Monday, October 11, 2010

DIY headboard


Remember, my husband wasn't too happy that I removed my old headboard?

But I needed them for the bedframes in my new kid's bedroom.
And I wanted something like that:


So I remembered  that I had a door from a pine wardrobe I had no use for any longer.

I painted it first with some left-over teal color and then brown.
After the color dried I whitewashed it and added the letters.

Then I added some vertical small boards and sanded the whole thing.


ADPREHENDE VITAM AETERNAM
is latin for
"lay hold on eternal life"

It's from the bible and we choose this verse as wedding motto 12 years ago.  We wanted to remember it's not all about here and now, but how we live now, decicions made here, may have concequence for eternity...



The beautiful bedding is from "Princess".

Og da må eg jo bare hilse te alle de hyggelige damene her på Princess på Åkra.
Liker godt høstkolleksjonen!


                                                


Edit:

The bed got moved to the other wall. New pics:



       




22 comments:

FairfieldHouse said...

Margitta,

This is my first visit to your beautiful blog but I will be returning! Your headboard is perfection. Truly. I also admire your bedding. I am going to sip my coffee and explore your blog -- so much goodness!

Deborah

Tricia Rose said...

I love the bedhead, and I love the way you have arranged the pictures on your wall too (and I would never have thought of teal as an underlayer, but I can see how it adds richness).

What a beautiful idea to use Latin, it adds gravitas to anything we might want to express (couldn't resist that!) I want to see everything sub specie aeternitatis, and I called my cat Suscipe (hear me, acknowledge me) - very appropriate!

Maureen said...

It looks wonderful! You did a great job.

Anne Laila`s verden said...

Du e barra fantastisk flinke å kreative!! Eg blir lika imponert kvar gong du legge ut noge nytt!

Anne Laila`s verden said...

Å takk for oppmuntande kommentar om butikken! :-)

Heims lille verdenshjørne said...

Nydelig og hjertevarmt innlegg:D

Margitta said...

Tricia Rose, your latin surpases my shallow knowledge of this beautiful language by far... :)
But I now I added sub specie aeternitatis to my vocabulary ;)

City Girls Farmhouse said...

Love the headboard!

Anke said...

Ist super schoen geworden! Wir haben seit unserem letzten Umzug immer noch kein headboard (wie heisst das nochmal in deutsch?) und ich wuerde gerne selbst eines machen. Mal sehen ob mein Maenne da mitmachen wuerde...
Liebe Gruesse aus Alabama,
Anke

cushycottage said...

it's gorgeous. love the choice of using latin words. where did you get the beddings from...princess?

Lisa said...

wow, gorgeous! Your home is just beautiful and I love the headboard you created.

Lei said...

How beautifully it turned out! Fabulous job!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Very fabulous! Love it!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Wow, beautiful! The headboard and pillows together just blew me away!

Lovely room!

Donna

Amy Kinser said...

Your headboard is beautiful and your bedding gorgeous. Glad to have met you here at Donna's tonight.

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

Gorgeous! I love everything about the room! I'm a new follower, can't wait to go through all your old posts!

alice said...

Margitta,

This is also my first visit. I am so taken with your work and wonderful headboard. I will be following.
smiles, alice

gina3 said...

This is beautiful and fits that space so perfectly. I have an old door so you've got me thinking! This is my first visit to your blog and I love what I see.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love the way the teal peeks through. You did a great job and it looks wonderful as a headboard!

ME said...

I love your head board and pillows! Very very nice! :)

Min stil said...

Wow, så flott. Flinke du!
:) Susanne

Bethel Morris said...

*Does your husband like it? I do!