Bookshelf to Headboard Earlier than and After

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If there’s one factor that DIYers and budget-savvy decorators know, it’s that you’ll find superb residence decor (or future residence decor) in probably the most sudden locations. Sure, thrift shops have nice offers, and Fb Market is filled with treasures — however don’t overlook to maintain your eyes open wherever you go, since you would possibly simply luck into one thing nice.

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For me, that luck got here from a random Instagram photograph shared by certainly one of my favourite native designers, Christy Ramón. She posted a pic of a wonderful classic Danish chair that had been reupholstered in my very favourite materials from design darling Home of Hockney: “Hollyhocks.” And if I recall appropriately, my remark was one thing alongside the traces of “OMG I LOOOOOVE THIS PRINT.” All caps, zero chill. Christy responded, asking if I’d be interested by a Hollyhocks cloth remnant she had leftover from a undertaking. Once more, with zero chill in anyway, I responded with a collection of emojis that I hoped would convey the “YES!” I used to be screaming at my display screen. “Hollyhocks” retails for nearly $200 per yard; shopping for designer leftovers helped me snag two complete yards for a mere $40 (an virtually 90 p.c low cost). Then I squirreled it away till the right undertaking got here alongside.

What finally referred to as to me: a customized upholstered headboard with a scalloped form. I’d seen others within the wild and I needed to create the look with my beautiful cloth. Fortunately, I discovered the right factor to make use of as the bottom of the undertaking within the type of this busted bookcase I rescued from Fb Market.

The cabinets of this secondhand bookcase had been simply broad sufficient that every of the 5 cabinets would line up completely to span the width of our queen-size mattress. I began by disassembling the entire thing and taking solely the cabinets to make use of for this undertaking (the others are standing by for a future undertaking). Then, I traced an arch form onto the cabinets and used a jig noticed to make the cuts. Fortunately, the particle board was tremendous simple to chop!

When it got here to including the cushion, I lucked out and located the 1-inch foam I wanted on sale on the craft retailer for simply $16. After gluing that in place, I wrapped the board in batting that I stapled into place; I adopted with my beautiful cloth.

After connecting the boards with strap ties, I hung my completed headboard on the wall utilizing a French cleat. You possibly can’t even inform the top product was a bookshelf! The grand whole of this undertaking got here in a little bit beneath $100 — a bit greater than most of my tasks value, however a depraved deal contemplating the unique worth of the material would have been about $200 per yard.

I completely love how each side of the undertaking turned out, and love that the unhappy previous bookshelf has a brand new life as a wonderful centerpiece in our bed room. And don’t fear — even on this type, books will nonetheless all the time be shut at hand.