Friday, March 4, 2011

My House: Guest Room, Wallpaper Headboard

Remember that time I was working on our guest room? Barely? Well, I am still working on it and I've come to realize that, due to some severe perfectionist tendencies, I have been holding out on you guys. I really wanted to wait until the room was "done" to show you what I've been up to. I still have a few things I'd like to do (find the perfect lamps, get the side tables in place, etc) but Mike and I tackled a project a few weeks ago and I just can't wait any longer to show you. It's too pretty ;)

I had this image from House & Home saved in my inspiration folder for ages and finally had the perfect room to put it to use. Using just wallpaper and some trim, we created a simple, easy, and cheap DIY headboard.
What do you think?

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This was such an easy DIY project, with just a few simple steps:

- measure and tape of your desired headboard area with painters tape.

- measure, cut and apply wallpaper to wall (will vary depending on your paper, ours was the easy pre-pasted kind).

- smoooth it all out and let it dry.

- measure and cut your trim and nail to wall.... and you're done!

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The wallpaper was an amazing find at Rona and the yellow colour was almost a perfect match to the Amy Butler fabric in my pillows. I got the roll for $30 (discounted because the roll was open) and spent $25 on pre-painted trim. For a total of $55 for the whole thing! Love it.

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I hope to be back soon with some more finishing touches! Check out the before pics and other progress posts here, here and here.


:) Christine

18 comments:

  1. Oh it's beautiful!! what a fantastic idea!! and esp for people on a budget!! Excellent color choices too :)

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  2. This is absolutely lovely lady! Ms.Richardson would be so proud of you! Mark my words - she's gonna kick that Tommy to the curb and bring you into the fold. :)

    p.s. Can Scotty and I have a sleepover one night? ;)

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  3. p.s.s. I would love & appreciate a pillow tutorial...pretty please?

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  4. Blayne, thank you it was most definitely budget friendly!

    Dajana, thank you, I'm so happy you like it! The door at Casa Shank is always open for you two peeps... I make some mean waffles in the morning too ;)

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  5. P.S. other readers, I removed DISQUS from my commenting section so sadly I have LOST (!) all your sweet comments. I did read them all before they disappeared in cyberspace so thank you too :)

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  6. Dajana, Yes! I've been meaning to do that! Pillow tutorial coming soon :)

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  7. What a gorgeous headboard-someone else posted about your amazing work, and I was just smitten!

    We just moved last weekend, and while I'm excited to snap photos, I know I won't be ready to show anyone our places for months, easy!

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  8. So beautiful!!! Wow. Wow. You should be super proud :)

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  9. looking good!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the colour combo!! Spunky!

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  10. Hi just stumbled onto your blog but LOVE the headboard. wondering if the wallpaper is applied directly to the wall or onto a sheet of plywood? thanks!

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  11. Hi! The paper is applied directly to the wall. It's "removable" paper so should come off pretty easy when the time comes.

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  12. Omgosh that headboard is goregous! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing :)

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  13. Christine, I am LOVING this. What a great pattern choice.

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  14. Your guest house needs to be equipped with the essentials for a living. Leave room for most of appliances and furniture you would use in your own home.

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