Friday, November 30, 2007

Nifty Fifty

I celebrated my 50th birthday on Sunday--waking up to breakfast in bed and singing by Andrea and Dave. When Dave asked what I would like this year, I had a couple things in mind that required construction and installation. Besides the fact that it was my birthday, he had a 4-day holiday weekend to devote to projects I had in mind. :) It was great to shop with him for a chandelier-type light for our kitchen and have him install that the next day. He hung a heavy mirror for me and some other odd jobs.



The best project was our joint design/jointly constructed headboard. I had recently worked on a fabric headboard, but it needed some help. Dave brought up some old kitchen cabinet doors that we had saved for such a use. I painted the wood and constructed the fabric panels while Dave attached the appropriate boards to the panels and wall and voila! we have a new headboard. (While the design shows would have you think it just takes a few minutes to create furniture with power tools, it actually took most of Saturday.) Here's our finished creation:









By the way, (BTW as Julia says) the comforter and drapes were my Grandma Nita's and made probably 40 years ago. I just added a section for height.)

8 comments:

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday! How nice to wake up to singing. That's the best birthday to get rooms redecorated. It looks so good!

Corinne said...

I love it!! That headboard looks awesome.

Mendy said...

Oh, Cheri! I love your room. Of course, you know I am a huge design show fan and I think you did a great job! I also love yellow and just think that your room is beautiful! Way to go.

Jenni said...

Wow Cheri, you are an awesome DIYer!! Your room looks so pretty!! And happy birthday again!!:)

The Tidwell Family said...

Happy Birthday! I love the way your room turned out! It looks like such sweet place to get away. Great work!

Jann said...

Happy Birthday Cheri. I really love your room. You are so very creative.

Cami said...

Thats a beautiful headboard! I love it. I have big boards covered in fabric with fabric-covered buttons that I made when I was being crafty for my headboard/window shutters, but not nearly as cute as this! People call mine dominoes. Ilove your matchy pillow!

Kellie said...

I love the headboard! You did such a nice job. The whole effect is lovely.