I can't tell you how happy I am that our first major project for our bedroom is complete! Okay, I guess I can tell you. I'm really really really happy. So happy that every time I walk into our room and see our bed I sort of giggle to myself. And now I make the bed every. single. morning. just so I can look at it all day. It totally changes the whole "ness" of our room and I LOVE the direction it's going.
Big difference huh? Please ignore the fact that I STILL don't have lampshades for our repurposed lamps. Who knew that lampshades were so expensive? I just can't justify spending 30 dollars on new lampshades when the whole purpose of the project was to save money. Anyone know of a good place for cheap lampshades? Excuse my digression. This post isn't about lampshades. It's about our awesome new bed :)
The shutters were purchased at a salvage yard in South Carolina. Sarah talked me into going because they got tons of stuff there for their wedding for a good deal. Thank goodness she did! And you know what the best part is? They came JUST like that. Okay, well, I pressure washed them and scrubbed them down. But all that perfectly awesome antiqued old paint? Yep. That was how they came. I didn't even have to do a darn thing. We put the headboard together by following this tutorial. We followed it almost exactly, improvising where we weren't totally sure. We didn't do the crown molding at the top either.
Also, the white duvet cover, shams and bedskirt all came from Target. I'm pretty much in love with it. When we eventually buy new rails for our bed (we are using a set of rails that were originally on a twin bed in the guest room), we will buy a little bit taller ones so that 2 X 4 (in the photo above) won't show at all :)
Thanks for checking it out! Can't wait for our next project for this room: My great grandma's dresser and curtains for those french doors :)