I need a new headboard.
Actually, that’s misleading – I don’t have a current headboard.
So it’s not really new.
I have never itown y’all a photo of my current bedroom because I have never really decorated it properly. It is lacking in headboard. It just doesn’t seem complete without it.
For many years I had a king sized bed and it had some big fancy modern thing…then life exploded and I downsized to a tiny apartment. For a while I slept on an old mattress on the floor that was salvaged from one of our guest bedrooms…. then I bought the cheapest double bed I could buy (big mistake – it started shredding after 4 months)…until finally, I eventually upgraded to the basic full size set I have now. And I love it. The mattress is high density foam, which is something I cannot recommend enough to people with chronic back issues. I used to have mornings where I would crawl out of bed and hobble to the shower. I couldn’t even stand up without 5 minutes of hot water to help me straighten out. Since buying this mattress, I have only had one morning like that, and that was because I was sleeping in a hotel. Once you get used to sleeping on a truly great mattress, it’s hard to go back (no pun intended).
If you are seriously looking, this place sells at a bargain price. Shipping is free. I have now turned five other friends/family members into customers, all of whom agree with me, it was the best money they ever spent.
Was I talking about sequins? Oh crap. Okay, sorry, I got distracted. So I need a headboard. I keep thinking I’ll see one at an antique fair or thrift store that I can dress up, but in over a year of looking, I have yet to find something suitable.
Problem is that I’m picky. Very picky.
I do not want wood. I do not want metal. A big brass Bedknobs and Broomsticks bed would be awesome but they don’t come around too often!
I want it to be soft, preferably fabric. I thought about making a custom piece by stapling fabric to plywood, but I want the fabric to be removable for cleaning (in addition to back problems I also have vicious allergies). Then I thought I might hang a Middle Eastern rug up, but I fear it would be scruffy and Lola would try to use it as vertical a scratching post. Then I thought I would use a quilt, but I’m having a hard time finding a quilt large enough that I can afford that doesn’t scream out for a country goose jamboree.
Like I said, I am picky.
|All image sourced from My Marrakech|
So now I’m thinking Morocco. A Moroccan wedding blanket to be specific. They are so soft and cuddly, but also yet so sparkly. There is an Earthen Liberace-esque charm to them that I just love. Downside: they are not cheap. I mean, for something handmade that will be treasured for a long time, I suppose a few hundred bucks is a drop-dead bargain, but for me, for something that I don’t really need, it’s a lot. Plus there’s shipping and blah blah blah.
Anyway. I’m thinking I might be able to DIY something according to my taste. It’s just white wool and silver sequins, right? How hard could it be?