Or maybe like this:
Well, yeah, I love the style “classy hotel room” and without the money to buy one of those beds, I figured I should make my own.
Just now, I realize the photos that follow those first ones are going to make you weep from disgust. Sorry.
Disclaimer: This post is actually a very important one as it is the first proper DIY post of this blog. To remind many of you, interiors and DIYing stuff is my passion #1 (without being a serial DIYer). I’m addicted to renovation blogs and the like so today, I’m very proud. ☺
Let’s review what has been going on there.
This is the bed (Boxspring Sultan from Ikea) in its pure and naked form (but without the mattress on top of it):
We switched the legs to elevate
the bed and stash crap under it (only suitcases at the moment):
I added this DIY headboard made of cushions, duvet, grey linen and cardboard and used the remaining fabric on the sides on the boxspring.
Last Sunday, I went to the market (wink wink to my BFF) to buy some cheap fabric.
10m for 10€, you can’t beat that!
This is probably what you think too. So I drew up some plans.
After having built the frame, I wanted to wrap each part in bubble plastic and then cover it up with a fabric slipcover. Notice that on the plan, I didn’t bother to think about the height…
I gathered the supplies.
We started to build the frames by adding the “reinforcement” blocks to the shorter boards.
I can hear your sighs of joy for finally understanding what I was doing!
BUT as you can see, the floor is wonky so the frames don’t line up… Exasperation sighs, everybody!
I let my worries on the side and I started hammering down 100 nails on those bad asses to have something to lean on. I used weird wooden planks that I found in a supermarket.
Looking good! It doesn’t even seem wonky anymore.. Weird.
Then I wrapped sheets of bubble plastic over both the frames.
Finally, I could try the fabric on!!
Yes, this is ugly. The wall color + the fabric = not the best match in history.
Also, the height.
It is too high, isn’t it?
Lots and lots of exasperation sighs later, I decided we should shorter the frames because this was looking very ridiculous.
So, off we went cutting the boards and screwing some more..
Yes, it is!
Then I set the sewing machine on fire.
I am sorry, I don’t have any pictures of the sewing process to show you because basically I am the worst. The fabric is cheap and quite hard to work with. When you add that factor to my abilities to sew in a correct manner, you get some very questionable finish.
So that’s why there is no close-up, but I give you the headboard in all its glory!
I did something like the basic tutorial in this post to sew the corners. I also added a duvet (the one that was behind the carboard headboard) underneath the cover to make the headboard even more comfy.
Yes, this is not very pretty!
To sew the corners, I pinned the fabric inside out.
After all this, it was finally time to finish the project! I pinned the bottom of the bedskirt, all the way around the bed. I ironed the folds and hemmed along.
But it’s done!!
It used to be like this!
Okay, so it might not be a dramatic change, but I think it looks much more classy and pretty chic. As if I had bought the bed like that, don’t you think? The cardboard headboard was crap and totally amateur: it used to fall off a lot. Now, I’ve got the real deal!
So that’s it for this very long and heavy-in-pics post! I hope I didn’t bore you too much and I apologize again for the photos, I don’t have the equipment to do a proper ‘blog’ job.
See you next time for another DIY!
Hmmm, probably not yet…