Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The horse gate headboard reveal

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The master bedroom decorating is nearly complete with the horse gate headboard done. Yay!

So remember Apartment Guide's challenge?

 "DIY on a Dime: Easy Design Projects for Every Space"

 A decor "hack" type project - re-doing or upgrading a centerpiece or some antique item, thrifted object, IKEA furniture, etc. in your home with a $100 budget. 

Very fun to create! But I was overdue for a change. 

Come on in!

The tour

My cat Teddy and I have been working very hard on the bedroom. And we've come to a conclusion... the 'new' bed is soft and messy enough for her and rustic enough for me. We are a happy team! :)

Yes! Another messy too many pillowed crumply bed.
And this time with a punch of colour. All for a whopping $22.50.

How I did it

(anything not priced I had on hand)

Horse Gate - free off a burn pile

Board and batten walls - random 8' boards nailed to the drywall, then painted

The horse gate was the PERFECT width to accommodate the kingsized bed and looks smart against the fresh coat of wall paint.

Wrought iron hooks hold up twiggy wreaths.

A collection of rustic twiggy wreaths dress up the hooks and help to soften the boxy lines of the gate.

Galvanized buckets - $2.50

Flowers - $8.50 total

These little galvanized pots were the perfect touch to hold some colourful blooms.

Edited to add: the barbed wire is HIGH above where any head would lean back on, so all is well! I needed some 'risky element' and this would be it. :)

Pillows galore

floral and red ones - $2 each

Once again, a ridiculous amount of pillows have you falling for this bed. My own son is a pillow and blanketaholic himself so he now wants a messy bed too. :)

Navy quilt - $7.00

blue teacup and saucer for my lattes - .25

Bed tray - an old barn wood table top

Total I spent out of pocket for the 'new bed and linens' - $22.25

So how did I do Apartment Guide? :)

Two very different looks, but honestly? The 2nd one is actually more me. It feels a little less frilly, a little less up-cycled and just a more casual happy place to crash with my laptop any time of day! 

And I have to admit, the colour makes me happy. :)

And the new look goes ohhh so cool with my pallet closet wall. :)

Thank-you  Apartment Guide for helping me achieve 'a "fresh new bed!"

(all bedroom redo 2012 projects on Funky Junk are HERE)

(and on this review blog HERE)

Inspired by Charm's Michael, thanks for your amazing inspiration. I hope I did you proud. :)

And the winner of the Home Depot $50 giveaway is:

Congrats Tina! I'll be emailing you. :)

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