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Home Decorating: Making Headboard and Cornice Box

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 28, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #7404453

I have been thinking about doing this for years, and i feel i just may get to this project this winter.

I found a DIY link to making padded cornices out of Foam Insulation Board... looks simple enough. And would do the headboard in the same manner. [and have to figure out how to attach it to the wall.]

The main question I have is... where my bed sits, between two windows... the width of the bed is exactly the width of the space between said windows. So the headboard will come to the edges of the windows on each side... I just dont know if that would look stupid or not.

I plan to leave the walls the same color. I'm going to use the curtain panels to make the headboard and cornice boxes, and go with new Cream colored panels [looking at the black out / insulated ones, probably pocket rod type] I also plan to pull back the curtains in the same manner, to the sides, away from the bed.

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 28, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #7404460

My other option is to move the bed here... where the dresser is...

if i did that, then I could make the head board a few inches wider than the bed.

unless that would look silly too?

I've been contemplating getting a metal head board [all my furniture is Oak and i have not been able to find an oak headboard] Or i was thinking of a platform bed... both of which are more money then a foam headboard

any input??

Thanks

Terese

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tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 28, 2009
7:43 PM

Post #7404462

OH... and i plan to "declutter"

need to get rid of the sewing cabinet and the smattering of tables i have around the room.
2vernes
Blytheville, AR
(Zone 7a)

December 31, 2009
2:45 AM

Post #7411695

My 2 cents---put some color on those white walls first. Laverne

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 31, 2009
12:48 PM

Post #7412705

they are a lavender-gray... i can't stand white walls. [the color is Fresh Lavender]
2vernes
Blytheville, AR
(Zone 7a)

December 31, 2009
11:01 PM

Post #7414292

Oh, they looked white in the pictures. I'm glad you are not color shy. When I looked at it better, I can see the lavendar. Is pretty.

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

December 31, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #7414364

thanks Vernes... I'm thinking about adding a bold border 'stripe' about chair rail height... but still undecided... and then adding another darker color under that... i was thinking in the blue 'family' as the cornices will be denim. Maybe a blue-gray, like Colonial Blue
http://www.myperfectcolor.com/PhotoDetails.asp?ShowDESC=N&ProductCode=MPC0006094

and the bold would be like a navy.

just a thought... but -- nope not afraid of color. i dont like white... that's for ceilings. ;-)

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2010
2:09 AM

Post #7490049

I forgot to update...

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tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2010
2:09 AM

Post #7490051

another...

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tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2010
2:21 AM

Post #7490074

Here is the Chair that everyone seems to like.

**I changed the settings on the camera, and got better images.

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tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2010
2:27 AM

Post #7490086

SE corner... I still need to swap the plants into "terra cotta" pots. [they are just sitting on the DR table]

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tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 24, 2010
2:34 AM

Post #7490101

moved the bed back to the big wall... still need to do something to it... maybe as an accent wall, but not sure.
and still need a head boards.

some of the folks in the Cottage Garden forum were saying to do a tiered padded headboard.

I may just wimp out and buy one. If i could find a nice honey oak one, that would match my furniture... i'd go for that.

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Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2010
3:08 AM

Post #7510802

It looks good with the furniture rearranged! I like your cornices also. Great job!

My daughter made my Grandson a headboard. She took a large piece of plywood, covered it in heavy batting and then covered all of that with a striped sheet that matched his bedding and the back of his comforter. It is the width of the bed, maybe a little wider, but it looks good. It stands quite a few feet above his mattress.

I do not have a picture...sorry. He also has pillow cases and toss pillows to match. He has the curtains that match also, with dark blue tie backs. His comforter is dark blue. It looks really good!!!!

If you look at the HGTV site you might get some ideas or google "make a headboard" you might get some ideas. They have really done some different ones over the years. You might try used furniture shops as well.

Jeanne

tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

January 30, 2010
4:41 AM

Post #7511009

Thanks Jeanne,... I have a lot of ideas... it's just getting around to doing them.
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 20, 2010
5:01 AM

Post #7642590

tcs1366 - Look on HGTV. They have a lot of ideas for headboards. One of the ones I liked was made with a tin ceiling tile. They also use paintings, shelves, etc as a headboard that is attached to the wall. I believe that they also had instructions on how to make a padded headed board. I can't use anything like that in my bedroom because of the dust it would collect. The last oak furniture I got was a dinning room table that was made by the amish. I don't know if you could find a store or web page carrying something similar or not.



tcs1366

tcs1366
Itasca,IL&Lk Delton, WI
(Zone 5a)

March 20, 2010
5:37 AM

Post #7642647

thanks Susan.

I have thought about using a shelf on top, and border pieces going down the sides then a high gloss paint

I also saw a consignment shop that looked more 'up scale' to where i could look for a head board.

I've got a lot of great ideas... it's just 'getting to do them'.
SusanKC
Shawnee Mission, KS
(Zone 6a)

March 20, 2010
10:04 AM

Post #7643162

Yes. Same here. We need a headboard for the spare bedroom. It seems to be a lot of choices of things to do and not much organized get up and go right now.

SusanKC

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