As I’m trying to get the basics done on the guest bedroom (trim installed, floor finished, etc.), my mind naturally wanders to the fun stuff. I’m ready to get to the decorating and the pretty stuff! And for the last couple of days, I’ve been a tad bit obsessed with one particular suggestion that I received.
If you’ll remember, the wall color that I used on the accent wall in the bedroom was a custom mix that I had color matched to the blue velvet that I had intended to use for the headboard. But as I got the wall finished, I no longer liked the blue velvet with the wall. I have another fabric that I thought would work, but it’s just a creamy off white color. And as much as I like the fabric, a creamy off white just wasn’t really doing much for me. I like color and contrast, and using a neutral headboard would send this room in a direction that isn’t really me.
But then someone (thanks, Adele!) suggested a golden yellow headboard, and I haven’t been able to get that idea out of my head. Golden yellow isn’t a color that I’ve used anywhere else in my house, but I do love the boldness of it. And I don’t really know that a guest bedroom needs to coordinate exactly with the main areas of the house.
So last night, I did a search for yellow headboards, golden yellow upholstered beds, etc. And I found one that stopped me in my tracks. Check out this Whitman Upholstered Headboard from Birch Lane. It comes in ten different colors, but this yellow would be perfect for the room…
I tried to do a little copy and paste to see what it would look like in the room. I think it would be amazing!
So I think that’s the direction I’m going with this room. I absolutely love that bold color.
As I was thinking about how to get that look, I was debating whether I wanted to just buy a ready-made bed, or build one from scratch. Building it would certainly save quite a bit of money.
But then I realized that I already have quite a bit of that bed built. Remember the bed I built several years ago for our master bedroom? You can click here to see how I built the wood bed frame. Here’s how it looked before I stained it.
So as far as building a bed, I’m halfway there. In fact, I’d say that I have the hard part done. To transform that into a beautiful golden yellow upholstered bed, I’d just need some foam, batting, spray adhesive, and fabric. I’d also need to switch out the feet.
I also made this headboard to go with it, but it may be easier just to start from scratch with a new headboard. You can click here to see how I made this DIY headboard.
So I think I’m going to use our existing bed frame and reupholster it, and build a new headboard from scratch. I mean, I’m a DIYer, and I love to build and make things, so that seems much more satisfying to me than just buying a bed and sticking it in the room. Plus, I can reuse something we already have rather than trying to figure out how to get rid of a fully assembled queen-size solid wood bed frame that doesn’t come apart.
I think I may have found the perfect fabric, too. This Majesty Velvet in Gold from Fabric.com seems pretty perfect. There are two customer photos in the review, and it looks really pretty.
I’m not sure if that’s too gold, though. The customer pictures make it look a bit more yellow and less gold, which I think I would prefer. Unfortunately, I don’t see a way to purchase a sample. I’d actually prefer a linen or woven fabric like the Birch Lane headboard, but if I can’t find that, then polyester velvet is certainly a favorite of mine as well.
I love this direction. This seems much more exciting, and much more “me” than a blue headboard that blends in with the wall, or a creamy off-white headboard. Now, see? This is why I love input from y’all! Sometimes I get something stuck in my mind and can’t see past that. All it takes is a suggestion for me to see other possibilities.
Now if I can only get the trim and the floor finished, I can get on to this fun stuff! 😀