Monday, October 05, 2009

Best DIY Headboard EVER!

Well, I'm back from my week in Texas, and I just want to warn you...you're going to get sick of hearing me talk about my vacation. I can't help it. I had fun AND I have some of the greatest friends ever!

I've just spent several hours on my couch getting reacquainted with my boyfriend Tivo and didn't really get through downloading as many of the pics I took as I'd like so, I'm settling for a relatively quick post...but don't let that fool you. Below you'll find the greatest DIY headboard ever. You seriously won't believe it wasn't picked up in some high end Dallas design firm!

My friends Jennifer and Jason will be married in just a couple of months and in the midst of registries and wedding plans, they've begun combining their great sense of style. They're both fans of traditional decor and have great eyes for possibilities. Upon seeing a mantle at a resale shop (I believe), they quickly decided it could be put to good use and repurposed as a headboard. I think they made an excellent choice! How fabulous is this sucker?! You be the judge!!!


Jennifer and Jason, I had a great couple of days with you. Thanks for showing me around your fav design shops! I know your future home will be filled with love and fab furnishings!


24 comments:

laurelstreet said...

So smart - I love that. Nice detail on the fabric insert. I wish I'd thought of it!

Pinky said...

OMG, I love it! Never would ahve thought to do this!!!!!!!!!!! I may start loking for a MANTLE!!!!:) PInky

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Get OUT!!! That is the coolest headboard I've ever seen! Love the mantel. Love the fabric! I want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

pk said...

Very creative idea to use the mantle as a headboard, and it turned out great!
pk @ room remix

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! Very nice. You did a wonderful job on that project and it looks great.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

That is an amazing headboard! What a great find for them, and what a clever idea!

Delightful Dwelling said...

That headboard is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Thats AWESOME! Love it!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

What a fabulous idea! Makes a great statement.

Tamera said...

That sucker IS fabulous!! Love, love, love it! I am in need of a headboard and have been stewing for some time over what to do...thanks for another inspiring idea!
Tamera@doubledelight

heidi @ Wonder Woman Wannabe said...

looks divine!

Living With Lindsay said...

I love it!!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I love this idea! And I love that they made the center plush! *wheels of ideas are turning*.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Beautiful!

Love the Decor! said...

Just found you!!
This headboard is amazing!!
Looking forward to following you and seeing all your wonderful projects

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Whoa, that is a GREAT idea!! Love it. It looks so lush & beautiful.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

That is a GREAT idea! Even if I didn't use it as a headboard, I'd be hpapy if my actual MANTEL looked like that one. It is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa Stover said...

that's fabulous! love it!

Runner Mom said...

This is simply lovely!! Thanks for sharing it!
Hugs!
Susan

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Yes! It's beautiful, what a great transformation.

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Wow what a great idea! NOw I have another thing to keep my eyes out for! Great headboard!

Amber said...

What a wonderful idea. It looks lovely as their headboard and adds so much character!

MotherhoodFilm said...

Pretty fabulous.
I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
*Eliza’s blog*

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow, that's beautiful. Your friends have great taste! You'll have to visit them more often, so that you can share their house with us! ;)