Layered Bohemian Headboard

I am slowly working on a makeover of my bedroom and trying to create a peaceful, cozy, bohemian retreat. So far I have painted the walls black (I have not shared a full reveal of that part yet, but I will, I promise!) and created a cozy bed.

Today I wanted to share how I created a layered Bohemian headboard for my cozy bed. I was inspired by Cassie's headboard over at CassieBustamante.com.

Creating a layered Bohemian headboard

While I really love how this turned out, it is not purely decorative... no, it actually serves a purpose!

I have two large windows in my bedroom so there's no lack of natural light but this is the view out of one of them 😩 The neighbor's bought a new travel trailer and this is where they are parking it. Before they parked it there it was just a view of the side of their house with a jacked-up looking window air conditioner unit with old wood and cardboard shoved around it... that might have even been worse than the trailer!


I still wanted the light from this window but I also wanted to cover up the ugly view. The first thing I did was remove the blind since the window will be covered and there won't be a need for a blind anymore. I can use it in a different room. Then I hung up a string of white twinkle lights.


I just stapled the light cord to the inside of the window.


Then I hung up some white sheers. I got these in a box of linens I bought at an estate sale and hung onto them. Actually I was planning to get rid of them but I'm glad (for once) for my laziness!

 

The next layer is this wooden folding screen I got at a garage sale for $15.



My headboard got a new paint job. This headboard started out as red velvet with an awful smoke odor. You can see the first makeover here: Master Bedroom Redo - Painted Fabric Headboard and learn how I got the smoke smell out here: How to Remove Smoke Odors from Upholstery.


Then I layered it in front of the screen.


I got the white pom-pom garland in the Christmas section at Hobby Lobby. But I shared how to make your own Pom-Poms here: How to Use the Clover Pom-Pom Maker, it would be very easy to make this yourself!


I love how it turned out! You can see it still lets in plenty of light and I don't have to look at the neighbor's trailer anymore!


The twinkle lights look really pretty at night too!


I'm loving the way my bedroom is coming together, I can't wait to share more, stay tuned!


15 comments

  1. Sharon Culpepper BrittSunday, January 29, 2017

    Tania, you came up with an ingenious solution to an ugly view. It all came together beautifully.

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  2. Thanks so much Sharon!

    Tania

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  3. It looks so pretty! I bet the lights are really special at night.

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  4. It looks warm and cozy. Nice way to deal with an unpleasant view! Knowing how much fun it is to paint spindles, I'm SHOCKED that you didn't paint the screen! LOL!

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  5. Thanks Linda, the lights are really pretty at night. :o)

    Tania

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  6. Right?! I actually like the wood tone though.

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  7. Just kidding! If you painted it white (for instance) it would just blend in.

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  8. Tania, yer killing me girl.....please come to Olympia and do this to our bedroom????? Will feed you ????? xoxoxo

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  9. Lol, I DO work for food!!

    Tania

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  10. It's so pretty Tania!. I love how you've put those layered elements together. Great idea using the white sheers to still let the light in but block the view. I can't wait to see the black walls!!!

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  11. it looks SOOO good! i love the pom poms, too!!!

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