Tuesday, September 16, 2008

In the mood!!!

Cool weather gets me in the mood! No, not THAT mood (sorry dear), the mood to get crafty. First let me back up a little. I have been living in my house a few days short of 3 years. I love my house but I see projects everywhere. I think this is cause I watch too much HGTV!!! I am not one of those people that move into their house and totally decorate it right off the bat. One, because that takes a lot of money and I don't got it! Two, because I am a little more eclectic and I buy things for a room when I find something I like! So back to the mood! My latest project was to make a headboard for Jay's and my bed.

Quick side note! For the first 4 months of Jay's and my married lives we slept on the floor, we had no bed! I look back on it now with fond memories of being the poor young happy married couple. Now, our bed consists of $30 rails we bought and a mattress and box spring that a couple in our old church gave us cause they wanted a new set (thanks Sylvia). All of that to say, we can be thrifty!

So, my thrifty self decided to make a headboard. I bought the fabric under $15 (on sale), foam $18 (with coupon) , and batting $8 and Jay had a piece of Plywood I could use (free). We measure the size I wanted and I used the circular saw (which Jay didn't want me to cause he said it is real dangerous, but I laugh in the face of danger and used it (with Jay's instructions) and did it. Once cut, we (Jay helped me do this project, I need to give him the credit too) adhered the foam, stapled the batting and stapled the fabric and wala (is that how you spell that?) we've got ourselves a headboard. Down the road I want to put a frame around it and we need to attach it to the wall but for now it is just sitting pretty behind out bed. Here are some pictures of the headboard. The colors aren't as true in the photos as in person. My bedding has the color of my headboard in it!
Next project, Shannon's coming over tomorrow and we are painting my kids bathroom! Fun Fun!

10 comments:

QUEEN TEAM D said...

vbgfdsWow! I am so proud! It looks so fabulous! Do It! Start something... if someone doesn't start something... husbands never get to put off finishing anything!

Terina

The Booys said...

Jenna, It looks so great!!!!

I knew you were a girl after my own heart!! I love the fabric, so luxurious, so not thrifty, or cheap, way to go!!!

Bekah said...

It looks really good! Pat on the back...I am so not crafty and could never do anything like that! Have fun doing the bathroom!

Jonna said...

Looks wonderful! I too LOVE the fabric! Nice work!

Melissa Flaming said...

Your headboard looks mahhhvelous!
Sounds like your marriage beginnings were much like Jarrod's and mine. How far we've come...how far we have to go. I am a thrifty nut, too, so when I see a bargain I get all fuzzy inside. Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Definately a far cry from North Hico...looks really good. Miss you all! By the way, "Syliva" made me chuckle.

Bryan

Jenna Jean said...

Thanks guys for the complements!

Sara said...

you've got a great style, Jenna!!! I'm growing more and more appreciative of it! Your headboard is GREAT! Again, I bow to you in your one of a kind way to get in there a git a job well done!

Jenna Jean said...

Bryan, go ahead laugh at my mistakes see if I care!!!! It is a good thing I love you, cuz...

Shan said...

You've got a hit on your hands! I can say that I've seen it in person and it looks even BETTER!!

How are those stripes coming along on the new project? MAN, I'm missing the fun part now.