I have never had a completed bedroom - it wasn't high on my list of priorities. I wanted a decorated living area, put-together guest bath, and cute kid rooms; but never wanted to invest much money in the master bedroom.
"Someday," I thought; but not when there were so many other areas of my home that needed attention, my bedroom seemed unimportant (after all, I don't entertain guests in the master bedroom!).
However, after reading several posts from The Nester, I was convinced: my bedroom needed attention. It deserved attention.
The first order of business? Challenge my husband to create a headboard for less than $50. And he did. With lots of creative cutting (using one sheet of mdf and some molding),the total for the supplies was $48!
I am thrilled with the way it turned out - it is definitely a focal point (the photos make it seem small, but it is very chunky and tall - nearly 5 feet!)
Just this one addition to our bedroom has totally transformed the way I feel about the room. Now I actually enjoy spending time there - in fact, I have discovered that perched atop my bed, leaning against my new headboard is an excellent blogging spot!
I have several more projects planned, including creating some sort of art work above the bed. I love monograms - and thought a variation of this idea would look great, but I am not sure. If you have any other ideas, let me know!
Now, if only I could install wood flooring and crown molding, get new nightstands and fluffy white bedding...