It’s a week away from my birthday but I bought myself something I’ve been wanting for a while now….a new upholstered headboard! A little backstory first….about 4-5 years ago I ordered a custom headboard from Ballard’s in Atlanta. It was described as “creamy pin tuck” and it I thought it would be just what I’d been looking for. I eagerly awaited it’s arrived (about 6 weeks) and when it finally came I couldn’t wait to see how it would look. When I put my white coverlet and pillows on the bed…I was horrified! The headboard looked yellow…not the look I was going for. I tried and tried to make it work but it never did. Finally, I took two taupe linen curtain panels and sewed them together to make a slipcover of sorts….that looked much better and later I added a German grain sack in the middle….which looked pretty good actually…something like this:
My Ballard's headboard was shaped like the one in the photo above
But I never got around to making the ties for the slipcover and probably never will….so yesterday I was in our local Kirkland's and they had “the” headboard on sale! I couldn’t get it out of my mind and called the store this morning to see if it was a king size and it was! I called my husband and told him I’d found “my” birthday present…I would sell the old one on Craig's List or the Bulletin Board (a local free advertisement)….and would he pick it up this evening. He said he would when he got off work. I called the store manager back and told her I was on my way to pay for it since she couldn’t take my credit card over the phone. Here’s a photo from the Kirkland’s website:
And a description of the headboard reads as follows:
The linen is a little darker than what the photo shows but I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! Our wall color is very similar to the one in the Kirkland’s photo and my accent color is the pretty aqua as shown in the nightstand….so I think this headboard will really “make” our bedroom.
Happy Birthday To Me!