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Monday, December 26, 2011

Boys' Room Painted Headboards

Though this room is far from finished, I got the painting done and wanted to show y'all!  
 (I'm not from TX but sometimes wish I was:)

My boys are 5 and 2, and so once the 2 year old outgrows the crib (hopefully that won't happen soon), his bed will mirror his brothers'.  

When we first moved in.

(updated 1/23/12)

So here's my painted headboards!  First I painted the wall red, that took 5 coats, then  used my level and I cut my own diamond shape out of card stock and traced the pattern on to the wall.  Then I hand painted about 100 white diamonds, using 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of white gloss paint.  I taped around the edges to get a nice white border.  I painted the matching headboard for when my toddler gets big enough for a "big boy bed."
Window Wall View:

I've had the lamp for awhile (from Marshalls), but got some blue ribbon on some christmas presents, and so I used sticky dots to wrap it around the lampshade and tied the ribbon ends together in the back to hold it on.  
I ordered the chevron pillows on Etsy.   I got the duvet cover from IKEA, (I don't think it's available anymore:( )
 I love the pillow combination in this photo, so I'll be adding a bolster and standard sham soon.  (Luckily my 5 year old likes his things "just so" and makes his bed just like I like it so I know he can handle 3 pillows)

Budget Friendly Projects to work on for this room:
*Buy blue standard shams for each bed, saw some at PB kids.
*Sew a blue and white stripe bolster pillow
*Toying with the idea of a roman shade with a white ribbon or greek key detail...(the window treatment now is a flat sheet bunched up with ponytail holders on the back and safety pinned around the curtain rod.)
*Artwork for over the dresser in simple white frames.
*A simple moulding to trim out the headboards.

*Board and batten for the room.
*Get a new dresser- thinking of a red one from IKEA or one with a dark walnut finish. (to replace this cheapy we've had forever from Target.)

This project even got the hubby's approval:-)


  1. It's so nice to see you are back blogging again! I have missed your posts. I love the boys headboards. They are fun and yet not too jjuvenile, definetly good for years to come. Mery Christmas!

  2. This looks awesome Lauren! Love the diamonds. This must have taken forever. Love the Texas accent you are using. I am sure you are just channeling me. ;) What a great idea with your lamp shade. those really cute ones to buy are so dang expensive. Ribbon off a present. Pure genius.

  3. It looks fabulous...great job and It's so nice to see you blogging again. I missed your decorating ideas.

  4. Oh my goodness it looks sooooo great!! I love the painted headboards & wish I could do them too!!!! awesome



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