I move in to my apartment in August,
and I wanted to do something cool for my room.
I'm keeping the same bedding, all of my fun pillows from pier one that go with my papasan cushion, I just have to get the Queen size quilt from Target. But for my bed itself I wanted to do something different.
My mom and I threw around ideas of using antique shutters for my headboard, and then thought about a mantel for a headboard. Then we went antique'ing and ran across the PERFECT mantel, went home to digest it.. and decided it was too great to pass up. It's crackled yellow paint! And it goes with my pillows perfectly. We sealed it with some spray lacquer, but I think we may seal it with some that you paint on.
But take a look!
[and please pardon the mess behind it.. we had it sitting downstairs in the hallway for a few weeks and finally moved it to our junky storage room!]
Here's where I need your opinion:
I'm trying to decide what to do OVER the bed.
I'm thinking about a collage of different size frames with fun prints off of etsy? Or should I put stacks of books, a fun vase of flowers, and my initials? I'm torn. So help! And if you know of any cute prints on etsy that might look good please send me the link to the shops!
Here's a look of it with my pillows in front of it! I think it's going to look so neat!
The only thing is, the mantle is a few inches smaller than a queen size bed.. so we're hoping it won't look weird that my mattress is a few inches wider on each side of the mantel.
So give me your ideas! I love to hear them! And if you want to see my bedding from last year look at this post. My quilt is the green color of the pillow in the above picture.