Today we have a fun update for Charlie’s room. New big bed with DIY IKEA seamless headboard. This time around, I’m trying to get my kids involved in the project as much as possible, physically (and mentally for me), while staying positive. I would love to do more DIY together, but I know it has to be pretty basic and I really need to enjoy the process. So we came up with something very easy to make with a staple gun (admittedly a very fun new trigger pull version). Tuft & Needle We’ve been in touch about social partnerships and I love their mattresses (I have a mattress in my kid’s bunk room in the mountain house, but the only thing that really needs to be filmed is what I had (because there is no Strictly speaking, Brian and I didn’t need a new mattress (although after lying on it, it’s so comfortable, I’m so envious). But Charlie wanted to upgrade to a queen, so he needed both a proper bed and a new mattress (not because he needed a queen bed, but because his room would be the second guest room). It’s big enough that you’ll need it for a family this summer) staying here with multiple kids). Technically, I know couples can sleep in a full bed, but as an avid king sleeper, I thought it would be nice to at least have a queen bed. Here’s where we ended up when we showed him his room a few weeks ago.
This room isn’t currently filmed for magazines (it’s not too close, so there are plenty of rooms to film). I want to paint a banyan bridge style mural, so that’s fine, but Rachel I’m so busy with her show, cleverly designed, she won’t be able to help me until the fall. But to keep moving, we hacked this bed and gave him a proper headboard (and Caitlin brought this old frame and mattress back to his daughter as a big girls bed. was).
This DIY isn’t going to break the internet (like Brady’s DIY headboard everyone is still talking about), but it’s my favorite vintage plaid, hanging over a simple frame from IKEA. It is It looked cute and worked well, and it was simple enough that Charlie could help out. Brought it to me (sorry I don’t have a picture of him because he helped Caitlin the day before he came to shoot, but he’s in Lille).
we bought this bed From IKEA – Attracted by the pine aspect and ease of hacking. I wanted it to be taller so I added legs with 1x12x6 timbers and fixed them with straight/flat braces. I then used a 9-year-old boy’s dream DIY tool, a staple gun, to wrap the batting around his two layers.
I thought about playing with shapes, but when it came to putting a playful mural on the wall, I thought a more straight line would be safer.
This post is not sponsored by Tuft & Needle, but for those in the market, this is their new post mint hybrid mattress It features both springs and patented foam technology for extreme comfort. I love soft mattresses, but this one is really, really good.
This fabric is one of my favorite Japanese boro plaid quilting fabrics and it was dark and eye-catching in a good way.
here we go! It took a day to gather things, and a day for Gretchen and I to work on it. Of course, with the help of Charlie’s classic shootout. The bed itself wasn’t easy to put together, but it was solid.
All of these puppies will not be allowed to be photographed without them. They chase me all day long and I can’t help but take pictures (I love this one because it gives me a “life force” and most of the time it keeps my kids away from the internet) is :))
I’m still having to decide whether to strip or paint that nightstand (and matching chair), or leave it in 1970s orange, but honestly, it works here. thought??!!
Window treatment: deco view
carpet: stark carpet
wall color: Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Outlet cover: rejuvenation
*Photo provided by: Kaitlyn Green