September 4, 2013

I Bought Myself A Birthday Present

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:


headboard sweet something designs



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:


kirklands headboard

And a description of the headboard reads as follows:

  • Upholstered in a beige linen fabric
  • Double row nailhead accents in a brass finish
  • High-density foam filling with a dacron wrap
  • Contoured headboard with knob feet in dark brown
  • 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!


    Dixie Delights said...

    Gorgeous! Happy birthday to you :-)

    Simply LKJ said...

    So pretty! Enjoy. I would love an upholstered headboard, but am a bit unsure due to my dust mite allergy.

    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

    Lovely, Judy! I did a Kirkland's post a few weeks ago and this headboard was one of their items that I featured. We wound up getting a new mattress and went up to King size so we got a new headboard this week, too.

    Ron said...

    I love it, and who would have thought at Kirkland's??? Happy Early Bday!

    Linda@Coastal Charm said...

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Luv your present...soooo pretty! I have been thinking about making a king headboard...just haven't got around to it yet. Do you mind telling me how much your king size headboard was on sale for?


    suburban prep said...

    Happy birthday. I hope you have a wonderful day and year.

    Kelly TalkoftheHouse said...

    That thing is beautiful! And like Ron said, I never would have thought to look for a headboard at Kirklands! Wow...I might have to check there for what I am looking for for the boys' room. Happy early birthday!!!

    Kelly said...

    How exciting! It's always fun to find something you've always wanted and actually get it. Happy Birthday (early) to you! Love the headboard. I really like the look of upholstered headboards.

    Art and Sand said...

    To get what we want, we have to buy it ourselves for our birthdays.

    It is beautiful.

    Fairhope Supply Co. said...

    Happy birthday to you! It's the perfect gift!

    Mimi said...

    It's going to be beautiful!! Can't wait to see it in your room. Happy Birthday to you!

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