Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'm Most Thankful for My Bed.

I was in Primary and our teacher asked us to draw a picture of what we were most thankful for. While other kids were drawing pictures of their families, their pets, their houses, or their cars...I drew a picture of my bed.

Yes. My bed.

Luckily, my parents aren't easily offended and they thought my picture was hilarious. I actually think they saved it, but I don't know where it's at.

***Correction: My parents did not save it because it was on a chalkboard, my dad was totally worried, and I wasn't in my second grade class like I previously thought. Sometimes I get my "time and space" mixed up. Whatev!

I had never had a bed that sported a headboard until I'd been living on my own for 4 years and finally bought my own bed. Student housing normally came furnished so there was never any need for me to buy one until I decided I had some minimal taste and style.

It looked like this: Except it had little rods in the head piece in place of wooden slats.

Stylish, right? hah. It was forty bucks! Anyway, I painted it black and it became my new favorite bed until I sold it and moved to Missouri.

We currently have a bed that looks like this: Which we got for freeeeeee! I love free.

I also really like our bed. but I also really like different headboards--like ones made of fabrics, or doors, or window frames? Okay, I show you!

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="431" caption="HGTV"][/caption]

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="440" caption="BHG. Curtain+curtain rod+markers=headboard!"][/caption]

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="440" caption="BHG. Simple and so fun! Could totally DIY."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="440" caption="BHG--Metal scrolls"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="493" caption="HGTV"][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="493" caption="HGTV. Old sign! We used an old road sign for our dining room table."][/caption]

Here are some simple ideas for DIY headboards:

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="343" caption="Wallpaper headboard framed with molding."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="416" caption="Centsational Girl"][/caption]

DIY shutter headboard:

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For over $1,200???

I'll take the cheap one thank you.

***Update on the house: everything is knocked down/ripped up/taken out! We have just a little more clean up to do and probably a thousand nails to hammer in. We will be ordering windows soon and My Honeypie will be starting the electrical and plumbing shortly. Yay! Go house! I have do have pictures, but haven't been anywhere I can upload them yet. So sorry!


  1. These are all really neat! My only problem is that I want to be able to sit up in bed, and all the pretty headboards look super uncomfortable to lean against. I can't decide what I want more: pretty or comfy. *sigh* It's a dilemma.

  2. I'd never even thought of that...good point! I mostly just want pretty.

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