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Built in Headboard! Only $4.00 dollars!!

25 April 2011

Built in Headboard! Only $4.00 dollars!!! By Natalie

Hi!  I'm Natalie from A Turtle's Life for Me and am shaking in my boots to be guest posting for Cassity today!  She's incredible and the first person to ever approach me about a guest post! How cool is that??!  And incredibly sweet to boot!

I just started blogging at the end of January, basically because I was so inspired by all of you talented women out there and thought it would be cool to have a place to chronicle my successes and failures!  I've been having a blast at A Turtle's Life for Me getting to know so many of you and decorating my house at the same time!  I may possibly be the cheapest person you'll ever meet, so you won't find anything too extravagant over at my blog. Just lots of easy, quick, low-cost projects (decorating and recipes!), so come over and see if you find anything that's your style!

Today I'm going to show you my headboard project for our master bedroom. This project was the epitome of cheap and easy!  Woot!! Woot!!

About a year ago, we moved our bed to the other side of our bedroom and while I love the location of the bed, it drove me bonkers that the headboard overlapped the windows! Especially with the slat style headboard that we had going on!  Plus we lost about an inch of floor space (in our already tight bedroom!), since we couldn't push our bed back the whole way!  Here's the before (and take notice to the metal blinds that wouldn't go up the whole way!  Oy vey! Why did we live with them for 3.5 years??)

And our after!!

What did we do?? Just nailed a piece of beadboard to the wall!  We got the beadboard free from a friend (I'm a huge fan of bartering!), and then spent about $3 on the trim pieces.  On my blog, I give the full breakdown of all the costs. After we had it nailed to the wall, I put some wood putty in all the nail holes and caulked around all the seams before painting it white.

After it was painted, I had the wreath that I made (for a quarter!! Seriously, you've gotta try this bartering thing), and all I did was slip some ribbon through it and then use a staple gun to attach it to the top trim piece.

I already had the bird pictures to place on top. Then I found some clearance blinds at Lowe's that were marked down to $11 each!  I was really hesitant to buy them because in the store the color looked way off. But when I got them home... BAM!! They were perfect!

I just taught myself how to sew a couple weeks ago and I'm addicted to pillows now!   I made the tie pillow out of a thrift store tie and some silk napkins I bought on clearance. I just added the yellow rosette pillow this weekend!

And I'm trying to tie the whole thing together with our master bathroom too!  It's not finished yet (and, yes, it was started about 2 years ago!!), but here's the before of what the bathroom looked like when we moved in.

And here's what we've done so far...

Soon I'll do a complete post on this bathroom make-over over at my blog!  Just a couple more things I want to finish first!

And no visit to my bedroom would be complete without a peak at a few of my favorite shoes!  

YES!!! Turquoise and yellow!  Holla!!

Thanks so much for letting me visit today, Cassity!! And I'd love to have some new company over at A Turtle's Life for Me!!


Meri April 25, 2011 at 7:32 AM  

I seriously love this! I saw it on your blog, and just fell in love. :) You did a beautiful job and no one would ever know that it was such a frugal project! wtg!

Karrie April 25, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

Fabulous!!!! I am intrigued by your style! That wall art in the bathroom is so awesome!

MEGMAC April 25, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

WOW, what an impact! Totally love it. Great job!!


lisaroyhandbags April 25, 2011 at 2:31 PM  

this looks great! the bed looked so awkward before and now it looks like it was made for that spot! love your pillows too :)

Natalie April 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM  

Thanks so much for letting me guest post today, Cassity!! And thanks to everybody else for the comments too! It's just made my day so much brighter!!

Anne Magee April 25, 2011 at 10:41 PM  

Well that is super cute! Love how you have a ledge to place art on! And your pillows are fab!

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