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 yow will discover wonderful dwelling decor (or future dwelling decor) in essentially the most sudden locations. Sure, thrift shops have nice offers, and Fb Market is stuffed 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 picture shared by one in every of my favourite native designers, Christy Ramón. She posted a pic of a stupendous 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 strains of “OMG I LOOOOOVE THIS PRINT.” All caps, zero chill. Christy responded, asking if I’d be all for a Hollyhocks material remnant she had leftover from a venture. Once more, with zero chill by any means, 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 entire yards for a mere $40 (an nearly 90 % low cost). Then I squirreled it away till the right venture got here alongside.

What ultimately 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 material. Fortunately, I discovered the right factor to make use of as the bottom of the venture within the type of this busted bookcase I rescued from Fb Market.

The cabinets of this secondhand bookcase had been simply vast 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 venture (the others are standing by for a future venture). 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 material.

After connecting the boards with strap ties, I hung my completed headboard on the wall utilizing a French cleat. You may’t even inform the top product was once a bookshelf! The grand complete of this venture got here in somewhat below $100 — a bit greater than most of my initiatives price, 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 venture turned out, and love that the unhappy previous bookshelf has a brand new life as a stupendous centerpiece in our bed room. And don’t fear — even on this kind, books will nonetheless all the time be shut at hand.