Last weekend while driving home from Saturday morning soccer, my boys and I performed a rescue mission...a roadside rescue, if you will. As we turned at the intersection near our house we spotted this huge (and I do mean gigantic) upholstered headboard sitting on the side of the road.
I hesitated for a second & asked my boys if we should stop and get it. I got a resounding..."Uh, yeah mom, let's do it!" I was afraid they'd be totally embarrassed by their crazy mother whipping the Suburban around in the middle of the road to load this massive piece into the back. Instead they were cheering me on and jumping right out there with me to help load her up! I guess I'm training 'em right....it was a very proud moment.
They were so excited to tell their dad what we'd done. His response...a silent head shake, as he unloaded her for me.
As you can clearly see, she needs a bit of work. That horrible gold leafing and questionable fabric with the camels is frightening...I know. But try to see past it and imagine it's potential. I knew immediately what I'd do with her. And yes, I am referring to the headboard as a girl because she will eventually be a daybed in my daughters' room. I have searched high and low for the perfect daybed and have found nothing. That is, until I found this hideous king sized headboard laying on the roadside. My plan is to paint her white and upholster the middle piece in a gorgeous fabric with tufted buttons. Then I will hang her on the wall and push the twin sized bed horizontally up against her...thus faking a daybed! Perfect. I was nervous the measurements wouldn't work, but when I got home and measured the mattress and the headboard...they were a perfect fit for each other! I pretty much did the happy dance right there.
Now to find the time to actually get it done.