June After – FAIL

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

So, my bedroom still looks like this:

I completely dropped the ball on finishing the headboard project this month. Mostly because it took me half of the month just to decide what I was going to do. And then I spent the rest of the month being indecisive about the details.
So, I don’t have a finished headboard to show you this month, but I do have a plan…kinda.
I’ve definitely decided on an upholstered headboard. I like to read in bed, so that seems like the most logical/comfortable choice.
I’ve also decided on the shape…we’ll I’ve narrowed it down to 2 choices.
This:

Or the Belgrave shape:

I’ll probably decide once I have the fabric and I’m ready to cut out the shape. I already bought a jig saw in anticipation!

So, I was making good progress…and then I got caught up in the fabric decision…
First I was thinking vertical black and white stripes.

But with the black nightstands, white comforter, black and white curtains and black and white lamp shades the room was turning a little too black and white.
So, my next choice was Covington Windsor Citrus.

I want to keep the room light, bright, and airy, so I figured this could be a good choice. Plus it would bring in a little yellow to the room. Luckily, I decided to order a swatch before committing because the fabric didn’t look good in the bedroom.  
Now I’m waiting for a swatch of this fabric:

It’s an outdoor fabric, so I’m hoping it won’t be too stiff. And I’m hoping the details are white and not ivory.  I guess we’ll see!

So that’s where I’m at right now – crossing my fingers that I finally found the perfect fabric! I guess my June Project is now my July Project…

7 comments:

  1. Ooo I can't wait to see!!! I'm dying to make a huge, upholstered headboard! First though I have to get a bedroom where my bed isn't shoved up against a window. A window that has an ac unit sitting in it. (There's a reason why I only show 2 rooms of my house on my blog.) ;)

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  2. Ohhhh, I can't wait to see it all finished!

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  3. Hey - it's not a complete fail! You have a plan, that's definitely a start. :) And I really like both headboard shapes too, whatever you choose will look great! I'm excited to see how it will turn out.

    Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

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  4. I like it! I like it a lot! At least... I like the plan! The little image thingy is pretty cool too helps with the whole visualization thing. My Dad has a jigsaw and it is pretty sweet! He has done some cool stuff with it. Ahhh a chick with power tools.

    Awesome!

    PS. I'm looking at jobs in the Phoenix AZ area... not that it is my ideal place but yo. i did NOT go to college for half a million years to work in a call center anymore. Do you have any suggestions for places I should avoid? I suppose I could email you and ask... but I prefer to see how long of a comment I can leave on your bloggy. haha.

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  5. Love the blue, and I'm still hemming curtains, so no worries. That's why they call them "works in progress!"

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  6. same, i'm thinking the black stripes wouldn't have been as forgiving as the other two choices. i like both of the the last two. really pretty. not much help on the headboard shapes either because i like both of them too!

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  7. I like the first shape better, but you're right it all depends on the fabric. Good luck!

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