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2.23.2011

A Pretty Paneled Headboard Wall

Hello all!

Sorry this is a day late, but I think it will be worth it!  Yesterday was a cold and dreary day, and I was just not loving the light for my photos.  Is it too much to ask for a sliver of sunlight?  Plus, my son has the flu, so I was a bit scattered anyway!

But things are looking brighter in my daughter Kate's, bedroom!  I have to admit, since we've moved, I haven't done a whole lot to the kids' rooms, aside from painting them.  But one thing that has been bugging me for awhile now, is that my daughter's bed just looks... unfinished.  She has adorable bedding (PB Outlet), but I haven't found a headboard that I really like.


But along came this beautiful inspiration (thank you, Emily A. Clark).  Ever since I laid eyes on it - I have had this paneled wall image in the back of my mind...

Why not give this a shot, right?  You don't necessarily need the headboard AND the paneled wall to make a statement.  I find the paneled wall alone really striking!

First things first.  I needed to rearrange her bedroom.  There aren't a whole lot of options, and the original setup just wasn't really working.

So, here are some pictures of her room before we got to work.  I should say that part of what triggered this paneled headboard was that Kate wanted to "organize her room".  Who am I to stand in the way of progress?  (And yes, it's dark.  What can I say?  Women in this house get motivated in the nighttime hours.  Perhaps it has something to do with me painting our master bedroom the day before I went into labor with her...).

This is the view from her bedroom door (prior to clearing anything out).  You can see that some items have made their way up from the basement:



Again, a view from her bedroom door, slightly to the right.  Lots of doors to deal with in this space.
A shot from the doorway of the Jack & Jill bathroom.  More doors.

Like I said, this setup just wasn't working.  Plus, she has one additional nightstand that shouldn't even be in her room.  Too much stuff!

So, from here, I rearranged the furniture.


I'm liking the flow of the room more already.  I am thinking that a smaller dresser may be in order, but that's for another time.  I'm also adding "paint the treasure chest" to my to-do list in this room.



But now that the paneled headboard wall is complete, it really adds to the character of the room and I'm loving it!  I love the texture and the interest it brings.  Excuse the photo overload here.  Can you tell I'm excited?




 

I'm still debating on the artwork here - what do you think?  When I hang it on the wall, it just gets lost in the Sea of Pink.  When I hang it on the paneled wall, you could actually see it.  So, this is where it stands for now. 



What do you think?  Leave the artwork there?  Or better off without?

But wait!  Just when you thought it couldn't get any cuter... (I literally thought of this just before I was going to post).



Who can resist a boxwood wreath?  Wait, is that a cute, coordinating boxwood topiary on the nightstand?  Oh yes it is!

Well, there you have it.  I will post a tutorial on this project in the days to come.

Enjoy your day!

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104 comments:

  1. Wow, this is fabulous, great improvement moving the bed and then the wall! What a great space to work with, nice windows, high ceilings...fun!! Janell

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  2. Your daughter has an absolutely fabulous room now! I love the new headboard wall and love her bedding--so cute! I think the boxwood wreath looks so nice and pops against the headboard. Nice work!

    Pam

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  3. Best project I've seen all week! Good job! I bet she loves her "new" room:)

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  4. I love what you did to the wall, and the wreath is perfect. I agree, the pink sign did get lost in all the pink of the wall. The wreath just pops out in a nice contrast. Beautiful!!!

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  5. Jenny, this is so cute. That wall has become the perfect headboard. The artwork was cute there, but the wreath looks really good! Thanks so much for linking to WUW.

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  6. Wowsa! I love this! Just beautiful. I like the wreath there too. It shows up better. But I love the saying on the artwork! Too cute! Just found your wonderful blog through WUW. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Tammy

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  7. Wow! What a great job on that paneled wall...could you do a short tutorial on how that was done? I love BOTH the picture and the wreath so I'm no help there but I also like the wall "bare"...

    Judy

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  8. I ADORE This! The room really pops. Nice job. I know she has to love it!

    & I'm a sucker for a cute saying. My vote is move the wreath to the wall since it will be ok with the pink & add the sign, which is just precious!

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  9. Amazing! This looks so great and the new layout seems to work much better. I've got to say I'm partial to the wreath but I think I like the better contrast against the paneling.

    Love it!

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  10. I love it! Such a big difference. I would really like to see how you did the paneling. I like the wreath better above the bed then the plaque. Maybe the plaque could go on one of the many doors so it stands out on the white.

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  11. I love the wreath the most! The dark green against the white seems more crisp and clean than the saying. And I love how it ties in with the green pillows and the topiary!

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  12. The room is so pretty, love the colors and the rearrangement. I think the wreath and topiary look really great.

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  13. This is so lovely. And of course the boxwood wreath sets it off so perfectly. I am really loving how this turned out.

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  14. Jenny this turned out so great and I just LOVE the wreath - it looks GREAT! I would love if you would link this up to a new linky party I am starting with SAS Interiors on Saturday (you can go to either site to link) - greendoordesigns.blogspot.com

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  15. I think the grenery looks amazing with it...Its even feminine! maybe put the art work on the bathroom, bedroom or closet door. I laughed about all the things that make it upstairs we have that issue in our bedrooms/playroom

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  16. It looks fantastic! I would love this treatment throughout my house, lol!

    Sue @ Beach Bungalow
    xo

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  17. This looks wonderful. I've been thinking of making an upholstered headboard for my bedroom but this has got me thinking of doing paneling between my windows. Thanks for the great idea!

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  18. OMG Jenny I am LOVIN that paneled headboard!! You did such a great job on it.I'm not going to be any help to you on what to hang over the bed because I think they both look great!! Martina

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  19. I adore this!!! I would love it if you linked this up to my linky party.

    happyhappyhousewife.blogspot.com

    It is open until tonight. Thanks!

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  20. What a dramatic transformation!!! I love it!

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  21. I absolutely LOVE this!!! It is amazing what something as simple as a headboard & moving furniture around can do! I can't wait to have my own home to do so... until then I will live vicariously through you ;)

    xo, E

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  22. That looks really great! You are rightfully proud. So happy for you. - Mandy

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  23. Oooh! How pretty! What is the pink wall color's name & brand?
    I'm a pink fanatic. :-D

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  24. Beautiful job! I love the wreath above the bed... kind of a classic look.

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  25. This is gorgeous. I love the whole look...you have a lucky girl!

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  26. LOVE it! The rearrangement is perfect as the bed fits perfectly between the windows! Great Great Job!

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  27. What a sweet room! I adore that pink color~it looks like cotton candy!

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  28. Hi Jenny-
    I think this looks better and has more impact than if you did it in the entire room. It really makes the bed look dreamy - love the wreath.
    My best- Diane

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  29. I did a similar headboard in my master bedroom. After looking at so many king headboards...I had to create my own.

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  30. That looks amazing! Great job!

    Miranda
    www.justdrinkacoke.blogspot.com

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  31. Oh my gosh I love what you did! What a dramatic wall - so impressed. It adds so much architectural interest!

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  32. Gorgeous!! She must be giddy about the changes!

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  33. Oh! this is just fantastic! I really want to copy you! Would that be okay? We were both featured on "not just a housewife" how awesome is that. I love your blog, going to become a follower right away. great job love it!
    Lindsay
    countrygirlhome.blogspot.com

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  34. Beautiful room! Any girl would LOVE that!! You know what you could do with that pink hanging? Buy a larger piece of mdf and paint it either white or the green color and put it behind the hanging, as a mat. You have to hang that somewhere... the words are just too precious. :-)

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  35. You did a great job! And no worries about photo overload....no such thing in the blog world! BTW...I'm a new follower.

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  36. Looks fantastic - I like it. Great job!!!

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  37. What a great idea for a headboard! It looks beautiful.

    -Katie

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  38. I am in love with this "headboard". What an amazing job you have done. I have been a follower of your blog for a while. I would love for you to come by and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

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  39. You did a fantastic job! What a beautiful room. I vote for the wreath. http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

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  40. Love it! I saw Emily's yesterday and now today your adorabe little girls room! My hubs and I are currently working on our boys' room doing the same thing!! I think the wreath is a nice addition. I bet she's thrilled!

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  41. absolutely gorgeous! i've bookmarked you to share on my blog later! i'm so impressed!!! i've seen this around and can't wait to try it out someday! lovely.

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  42. FABULOUS JOB!! I envy her room:) Honestly, was this as hard as it looks to accomplish??

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  43. Wow!! That's awesome!! I am loving the wreath and now want to convince my hubby to let me do this to our room! I'm your newest follower!

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  44. Beautiful! I love the wreath. Cute bedding too! :)

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  45. When I saw the room before, I was so hoping you would move it between the windows. I love the bed there and that headboard is amazing, wow!

    I like the wreath more. What if you hung the prince artwork on her door. I love hanging a big flower or wreath on my daughter's door.

    Her bedding is also amazing. I love it

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  46. Love it! It looks geat and sooo pretty! My favorite is the boxwood wreath, the green looks so nice with the white and pink.
    Kim:)

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  47. What a lucky little girl! Will you adopt me? :)

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  48. What a huge improvement that makes to this room!
    I'd be excited, too!
    I actually prefer the wall 'as is'. Hanging something there takes away from the 'headboard' impact. But then I'm not much of a wreath person except for holidays. Great job!

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  49. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! The new arrangement of the room is perfect and I LOVE the wall!! SO pretty!!

    I like the wreath best!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  50. LOVE this! I am WISHING my daughter's room had TWO windows because I would SO be copying you :o)

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  51. Just gorgeous. Really! I am so in awe of the headboard and how it all came together. I really like the bed that way. The wreath is fantastic. You have my wheels turning for my own room. Oh boy.

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  52. Fantastic solution to a headboard! I love the board/batten look between the windows - gorgeous! (And loving the boxwood wreath, too!)

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  53. I saw this on modern jane. Very cute! Maybe you can even change out the wreath with the seasons, a cute feather wreath for Spring!! Can't wait to see the tutorial...

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  54. I saw this on Shabby Chic Cottage. Love that it is so substantial and yet simple to make. What's a bedroom without a headboard? The greenery is frosting on a (pink) cake. I'm jealous of your girl.

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  55. Love this - how creative! The wreath is the way to go..:-)

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  56. so cute!! I just found this adorable post over at Modern Jane's. I was loving the little daddy sign, but the wreath is the crowning touch! Nice job :) If you'd like, I wanted to invite you to link this up to my Transformations and Treasures party. It starts every Wednesday and closes Friday afternoon!

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  57. Gorgeous!! Love the wreath with it too. The pink walls are fabulous too.

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  58. Oh man, that's soooo adorable!

    Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

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  59. Love the room! My kids are begging me to re do their room. It's not as simple as when they were little. They are 10 and 14 now, and they have their own ideas! I love the headboard, and the colors.

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  60. This is adorable!!! Love it, your daughter must be in heaven :)

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  61. Gorgeous! This is absolutely amazing! The furniture rearranging totally made the room. Your daughter is super lucky!

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  62. It looks great. The wreath is a perfect touch!

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  63. Way to go girl! You really did a superb job! Her room is perfect!

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  64. It looks sooooo good!! the wreath against the pink and cream just make it! may i ask what color pink that is on the walls? its just such the perfect, soothing, sweet pink color.

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  65. I love the changes!

    chickhardware.blogspot.com

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  66. Awesome! I would LOVE to see a tutorial on this. It really looks great and I'd love to do it in my home. I need a project ASAP!

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  67. How pretty - love it!
    Dropping by from Met Monday, with a post on repurposed shelving.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  68. that looks amazing!!! wonderful job- it makes such an impact!

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  69. Hi, it makes such a difference! Nice job! Found you on MM at BNOTP. I jsut started my blog focusing on kids room designs and would love to include this in my gallery! Email or comment me. Have a great day!

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  70. Pretty much the sweetest room I've ever seen. Somehow you've managed to make "princess pink" look sophisticated and serene...love it!

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  71. Nice job! Love it with the wreath!

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  72. I love it! You can feel free to come n do my room any time! = ) lol Really, The wreath is lovely, but you really need to find somewhere for that art! That is too beautiful to not hang up! Ca'mon! Helen

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  73. I LOVE this project...you did a great job! It looks beautiful and the placement of the furniture looks perfect. Thanks for stopping by Saturday Spotlight and linking up this awesome project....I can't wait to see what you link up this weekend!
    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors
    www.sasinteriors.net

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  74. You are a goddess! Wow. I love it. I'm in awe.

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  75. I featured you this week in my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button. You earned it!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  76. Hi Jenny!

    I just want to say, I love this room! LOOKS GREAT!!!

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  77. Hi Jenny-
    I stopped by the other day to comment on this amazing project and it just got stuck in my head, SOOO it was my feature pick for Saturday Spotlight. Take a look: http://www.sasinteriors.net/2011/03/saturday-spotlight-2/
    Congratulations and job well done! Come on over to www.sasinteriors.net and grab the "I've been featured button" on the right column! Thanks again for linking up.

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

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  78. LOVE that headboard :) please come on over and link up to MMM!!

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  79. Wow! Love the headboard. The whole room is just so stinkin' cute!

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  80. I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!

    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    xoxokara

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  82. Jenny!
    You have completely inspired me with this project!
    I have featured you as my very first One Thrifty Chick at Thrifty and Chic! You can see your feature post here: http://thriftyandchicdecor.blogspot.com/2011/03/one-thrifty-chick.html

    Can't wait to see more of your inspiring projects :)

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  83. Hi, Jenny! First, I'm your newest follower. Second, I featured your awesome headboard project in here: http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2011/03/recognition-day-thursday-headboards.html. Please feel free to grab the feature button in my sidebar.

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  84. I love the headboard! Great job!!! I love everything about your blog! I am now following you! I hope you will drop by my blog sometime and follow me!! :-) I am participating in my first "Before & After" with Thrifty Decor Chick!
    Looking forward to getting to know you!
    ~~~rhonda~~~
    My before & after:
    http://bit.ly/hFEJgJ
    Follow me on Twitter: Twittle__Dee

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  85. Thanks for sharing your room !It's lovely!

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  86. I love, Love, LOVE this! So much. You did a really amazing job. It's beautiful. I would like it for my room. :-)
    -FringeGirl

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  87. Thanks for posting this! I've saved the link for a while until we were able to do the same thing in our room! Here's a link to my site showing our finished product: http://didyoumakethat.blogspot.com/2011/06/headboard-accent-wall.html

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  88. Just pinned you from Not Just A Housewife contest. Just love that wall treatment and plan to recreate in my master bedroom (and that's the board I pinned it on!).

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