August 31, 2009

What To Do When You Don't Have A Headboard?

Greetings Friends~ ~ ~I would like to share with you a little bedroom project. Below is the Before. Wallpaper is all over in this house done by the previous owners. Right now it's staying right where it is. I do like wallpaper but you know what I mean when I say I had rather choosen it myself. The whole house is of victorian decor. The paper in the bedroom is on all 4 walls. A window on each side of the bed looked a little disjointed to me so I wanted to tie it all together on the bed wall. Also note that there is no headboard. The effect I was going for was to create a headboard of sorts. I attempt to achieve that with lots of pillows till this point. Also the small picture gets lost on the big wall but it is all I have right now that fits with the decor.
Below is the After picture. I robbed the spare room of the window valance. It really is a wine color but may look black on your screen. Covering the wall between the windows I hung 4 lace panels that match the ones on each window. Then hung the picture over the lace. I like the way it ties the wall together. What do you think?

I pulled the roll shades down in an attempt to get a true color of the valance. Notice the wall to wall carpet in the bedroom. A black background with cream and pink flowers. All of the carpet in the house is patterned. All put down by previously owners. Not something I would have thought to do but I love how it hides the dirt and dust bunnies. I have Always had hard wood floors so this is a new experience for me. The only hard wood I have is in the diningroom where I have an oriental covering most of it except about a foot around the edges.

The previous owners put borders all over the house. I'm not crazy about them but for right now they will stay and I am making the best of them. Below is the border in the bedroom, a swag of sorts edged in lace. In the above picture you can see the border above the windows. The wallpaper is also of a swag design.

You might have noticed lots of cooking going on here at the blog. I love to cook and you can see by my bedside table what I mostly read.
Also lots of little bottles of Essential Oils that I use every day to give my body the building blocks it need for a happy and healthy immune system. I keep a tray full on the bedtable and every morning and evening I will rub an oil or two on my body. It's a great preventative measure. The smell is also emotionally uplifting and a few of the oils are conducive to a good nights sleep. If you are having trouble sleeping contact me for some suggestions. I love to share my knowledge of essential oils. Sharing about these specific oils is my passion!
You can also visit my website to watch a video and learn more.

I am pretty pleased with the results of this small transformation.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

You might want to visit Susan Here for a list of others who are joining in the fun of Metamorphosis Monday. Susan is our weekly host for this amazing event. Thank you Susan.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Jane said...

I think your fabric headboard looks great in your room. There is a dramatic difference between the before and the after photos. Great idea.

Sherrie said...

That was a great way to keep with the Victorian look and give real impact to that headboard wall.

Nice job!


black eyed susans kitchen said...

So inviting! That bed looks very comfy and cozy.

Bill said...

Great idea! It looks very rich and romantic! Nicely done!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is very pretty!

Great job!


knitseashore said...

I love the way you've incorporated things you can't change like the borders and the carpets with your own pieces. Everything looks so good -- just like a bed and breakfast -- very cozy and relaxing!

We had to rip out carpet in our old house -- did both levels over time. Then we moved to a newer house and now we have to rip out carpets all over again. I think the hardwood is better for allergies, plus we have the three cats! Much easier to clean. :)

Laurel said...

Great idea and the room looks so "finished" now. Nice work.

Kelee said...

Hi Ahrisha!!

Great project! Nice transformation.....

love, kelee