The dream is, obviously, to have a headboard from The White Company like this one below. But why spend out when you can create almost an identical look for a fraction of the price? Plus the satisfaction that you’ll probably feel after creating your own headboard is a whole lot better than the guilty feeling of emptying your purse…
|Grey Dulwich Headboard, from £550, The White Company|
Until I can buy a chic headboard from the White Company, there is always a bit of DIY that can satisfy the need. Here, my sister Nicky has made her own headboard from an offcut of MDF wood, foam and some lush fabric from John Lewis:
|The entire headboard cost £100 – for a Kingsize bead (and Nicky bought too much foam)|
The MDF wood was bought from a Timber yard, a staple gun was from Homebase, Foam from E-Foam and grey fabric from John Lewis. If you stand the board against the wall, you only need fabric to cover one side (genius).
DIY: Headboard time spent: 10 minutes! Quicker than eyeing up different styles from the highstreet.
|Love these lamps, from Ikea, to give the total White Company feel|
Knitted bedroom accessories make a room feel warm as well as looking chic.
For more Do It Yourself projects check out my DIY Chalkboard post here. I will be bring you more DIY posts as I renovate The Frugality House.
I love this neutrals look – very elegant and classic. Also going to have to have a gander in Ikea for those lovely lamp bases – nice!
Such a good idea!! x