bedroom update: curtains and a headboard

It's been a while since I've given you an update on our bedroom redo. In case you are curious, click here for all of my prior posts on our bedroom. 

Last time I mentioned the bedroom, I was whining about sewing the curtains. I finally finished sewing them and I have so say I am not totally thrilled. 

Meh. They block the light enough that we can sleep in on Saturdays, they are thick enough to contain the heat that seems to be pouring in from the windows, and I love the length of them. I am not loving the color, so we are going to live with them until I work up the courage to sew 9 more yards of fabric. 
I think if I do decide to tackle another set of curtains, I am going to go the peach route for color. We'll see. If I know myself at all, and I think I do, I'm not going to be making new curtains. 

I also mentioned a Craigslist headboard I found for only $10. 

I love it. It has 2 areas where the wood is messed up. Bad enough that it needs filled and refinished, but I don't know how to do that. Our pillows cover the messed up spots so until I work out how to fix it this is how it will stay. I've considered painting it but it so closely matches the nightstands that I am hesitant. Decisions, decisions. 

I tried to get a shot of the whole room so you can see what we are working with. (a gigantic tv. ahem.) The white fabric thing on the left is Anderson's closet. That little alcove with the desk in it is where my closet is. I love having a desk in there, but it is freakishly hot in the summer because it is all windows, so it's not getting much use right now. 

I still have quite a few things I'd like to do in here like put art up in the walls, find some stylish storage boxes for on top of Anderson's closet, get a new desk chair and lamp, and a few other odds and ends that I can't settle on. It takes time to find just the right thing (like my nightstands and headboard) so I'm not in a hurry. These things take time.



  1. I think the curtains look great - I actually love the color with the room! You're doing such a great job - that head board is such a great find!!

  2. Don't give up on the curtains! What I would do is get some wide grosgrain ribbon, and sew (or glue, if you've already thrown the sewing machine out the window, haha) it to the curtains, maybe outlined all around each panel, or maybe in horizontal stripes at the top or bottom. It might give it a little oomph that will make you feel better about them!

  3. I really like the curtains. I like how they bring out the yellow and greens in the bedspread. Maybe once you put up art work you might like it better? I like Rachel's idea to modify the curtains, maybe you could insert large grommets in the top to change up the look a little bit. Or make some freezer paper stencils and use fabric paint to add a white (or another color) motif. Awesome score on the headboard! Good job on the room! I can't wait to see what you do next!

  4. The room is looking great. I agree with the other girls that I like the curtains. You could always use stitch witchery or other fusible bonding tape to attach some ribbon or a contrasting band of fabric. If you want to keep the headboard the color it is, you might be able to patch the holes with stain-able wood putty and then stain it to match!

  5. I love the color of the curtains! The room looks great!

  6. I love the headboard and the curtains... but I'm a huge fan of that green color. It's all about personal preferences. I definitely think peach would look amazing too!

  7. I think this is fabulous! I think the curtains look great!


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