Project Banish Bedroom Boredom has Begun

Phase 1 Completed

This banish bedroom boredom makeover has several phases:

  1. Phase 1: Procure and install platform bed base
  2. Phase 2: Construct headboard from 3 old doors, crown molding, and trim
  3.       Paint and antique headboard with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint & Wax
  4. Phase 3: Procure a new nightstand
  5.       Paint old and new nightstands with A.S. chalk paint to match the headboard
  6. Phase 4: Hang flatscreen TV on the wall
  7. Phase 5: Accessorize bedroom – procure bed skirt & lamps, rearrange pictures and art

Phase 1 – Operation Replace Bed Base

You may recall from the previous post about our bedroom, I foolishly purged the original base to our Sleep Number bed a few years ago, so now, much to my chagrin, I’ve purchased a new one and we assembled it this weekend.

It’s amazing how much taller the bed is with an additional 5 inches of height.

New Platform Bed Base

New Platform Bed Base

The assembly meant we needed to move the storage boxes and the folding tables from under the bed, and in doing so realized we needed to clean there.  It’s a little embarrassing to admit it’s the first time in 8 years we’ve cleaned under the bed.

Dust bunnies and their dog fur bunny cousins were successfully run out of town.

Phase 2 – Banish Bedroom Boredom – Making the Headboard

You may recall my inspiration pieces:

Zinc colored bed

Restoration Hardware Zinc colored bed

Tim will use his carpentry skills to bring 3 vintage doors together to resemble my inspiration headboard from Restoration Hardware, and it was also used MDF sheets which are really easy to use with the help of a professional, and you can get your mdf board cut to size before starting any self-build project.

Creamy paneled bed

Restoration Hardware Creamy paneled bed

After much debate with myself, decided to go with the creamy white finish for the headboard. The lure of the glamorous and dark zinc finish was strong, I convinced myself that the smart choice from a project completion standpoint was the creamy white finish.

Here’s my thinking:

  • This makeover is likely to take a while, (see Phases 2-5 above)
  • Although I really liked the zinc, I just didn’t want to have to paint the walls, ceilings and trim work when I’m still in love with the milk chocolate brown walls AND they’re still in really good shape, even after 8 years
  • My painting gene is likely to get enough of a workout with painting the bed and the nightstands.
  • The bed linens will work with the cream, meaning I won’t have to purchase all new bedspreads, duvets, and pillows – saving me money to spend on a fabulous bedskirt

More as the Project BBB continues.