Thursday, June 24, 2010

The 'Headboard Meets An Upholstered Wall' Project Has Been Put To Bed!

A day later than promised, but here are photos of the headboard...all complete and installed on the wall. Can I share how relieved I am that this project went smoothly?!


This is where I was standing when I got the idea to create a full height headboard, at the bathroom sink looking into the mirror and the reflection of the bedroom behind me. I wanted to see something inspiring and beautiful reflected in the mirror, filling the doorway into the bedroom.


Taking this approach the fabric on the headboard would become a design element in the bathroom, being reflected in the mirror, and it was important the new fabric compliment the Thomas Paul Aviary print seen on the chairs. After considering several options I selected the Bocce geometric print in Cocoa, found at Calico Corners. I thought it would look striking made up on the headboard while also enhancing the bathroom design. I just love this view...the fabric looks like wallpaper!



The frame lays flush against the wall, giving the headboard a custom look. The chinoiserie fabric used on the lampshade looks great adjacent to the geometric print. The two work together well because of the difference in scale and while the fabrics share the same colors, the lampshade fabric has a dark background while the headboard has a light background.


The profile of the headboard has just enough depth to have substance, with the shadows highlighting the nail head trim.


The lamps cast a interesting pattern of light which break up the expanse of the fabric.


The height of the frame tucks up neatly to the ceiling.


And how lucky am I the original wall treatment, hand painted to resemble a textured fabric, works with the new design. It took hours to paint this wall and I would have painted over it if necessary, but I'm happy to see it stay!


One aspect I love is how the print runs around the edge of the frame in an even line, with the print ending at the same point on both the left and right sides of the headboard. It was a bit of work to get the placement right, but it was definitely worth the effort.


The scale of the tall lamps with their larger shades look right sitting next to the full height headboard.


The hardest aspect of the project was using a fabric with such pronounced lines. Using a solid or a print with a more random pattern would have certainly made the job much easier, just an FYI if you decide to try a similar project!! However, after the fact I always forget the challenges and enjoy the result...this will certainly be the case here!

66 comments :

  1. I knew it would look perfect, Janell. WOW! You are awesome!

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  2. Wow it looks sensational..just perfect ..also love the lamps..Kym X

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  3. Wow, I love the view from the bathroom especially since I love the bathroom color. The lamps look great with their fabric and the headboard fabric! Now, I'm curious about the bedding you will use, I can't wait to see it all together! You are amazing!

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  4. WOW. The view from your bathroom is amazing!! (It also looks awesome up close). You went above and beyond with this project!!

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  5. Looks great, Janell. And, I agree, it goes really well with your wall. FABULOUS job!

    Kelly

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  6. Janell the headboard looks as terrific as I had imagined. Really..really great. You should be jumping for joy!

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  7. it looks perfect, really stunning view from the bathroom

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  8. AMAZING! You are so right - the view from the bathroom is stunning! Beautiful choice of fabric. You're so talented. Also, I love those sconces in your bathroom. Need to look in your blog if you have them listed somewhere!! Great job!

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  9. WOW Janell. It really does look impressive. It must be hard for you to take it how incredible it looks!
    You have done such a good job lining up the fabric and hammering in all the nail heads.
    Angex

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  10. This is perfection - it really looks amazing! I can't wait to show my husband these pictures!

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  11. I really admire how much you accomplish! The view from your bath is really nice!

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  12. Awesome headboard your right being flush against the wall. make it look more custom. it reminds me of headboard in a hotel.

    Everytime I stay at one I keep staring at headboard and wonder how they mounted it on the wall?! :)

    Gorgeous! can't wait to see the bed in place.

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  13. It looks amazing! I absolutely love the view from the bathroom mirror too - what great vision you have! And to put the vision into reality - perfection!

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  14. Absolutely amazing! I've never seen anything like it before-so, so, so pretty!

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  15. IT is stunning so gorgeous!! I can't believe you were able to get all the lines to match up, amazing! Can't wait for it all to come together!!
    XO

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  16. Janell, it looks stunning. I love the look through the doorway - almost like the whole room is wallpapered in your fabulous fabric. I'll have to go read through all the posts again, I don't remember if you mentioned how much the whole project cost you but I bet it is nowhere near he nailhead upholstered bed I was looking at last night. I actually like your much better. :)

    I'm so glad I started following you for so many reasons already - for instance, the Charlotte necklace that arrived yesterday afternoon that is adorable! Love it, Thanks again

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  17. You did a great job with the headboard, especially the pattern placement ! I'll be finishing mine this weekendd, I have about 150 nail heads to put in.

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  18. Stunning! Congratulations on completing a most amazing project.

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  19. It turned out amazing. What a focal point. Everything about it is beautiful.

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  20. Your headboard is just gorgeous. What a wonderful focal point. I can't wait to see the whole room put together. It looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Janell, I'm gooing to say this and I hope that you don't think of me differently, but.....

    Girl, you did the damn thing with that headboard!

    I swear, you have completely taken things to the next level. And that view from your bathroom...It makes my heart flutter! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

    And as I said in that email to you, I may have to try this. I've been eying that Cats Cradle in amber for a while. Maybe I could use the navy cats cradle in my other two boys rooms. I don't know. All I know is that you have my mind in a frenzy!

    You are the BOMB. And I think you know that;-)

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  22. Janell, I'm gooing to say this and I hope that you don't think of me differently, but.....

    Girl, you did the damn thing with that headboard!

    I swear, you have completely taken things to the next level. And that view from your bathroom...It makes my heart flutter! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

    And as I said in that email to you, I may have to try this. I've been eying that Cats Cradle in amber for a while. Maybe I could use the navy cats cradle in my other two boys rooms. I don't know. All I know is that you have my mind in a frenzy!

    You are the BOMB. And I think you know that;-)

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  23. Stunning, Gorgeous, Amazing!! I love this head board. I wish I was brave enough to do such thing!!
    You are so talented!! All the best,

    Agnes

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  24. I love this headboard you came up with. It was brilliant how you considered it's impact from the bathroom! It looks completely professional and expensive too. Love the interplay with the lamps. Can't wait to see the finished bed and room all put together.
    Excellent job. I'm very impressed. Well though out and executed... I can see why you are so thrilled :)

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  25. Absolutely stunning. I am so impressed with the detail and perfection. I love, love your blog! Always a pick-me-up to stop by and be inspired. :) Thanks.

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  26. This looks amazing! Is there a tutorial on how you did that paint technique?

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  27. Squeal!! I was so excited to see it up! It looks stunning. It is nice that you have the alcove above the bed to terminate the headboard. It is simply amazing that you did this yourself, (well I know you had helpers, but you took on the challenge and followed through) it is again, STUNNING!

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  28. Janell, I love how you are able to share with us the impetus for your ideas, and the way you are able to follow through with your vision. You deserve to be giddy with the result here. And I'm glad you had a wonderful sunny day finally!
    Love,
    Michiganhome

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  29. This looks wonderful, Janell! I am so taken with your lamps, too. I just love the two fabrics together here.

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  30. Wow, it turned out so perfect - I love the look of your headboard - so stunning

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  31. I am in awe and in love, if I had the money to do so, I would make the same choices on the fabrics and the design...just breath taking....I am now a new avid follower!

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  32. It's like giving birth isn't it? "You forget the challenges and enjoy the results".
    It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  33. Janell, Its beautiful! The fabric looks amazing next to the lamp shades. The painted wall pairs beautifully too! I'm glad everything worked well together! All your hard work has paid off! Plus, I'd hate to see you paint over your wall (because now I know what its like to paint a very intricate wall). I can't wait to see whats next.

    Sarah

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  34. If I had seen only a photo of this I would have said no way could it be a diy project. You give me hope for what I can realistically take on. Thanks for being so inspiring! Carol

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  35. Wow wow wow!!! It looks AMAZING!!!! All your work paid off on this one!

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  36. Lovely! Want to do one for my house? ;)

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  37. Einfach perfekt! Super genaue Arbeit!Bin schon gespannt wie es mit dem Bett aussehen wird.
    Schöne Grüße aus Deutschland!

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  38. absolutely fabulous!!!! WOW! A bold and striking element but still elegant! I love it.Can't wait to see the room come together!

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  39. This looks amazing and really compliments the master bath too. And, I was happy to hear you could incorporate in that linen treatment on the walls....I am a big fan of what you had done there. You are very brave to tackle these projects with an audience....kudos.

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  40. Oh my goodness - it's STUNNING! I love that you're brave enough to make such a bold statement in the room.

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  41. Beautiful! That must have taken so much meticulous work with those nailheads, but it was worth it! Do you think this would look good BEHIND a headboard, like a curly, metalwork headboard? I have one already, but LOVE how this looks!

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  42. love that look looking into the room. bravo. great idea and great execution...

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  43. Absolutely stunning! Love the fabric and your attention to detail!

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  44. Janell- it looks absolutely GORGEOUS!! Well done!!! Once again, I'm amazed by your talent!!
    -Sara

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  45. It looks FABULOUS! You are incredible!

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  46. Seriously Janell, this is stunning!

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  47. You ROCK, Janelle! What a perfect, well thought out project. You did a great job thinking through all the design issues, and making great decisions. Beautiful.

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  48. Looks incredible! I ran to my bedroom to see if I could do this but I have a wall vent in the worst spot - ugh those 1950's ranch house "architects"! Love the deep gray in your bath. Have a great weekend. Michele

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  49. That is quite the statement piece and I love it!! Its going to look so amazing when you get your bed in place and everything set up!

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  50. Love the look. Especially when out of the room and when you glance in you get the idea that there is lxurious wallpaper through out the whole room. Great budget tip

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  51. I picked the right day to come over and say hello. This is amazing! The fabric is beautiful. Off to read how you did it.
    Londen

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  52. so pretty..I simply adore the fabric. it looks like a trip to cc is in order. happy birthday lady!

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  53. Wowie, now if you were my neighbor - I would ask for you to come hither to help me with my headboard....
    love the light and the view from your bath - what color is your bath, love that deep gray.
    pve

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  54. Wow, this is all kinds of amazing! Just found your blog and love everything you've done at home. I also should admit I'm mildly obsessed with your bathroom. That view!!! Seriously though, that headboard rocks in so many ways it's not even funny. Nicely done!

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  56. Your headboard looks stunning. How exactly did you attach it to the wall?

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  57. Hi Deena,
    That part surprised some people when I posted it! It is attached directly to the wall with construction glue...so it is not moving anytime soon. However, with 4 doors into the room, this is the only wall on which a bed can be placed and I know a great drywall repair guy should I ever change the decor.

    Having said that, such a headboard could also be attached with hardware, similar to how a ledge is attached flush to the wall.

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  58. Thanks Janell. I've just discovered your blog and thought I'd read it from start to finish but missed that detail - thanks! On another note, I am also in Portland so was wondering if you will share the name of the person who did your new mantle? Mine needs a makeover too and I would also like to have built-in cabinets made on either side of my fireplace if you have a local carpenter you recommend for that sort of thing? Not sure if you like to refer or share your faves so if not I understand. I am crazily inspired by all of your projects!

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  59. Hello,
    I arrived at your blog via Pinterest and loved.
    I need to ask how you attached the headboard to the wall, which was the method of installation.
    thank you

    Eli Martins
    Blog: Enchanted Home
    contato.encantada @ gmail.com
    http://www.encantadahome.blogspot.com.br/

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