Monday, March 3, 2014

Placemat Headboard

You read that correctly.  I made a faux headboard for our faux daybed out of placemats.  It only seemed appropriate, really.
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While looking for some kitchen accessories for Charley’s play kitchen at Ikea, I came across these black and white striped placemats.  I was drawn to the stripes because, well, I love me some stripes.  Instantly I thought about using them to give our pallet daybed the look of a headboard.  I bought ten of them for 1.49 a piece.  Not a bad price for a headboard, even if it is fake.
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The hanging process was super simple.  I started by measuring where the center of the bed would be and hung the two center placemats with tape, making sure they were level.  Then I worked my way outward on both sides.  Once I had them hung with tape I snapped a few pics to make sure I liked it.  Finally, I hammered a small nail into each corner when it came time to hang them for real.
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With all the stripes up top I decided to get rid of the colorful striped rug that was laying in front of the bed.  I didn’t know there could be such a thing as two many stripes, but it turns out, there can be.  Mostly because they were all horizontal and way too redundant. 
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On a whim I hung the empty frame with pictures of various cities around the world that used to hang in the old guest room.  I also hung paper garland from Anthropolgie, just because I love it.  I’m not sure if it will stay like this because the office is so up in the air right now.  I have some ideas but not a super clear vision of how this space will look.  Luckily, I haven’t spent money on anything that won’t be staying.  I’ve basically been digging around our house and using what we have on hand just to start the process.
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Perhaps I’ll hop on Pinterest for some office decor inspiration.
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