My daughter’s Bedroom Makeover is finished, and now it’s time for The Big Reveal. I certainly made you wait long enough for it! But there was just so much I wanted to show you, so I had to break it up into five parts. Now that you’ve seen most of it, let’s talk about the walls.
Work with what you have…. for this Bedroom Makeover, that was pretty much my mantra. Rather than buy a new daybed, which is what my teenage daughter wanted, I worked with her existing captain’s bed, hoping to turn it into a one-of-a-kind, ultra stylish, not recycled, but Up-cycled Bed.
This Bedroom Makeover for my 15-year old daughter started off with no real direction…just a bunch of mis-matched ideas that kept changing from one moment to the next. So before painting or buying new bedding, we decided to focus on the bed itself. It is, after all, the focal point of every bedroom. My daughter wanted a day bed, but I knew we could work with what she already had. Her captain’s bed could easily be turned on it’s side. The only thing missing? A headboard. And, boom, just like that we had our starting point. Here’s how we made an Upholstered Headboard.
If your headboard needs a makeover, here’s an idea: Use Drapery Rod Finials to Give Bedposts a Boost. It certainly worked in this case, turning a generic picket fence headboard into something a little more upscale. These days, drapery rod finials come in so many shapes and sizes. You just have to think outside the box. You can add them to all sorts of things, paint over them, and be amazed by how they add instant style.