Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Master Bedroom Re-Do: Drop Cloth Headboard Slipcover & More

I have been wanting to freshen up the Master Bedroom for a while!
A Drop Cloth, Spray Paint, Fabric & Time and this is the result:
Before, the bedroom was dark with no color besides my little red nightstand
I love the splash of Blue...
Really the pictures do not give it justice...
I spray painted my nightstand a glossy brown to match Bill's nightstand.
{That picture on my nightstand is our engagement picture from almost 14 years ago!}
I bought these lamps at Goodwill and saw the potential!
I just painted them Americana Bahama Blue, used a brown stamp pad to shabby it, and finished it with Satin Varnish for the glossy look. {Super easy and fast}
I used a 6'x9' Drop Cloth {yes, the canvas painting one from Lowes} and I washed it first.
I turned it on the back side and pinned it to give me the shape to sew.  This took me a little while to do, between having 3 of the 4 kids at know how that goes! :)
When I finished sewing the slipcover for the headboard, I printed off this design for the iron-on!
{I used Photoshop Elements to design this iron-on.  The Scroll is a brush from Rhonna Farrer's Creative Banners kit and then I typed in "Love is Spoken Here".}
I am pretty sure that I will add a flower/rosette on there soon!!
{I am testing to see if my sister, Janis, is reading my post...I just found out that she just likes to look at my pictures and doesn't bother to read my post...leave me a comment if you read this Janis Ann!}
Anywho, I bought a bolster pillow at Tuesday Morning for really cheap a few weeks ago and I finally made the pillow cover for it.
I just cut out the size I needed, hemmed the edges, rolled the pillow in it, and tied jute on the ends to give it the candy look.
I bought these fabrics from Hawthorne Threads, the fabric line is from Michael Miller {click here for the website link}.  They were really quick on the delivery...very impressed!
Enjoy, I know that I will!
Linked to:
The CSI Project
Beyond the Picket Fence and Featured Here
Shabby Chic Cottage
Somewhat Simple
Cheap Chic Home
Tatertots and Jello and Featured Here
I Heart Naptime
Saving Money Living Life


  1. LOVE it girl. The pillows are fabulous!

  2. Jenn it turned out stunning! Your bedroom is so beautifully decorated. :)

  3. This is so pretty! I love the lamps.

  4. Great makeover! The blue lamps are stunning! Awesome accent!

  5. I am loving the lamps. I just bought one like that at a g sale. feeling inspired to remake it now. I would not have known you spray painted them. good job.

  6. It looks so nice!! A slipcover was a great idea!

  7. it turned out beautifully! love it - so relaxing and comfortable.

  8. gorg. JENN~ I love it, you did a fab. job. Hope all is well with ya. Jenn

  9. I love the lamp, especially the color & love, love, love the headboard slipcover!!!

  10. I really like how the blue just makes it pop! Especially those lamps. Very nice!

  11. This is just beautiful. The slipcover looks amazing! Visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage.

  12. Beautiful job all the way around, Jenn. The headboard slipcover is the way-to-go for ease. Thank you for linking with FFT :).

  13. I never would have thought to do a slipcover! I love it!



  14. This looks great! I've been wanting to make a headboard for ages now!

  15. I would love both iron on patterns! Sooo cute and inspiring! I love your blog!!
    Jessica Hayes

  16. Love your projects! The lamps are so pretty too. It was kind of you to share your makeover tips/instructions with us.

  17. I'm picking up my jaw now. I came over from Kim's Cheap Chic Home and just adore that headboard. How clever you are.

  18. Everything about this room looks AMAZING!! I have to have those turqouisewhite throw pillows!!

  19. Love your slipcovered headboard. I have an iron bed and have been wanting to do the same thing. I especially love the wording transfer you used. Where did you get that?

  20. Jenn, I am repenting and READING your blog. I just love looking at the pictures!!! :) Love You!!

  21. i swear we about have the same headboard.
    and if ou only knew how much i've been wanting to do something (????) to it!

    thank you for this!

  22. Drop Cloths have become the new Silk! Really, so many people are using them to decorate.. the price of fabric is beyond grasp for most of us!

    Very nice Master Decorating!

  23. Looks great! Love that blue color and your lamps!

  24. Oh, I love that spray paint color. I'll have to remember that. It all turned out so beautiful!

  25. ohhh so cute! LOVE that blue lamp., so pretty! I'd love for you to link this up

  26. Loves it! Please come link up at our Fabulous Friday linky party on our blog! It closes Monday night.
    Heather @

  27. It's all wonderful. Love the quote and I also love the lamps, thanks for sharing.

  28. Gorgeous and creative. I love the splash of blue too! Thanks so much for sharing. -Emily @Martha Shmartha

  29. oooh Jen-you are on a roll! I love the master! Super easy, cheap touches! This is right up my alley! You have inspired yet again!!