up from the top of the bed, based on the height of the headboard itself:
We also wanted to make sure the top of the headboard was close to the same height as our bedside table lamps:

For us, this seemed to be a good height for the room and wasn't too far up from the top of the bed. Plus, its not noticable from the front, once the pillows are on the bed and everything is all made up.

We're really happy with how it turned out and think it really helps to finish off the bed in this space:

And a sneak peek of the headboard in our finished bedroom (which we'll also be posting about soon!)

Here's the cost breakdown:
Solid wood headboard: $50.00 (purchased from Kijiji)
Fabric: $60 (3 yards purchased at $30/yard, but only 2 yards used)
Nailhead trim: $15 (4 bags at $5.00 each, only used 3)
Foam: $10.00
Batting: Had on hand (free!)
Mounting Hardware: $15.00
Total Cost: $150.00 (approx)
Definitely a cost savings in our books...since most of the headboards we've seen have been at least $200+. You could still cost costs by using a piece of plywood or wood on hand, going with a less expensive fabric and cutting out the nailhead detail if you choose.
Headboard: Kijiji
Fabric: Tonic Living
Nailhead trim: Lee Valley Tools
Batting: my mom's closet :)
Mounting Hardware: Home Depot
Have any of you upholstered anything lately? Have you used nailhead trim? If so, we'd love to hear how it worked out for you! Its almost Friday everyone! Happy weekend :)
Melissa and Ian


The Headboard Ordeal....

So as we are also in the process of redecorating our bedroom (on a budget as always), I came across a bed I feel in love with....

This is the Colette Bed from the Crate and Barrel website.
Its gorgeous, well made, and totally over our budget. Unfortunately we don't have $2000.00 in the budget for a bed.

So I found this bed instead at CSN stores (LOVE THEM!):

which I actually loved more and also loved its much more affordable price tag of $550.00.

However, in reading the reviews, I wasn't sure about the detail on the bed, and was very confused as to what the fabric colour ACTUALLY looked like. So I emailed and asked for a fabric sample. I got the sample in the mail, and was disappointed.
The picture above shows the bed in a velvet buckwheat colour, and that colour actually looks like this:

Now, there is nothing wrong with that colour, I actually don't mind it, but its not the colour I need for our bedroom. It wasn't that creamy white colour I was hoping for. The only other colour option they had was white, and a very BRIGHT white at that.

So scratch that option.

I thought about making one. Kate from Centsational Girl has made my dream headboard here:

Honestly though, I think it would take me months to make that...and it would probably be crooked and knowing my luck, it would probably fall and hit someone on head while sleeping...hmmmmm scratch that option too.

We happened to be returning something to Homesense last weekend when we saw these headboards:

So it wasn't a bed, but it was a gorgeous fabric, right colour, and the nailhead detail looked very well done. Quality!
Plus the price was totally right. Less than half of what the bed at CSN cost.

We figured we could either get a metal frame like this for the bed:

or build a frame out of wood (Ian's preferred option). But we are still debating on that one. If we choose the metal frame option, all we have to do, is get a nice bed skirt (Ian is apparently not a bed skirt fan...I think he has images of this in his mind):

while I have images of this:

so we'll see. The option of building a frame, sounds great, but will be a lot of work, more expensive and we either need to cover it with a skirt anyways, or upholster it (which I am not too sure about!).

So that's up for debate still.

However, getting this headboard home was not exactly easy. We tried borrowing my brothers hatch back to put it in. Wouldn't go. We tried thinking of someone we knew who had a van we could luck.  We went to Rona to see if we could rent a vans available. We went to Home Depot to rent a van...they wouldn't let us since we weren't buying anything from the store. GRRRRRR!

So last option... U-Haul. Honestly that whole "$19.95!" deal sounds so great...until you factor in mileage, and a whole list of other fee's I can't remember. So it cost us $42.00 to rent a U-Haul for 25 minutes to get this headboard home. Good thing the headboard wasn't that expensive.

Driving the U-Haul was an experience all in its own! But we got it home and it looks awesome :)

So what are your thoughts?

Wood bed frame or metal frame? If any of you have built a frame before, please include your link in the comments below! Thanks :)

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