chaos work continues in the master bedroom, I wanted to share a few updates with you.
I changed the legs on our bed. What a surprise, right? I had originally planned on using 8-inch tapered legs, but they only had these 6″ ones in stock at my local store, so I just bought them thinking it wouldn’t matter. Well, it drove me nuts. I like a low-profile bed, but there wasn’t enough clearance for my two underbed bins and with very limited storage in the house and my winter capsule wardrobe in storage, I need that underbed space. So, I swapped the legs on my footstool, you might remember that upcycle from HERE, and put them on the bed. The change has been great, for both the bed and foot stool.
I also built an upholstered headboard. This is sort of a stop-gap headboard for now. I just used leftover materials; scraps of 3″ foam, batting, an old linen-look Ikea curtain, and some plywood I had in the basement to make it. I did purchase the nail heads, but plan to reuse them when I build a more proper headboard after we buy a new mattress.
I cut 1/4″ plywood to size, used spray-adhesive to attach the foam and then attached the batting and old curtain using my staple-gun. The nail head trim is attached along the back edge of the headboard. I wanted it to be a very subtle design element.
I’m still working on a bed linen refresh and on the hunt for the perfect assortment of pillows, but this one will have to do for the summer. Our 3rd-floor master suite addition doesn’t have a separate thermostat to control the temperature, so we’re at the mercy of sweltering southern summers. We have the overhead fan on full-blast, but it’s still waaaaay to hot for my liking up here. I love a fluffy duvet, but the lightness of the quilt is a welcome addition when the bedroom is pushing 80-degrees.
These sconces from Ikea are maybe my favorite addition.
I’m partial to lamps, but with the low-profile bed and the need for small, low-profile side tables (we’ll be replacing the existing night stands), sconces just made more sense. Plus, you can’t beat how affordable these are!
The gallery wall has grown, but as of today is still unfinished. It will be complete by the time I’m ready to reveal the fully renovated space, so stay tuned.
A few more big projects are still underway before the full bedroom reveal, but stay-tuned for more sneak peaks and updates!