This is week 5 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home. Taking on this 6 week challenge has been so much fun and definitely challenging! Things are getting really real – as in there is only 1 week left until the reveal! It is time to wrap up all of my projects and start putting everything into place. I am so excited to finish this space and give my daughter her own “big girl” room. We just celebrated her 3rd birthday so it is perfect timing for this room reveal!
It’s no secret that I’m a thrifty gal who loves an awesome deal. I love to scour thrift stores for treasures, browse discount stores, and find freebies from friends and neighbors – like this awesomely free dresser! When we had a friend offer us a free twin bed (with a practically brand new box spring and mattress!) I was super excited. My husband Nic can vouch for my unashamed giddiness over scoring freebies. What can I say – I love a great deal!
If you missed the previous weeks of my One Room Challenge you can find them here:
The bed came with a leather headboard that looked brand new, but it just didn’t fit with the modern farmhouse style that I wanted to incorporate into the room. I came up with the idea to re-do the headboard by wrapping some fabric around it to give it a different color and texture. The headboard was already padded so this project turned out to be pretty simple and straight forward.
While searching for fabric to cover the headboard I had the idea to use a drop cloth. I have seen drop cloths used for curtains and other upholstery projects so I decided to give it a try. I love the texture and color so I didn’t need to make any adjustments. And the best part – drop cloths are super affordable so it didn’t break my budget! The only thing I needed to do to prep the fabric was to cut it to size and iron out the wrinkles!
After I cut the fabric to the size I needed and did some ironing I grabbed my staple gun and got to work. I stapled the two side edges first making sure to pull the fabric tightly so that it didn’t have any loose fabric. Then I did the top and bottom sections, and folded the corners carefully to create neat folds.
Now it has a whole new look and feel! I really like the texture and softness that it brings to the room now. I also love the bedding and accessories that I have found so far for the room. I still have more to add, but this is a good start 😉
As you can tell, my next project will be to finish up the board and batten on the walls. I have a coat of white paint on the walls, and the next step is a trip to the home improvement store for supplies.
The items I have left on my to-do list are:
- Completing the board and batten
- Installing a new light fixture
- Hanging artwork
See you next week for the reveal! I can’t believe there is only one week left – I’d better get moving 😉 My daughter will be so excited to sleep in her new room when it’s finished!