things that go bump in the night.

my search continues for a cool and affordable diy headboard. i've seen lots of padded, upholstered headboards of all shapes and sizes, but none of them that really did it for me until i stumbled across this one:

salvaged window wallpaper frames.

{photo is thanks to craftynest.com!}

simple, laidback, and could be made to perfectly match your bed linens while also adding in a touch of contrasting color without being 'too much.' actually, this exact one would be pretty perfect in our room. i'm at least fairly sure that i could find a similar windowpane at our local flea market, since it's similar to the one i bought and made into a backdrop of sorts for my craft show displays.

i guess you could also use pretty scrapbooking papers, and could leave the original glass in the windows if you wanted {although i banged it all out with a hammer for this one, and it was oh-so therapeutic}.

the other idea i really loved was also a refurbished/repurposed idea... an old mantelpiece converted over a bed thanks to apartment therapy. i like the idea of having an instant mantel to put art or photos or hang little tiny stockings at christmas.

{photo thanks to aparmenttherapy.com!}

i also love the pillows on that bed. new throw pillows for our couch are so high on my to-make list right now it's not even funny!

another super-simple idea i really like is to just hang a piece of pre-made white picket fencing above it. this idea came from better homes and gardens, which has a great article on diy headboards. {also a super cute idea for a little girl's room, maybe above a daybed?}
{photo thanks to bhg.com!}

this idea also comes from a good friend of mine's beautiful house, where she has two pieces of white fence on either side of her fireplace, which looks awesome. this is me and my sister in law at her house for the baby shower she threw me. love love love it with the tan wall color and built-in bookshelves below!
Pregs fence
i can't wait to try one of these ideas, i think it will make our bedroom feel so much more finished.

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