If I was my son’s contractor he would have fired me and with held the final payment! His bedroom makeover has been a work in progress since he was ten (he is now thirteen- but I tell everyone he is eight so I can subtract 5 years off my age)! After getting his bed situated and the walls painted he had this huge gap above his bed:
So his first headboard looked kinda cool. I wrote about it here, but the short version is I found some cool cd disk trays at IKEA, painted the trays and nailed them above his bed.
I thought it was a cool project. I loved them until my son said his head hurt when he leaned against his headboard. I tried to convince him he just needed to get use to the headboard. Then I suggested we add more pillows. I mean pillows can hide a multitude of DIY disasters.
I was getting frustrated. I searched Pinterest, but nothing was in my scope of skill sets. And, then I found inspiration at Marshalls. I had 10 minutes to spare before picking up my son from practice and ran into Marshalls (doesn’t everyone?). I found a package of foam squares used in workout spaces. I initially walked right past them and then took a step backwards.
And, I got to thinking.
A few hours later, I was painting away. The “assembly” was within my technical expertise (ie: no tools)!
Of course, why stop with one color of paint? I decided I had plenty of time ( sarcasm) to hand paint each puzzle’s edge to define the border. My arm went numb trying to paint the boarder. Why didn’t I think of this idea to outline the edges before I nailed it to the wall??
Done! I think it was worth the temporary carpal tunnel! I added a Babolat sign with plans to add more details (ie: stickers). I have to remind myself it is my son’s room.
Cost for this DIY headboard: $12.99