When my mom was living with us before she went to the skilled nursing facility, she was in Jesse's room and Jesse went to the basement. Since she moved, we decided to move him back upstairs to his old room. Of course this was BB (before blogging) so no before pictures.
Of course, we had to paint since purple and pink wasn't his style. Can you imagine a 17 year old with purple flowers!! Anyway, he wanted a queen memory foam mattress and his old bed was a full size. Since he is 6' 3", a full was too short anymore! We decided to make a platform bed and padded headboard for him. Today I am just going to show you the headboard.
We had a hollow core door that was sitting in the basement doing nothing! My brother in law works at a door manufacturer so he can get slightly damaged doors for us all the time for $5!
I bought the 2 inch foam at Hancock Fabrics on sale and we cut it with the electric knife to fit to size. I then stapled quilt batting around it to make it smoother. I had bought some fabric the year before on clearance that I thought would work perfectly!
What do you think??? It looks like a fancy hotel to me! I was going to put buttons on it but after it was done, I thought it looked just right without them.
The pictures above the bed are close up shots I took of his guitar, enlarged and framed them. He is a minimalist at heart and I am somewhat over the top so it is hard to decorate for him.
I will show you the platform bed and furniture I painted another day!!
I am linking this project to Pefectly Imperfect for Style Feature Saturday!