Today, I’m giving all the credit for this guest bedroom headboard makeover to my crazy creative Dad who took two headboards and made them into one like a total boss!
As you guys know, my Mom and I are always dreaming and scheming up all sorts of home décor ideas because we work on so many different projects together. Even when I draw her a primitive sketch of what I’m thinking, she “gets it,” or at least she acts like she does ha ha.
Well, one day early last year we were strolling the aisles of the charity shop in our hometown and we found a gorgeous vintage headboard. On the outside it was a perfectly patinaed linen color that had pale pink underneath when it chipped.
And it was $5.
I am kicking myself or not taking a picture of it because it was next level fabulous.
The reason we were shopping in the first place is because we wanted to replace the headboard in the guest bedroom.
I mean it wasn’t awful or anything and the headboard was definitely still functional. It’s just that even after we gave it a makeover in 2015, it still felt a little too modern for the style of the rest of the room.
As soon as my Mom and I saw the shape of that vintage headboard though, we knew it would be amazing in the guestroom. But – and this is a big but – we had no idea how we were going to merge the two pieces given we needed the height of one headboard and the style of the other.
Dad to the rescue though, right? As you can see here, he kept the basic shell of the old headboard.
Then added different pieces of wood until it was built up far enough to reach the size my Mom envisioned.
Looking back, we were basically asking him to go all patchwork quilt style and create a French vintage inspired headboard.
I should probably inert here, we found this applique while at the Renningers Extravaganza last year and called him with a last minute add request.
He might have the personality of Rambo but he’s a fantastic problem solver and loves a challenge, so he made it work perfectly.
I think might have even added 2 more smaller appliques on each post since then.
My Mom chose these blush pink sheets. They are super soft and have such a vintage feel too. I wish I had gotten a set for my bedroom too, but they sold out before I could order them. I’m keeping my eyes peeled though so if they ever come back in stock, I’ll let you guys know.
Once the new sheets and a French linen coverlet was in place, it was all about adding layers of pillows with subtle textures and matelassé.
Even now as I look back on this project and these pictures, it’s hard to believe this…
You can find out how we painted this once 80s orange guestroom nightstand here, how we gave the dresser that matched the modern headboard a makeover here and the desk makeover that’s currently on the other side of the bed in this post.
Have you guys ever patched together a piece of furniture like we did for this guestroom headboard makeover?
I’ll see you guys back here tomorrow. It’s been a great week celebrating birthdays, shopping for a new buffet, and painting the dining room. I’ll share scenes from our week, menu ideas and all our favorite things from around the web. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.