You’re going to think I’m certifiably insane, and I might be inclined to agree.
We just sold our bed on craigslist! Yes, this bed. The one that took for-ev-ah to make.
But before you turn me in, let me explain…
When we finally set out to redo the master bedroom, I made the rookie error of painting the room first. Then hating it, and repainting. Like, four times or so? Enough times that I was pretty sure Andy was reconsidering this marriage.
When I finally settled on a color I liked (Benjamin Moore Silver Sage), we built our bed. The fabric I chose was beautiful, and when it was all crumpled up in a ball, you could see different shades of grays, blues and greens in it, and it worked beautifully with the wall color.
But stretched out into upholstery? It just looked gray. It was a pretty, shimmery pewter, but right up next to that Silver Sage, it was not cute.
I shopped for fabrics to tie the two together, and could find no such thing.
I tried to love the headboard + wall color. I wanted to love it. We tried to make it work, the three of us, but finally decided it was best to part ways. I knew when it came down to it, it was the paint color I loved, not the headboard color.
So I threw him up on craigslist for a reasonable price - (let’s just say I didn’t price-gauge anybody, but made enough to cover the cost of that bed and its replacement) – and sold it to a very nice lady with a giant diesel truck.
Here’s why this is a good thing:
- We’re going to remake it. Same shape headboard, same size, same deal, but with new fabric. And I’m going to post a step-by-step tutorial (with measurements! and cost breakdowns!) as we go so if you want to recreate it, you can.
- I can make a better fabric decision, and maybe still create my original vision for the room (lots of whites and shimmery neutrals and metallics).
- Andy and I want to give it another go, because we learned a lot of lessons the first time and think we can improve. He’s actually kind of pumped about it, so please don’t turn me in for husband abuse!
- The next bed will be essentially free, which is what I’m going to be telling myself over and over again when I’m in the middle of tugging on upholstery, stapling my fingers and questioning my sanity.
So stay tuned over the next few weeks as we do this thing – again! Sound fair? This is only a little bit crazy, right? Right?
Update: The newer bed is now complete! See the details here as we:
- Talked about how to choose a great upholstery fabric
- Chose a fabric… then changed our (okay, my) mind
- Shared our supply list and cut a headboard
- Built a bedframe
- Upholstered the bedframe and upholstered the headboard
- Added the legs and finishing touches