Doesn’t progress feel so good?
Like when your child progress’s from Kindergarten to first grade, and you no longer have to pick up and drop off 2 extra times a day.
Or when you progress from a milk chocolate lover to a dark chocolate lover, and you can now eat more chocolate because they say dark chocolate is good for you.
Nothing quite like moving up in the world.
This week I came to the realization that we have progressed from sleeping on a mattress on the floor, to a mattress on a frame – to a mattress with the most stunning headboard this side of Utah has ever seen . . . in my not-so-humble opinion.
Brace yourself – because my husband knocked this one out of the park.
I know, right?
Now, obviously I have some work to do on the bedding (duvet cover, pillow shams, decorative pillows, bed skirt), but lets just talk about that Europian inspired headboard my Mr. TIDBITS whipped up – like he was magic.
So first we had the sit down. “Okay dear – what kind of headboard do you want”, he said with much enthusiasm. (wink). I proceeded, “Well, I want it to look kind of like a French mantel so I can decorate the top, and I really like pretty scrolly wood thingy’s, and it has to have a touch of old wood on it from your wood junk pile, and I love planked wood so it would be great if you could throw that in there . . . and here is 15-20 images on pinterest that I really like.”
He pulled out a scrap of paper and sketched up this image that was better than anything I could ever image.
And I gave him a great big kiss and told him it was perfect. Minions and all.
He planned with a foot board, which we may still add down the road. For now, we decided to see what the room would look like without, since we are trying to not make the space feel too cluttered.
Now if his drawing wasn’t brilliant enough, he spent about 5 hours total in his make-shift wood shop and completely out-did himself.
When he brought it in the house, I about died. And cried.
There was the old rustic wood as the mantel piece.
And no, you can’t have him.
This bed is truly from my dreams (and I’m trying to convince him to make plans for you or extra headboards and sell them, so give me a shout out if you want to help convince him).
Meanwhile, I did find time to spruce up some basic white pillowcases with some lace – which you will find the tutorial over HERE at Ella Claire blog, where I contribute once in awhile.
With a bed this stunning, a simple white pillowcase would not do.
I’m loving this chunky throw blanket from Carmel Decor.
And I’ve got piles of bleached drop cloth and shades of linen all pre-washed and ready to be sewn into bedding. (Next weeks projects).
If you are curious about the paint job on the bed, I knew this was the prime opportunity to try out the infamous Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, as I was really hoping to achieve an old world feel to the paint finish.
Boy, did this stuff deliver! I selected the color “marzipan” in her new European color line.
It was a tad darker than I expected it to be going on, but once I applied her white wax it brought out the creamy tone I was hoping for. I also debated sanding and scuffing the headboard up a bit, but found I really liked it just as it was. So I left well enough alone.
So now, we will move onward and upward as we set forth on our totally unrealistic goal to have this room done in a months time.
But if you could spare a moment . . . what color do you think I should paint the walls? The gray really clashes with the bed to me, and it needs a fresh coat any way. I’m leaning towards a creamier white for the board and batten section, rather than such a bright white like it is. Then maybe just a few tones darker of the creamy white for above. Or should I go blue? Or blue-gray? Or brown-gray? Or am I missing an option completely?
And as always – thanks for reading!