I mentioned a few weeks ago that we painted our bedroom and I would share the reveal once it was decorated. Well, the Big C has slowed things down. I did find a new upholstered headboard at the At Home store while hubby (aka, The Junktion Technical Specialist) was in the hospital.
I took the big truck and picked up the headboard at the store. I unloaded it, and put it together all by myself. Then I took down the old headboard and footboard and put up the new headboard. It looks awesome.
I’m excited because things are finally coming together. I painted the two nightstands we've had for several years and I’m really happy with them. So far I have one piece of wall decor that looks great. It's an upcycled piece! Hoping to share those things with you this week too.
We went from a cold silver tone metal fru-fru headboard and footboard to a classy looking tufted upholstered headboard. And the headboard didn't cost an arm and a leg.
The headboard from At Home (not a sponsored post) came boxed and weighed about 44 lbs. You can see the price was only $149. A pretty good deal.
When I unloaded the headboard from the truck I dragged it into the family room and left it in the middle of the floor. I needed a big work space and that was it.
I opened the box and the headboard looked just like the one on display. I found the bag of hardware but couldn’t find the two metal legs. I almost had a fit until I turned the headboard over and looked closely at the backside.
The legs were packed inside the headboard.
I lifted the Velcroed flap and sure enough there they were.
I guess that’s a good way to package the parts. I laid the two legs in place.
There were a lot more screw holes on the headboard than there were on the legs.
I unpackaged the hardware and counted it out to be sure it was all there. Then I figured out the extra screw holes were there so you could make the headboard as high or as low as you wanted it......or needed it.
I measured the height of our present bed from the floor to the bottom of the headboard and that was how I decided which screw holes to use. The bottom of the upholstered headboard is 24 inches from the floor.
Now remember the JTS was still in the hospital with a broken arm so I did all of this myself. Also remember I was an Army wife for 20+ years so I knew all about doing things solo. I took the old headboard and footboard off of the bed frame.
Then I attached the new headboard to the frame using an Allen wrench......
.....and a little wrench supplied with the headboard. I actually bought a new frame when I bought the headboard thinking the one I had wouldn’t work since it was for a headboard and footboard. Silly me. I returned the bed frame and used the one we had.
Not too much work to setting up the headboard with the bed frame.
I flipped the box spring onto the frame and then put on the bed skirt.
No problem at all keeping the bed skirt in place. I thought it would slide a bit when I put the mattress on top but it didn’t. I gently laid the mattress on the box springs.
Anyone every find wash rags or unmentionables in your sheets. This little wash cloth made a big lump under the sheet.
And the new headboard is all set up. Yes, we painted the bedroom walls brown and I promise to write up all the details once the room is completely redecorated. I still need a dresser or chest of drawers and a small bench of some type. The curtains are an issue.
As always thanks for being here, Kathy