Headboard Project!

In CategoryNavel Gazing

So I got a few negative comments about my Sheepskin Rug Headboard idea.

If by “a few,” I mean every single person who heard about it gagged.

And I do.

However, I was still pretty married to the idea – until in an effort to vindicate myself, I went to Google and searched for the Super Expensive Fancy One that’s in a Celebrity’s House . . . and failed.

So. Disappointed.

Nate Berkus hasn’t installed one of these in Jennifer Aniston’s bedroom? Or Brangelina’s?

Come on, Brad and Angelina look pretty wild – a sheepskin rug headboard would totally be right up their alley.

I still sort of think it will happen one day…and then I will be all AH-HA! And rub it in everyone’s faces.

Side Story:

You know those wreaths made out of Christmas ornaments hot-glued around a frame?

I made one of those about 15 years ago.

And everyone laughed at me.

And now they sell them in Pottery Barn for seventy-five dollars.

Just sayin’.

ANYway, I DID abandon my fantastic, fashion forward, avant-garde headboard idea and decided to get some foam, a store-bought quilted coverlet, and slap that sucker together.

Ta Da!

Love, love, love the texture and the color. Our summer quilt will go great with it.

I know these pictures aren’t great. It was dark and snowy outside, and I have a crap camera, and I am a crap camera operator.

So, there’s that.

I have some ideas about painting the lamps and replacing the shades. I’ll take better pictures if I do.

What do you think? (she said, blatantly fishing for compliments)

14 Responses to “Headboard Project!”

  1. Applie Says:

    I like it! Very nice!
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  2. Rose Catriona Says:

    It looks fabulous!!!! now this idea I might borrow since we don’t have a headboard either. send me the details?

  3. Deb @ Green V-Neck Says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!!! Your bed looks totally inviting, all crisp and clean and, hey, wtf is going on with your nightstand? Where are empty water glasses? Used kleenex?

    Kind of on-subject….where did you get your duvet? I desperately want a (fake)down duvet but have no idea where to purchase one that will last a good decade.
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  4. Tressa Says:

    I like it. Very clean. You seem very crafty. Nice!
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  5. Melanie Says:

    Love it! Very neat and tidy looking. Much better than sheepskin studded with human hair and other things. And I am also wondering where you hid all the nightstand gunk. Because Other Deb and I can’t be the only slobs around here.

    By the way, I made two of those ornament wreaths! They were enormous. I made a multicolored one for my MIL and a golden one for my mom. I also went a little crazy and covered a styrofoam tree form with glass ornaments. That was quickly claimed by my mother, as well. I had vague notions of selling them at craft fairs, but then I had a drink and got over myself.
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  6. Marcie Says:

    I love the new quilted headboard! BUT, I should have commented on the other post. I liked the idea of a sheepskin headboard. It was ever so intriguing.
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  7. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    Very versatile-looking and will be easy to update through every season! I reallly like it.

    BTW, the sheepskin idea is very kewl too.
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  8. Deb Says:


    Fine, if you insist. I put all the nightstand stuff on the floor next to the thirteen pairs of dirty socks my husband keeps over there. Happy now?

    Marcie and Mrs C – where were you guys when I was accepting polling data on this subject? I could’ve used the support.

    As for the comforter…it is a gen-u-ine down comforter from Eddie Bauer that I bought back when we were Double-Income-No-Kids people (DINKs). It was outrageously expensive and don’t be all thinking it’s FAUX. Jeez.

  9. Theresa Says:

    Love it!!!!!
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  10. MNKritsy Says:

    That looks really cool…love that fabric. Great idea. Much better than dead sheep.
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  11. J. Ho. Says:

    love it, deb! glad you put down the pot & came back to earth…sheepskin…hahahaha. this new nifty headboard will be awesome…it’ll work with all kinds of quilts/comforters!
    J. Ho.´s last blog post ..OMG!!!

  12. Marcie Says:

    I should have spoken up…sorry I didn’t. But I was thinking about it. I think you should add your orange as a punch of color! And maybe a touch of turquoise!
    Marcie´s last blog post ..I Need A Personal Organizer

  13. Connie Weiss Says:

    I love it!! I see you don’t have a cabin theme going on in there.
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  14. Liz in Aus Says:

    How about a matching sheepskin lampshade?