Nov
03

Oversized Mirror Headboard-Is this “off the wall”?

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About six weeks ago I ask for help with selecting the paint color for our Master Bedroom.  The final decision was Benjamin Moore #647.   Read more about the color selections here:  Help me with my MBR design.

Benjamin Moore 647 Fun and Games looks amazing on the master bedroom wall! It brightens the room even in low light conditions.

Benjamin Moore 647 Fun and Games looks amazing on the master bedroom wall! It brightens the room even in low light conditions.

So now we are finally pulling it all together.  The wall is painted and the fabrics are selected.  Now what?

It is quite a long story how we acquired a very oversized mirror (slightly damaged in transit).  I fell in love with the rustic texture of the frame and the massive size. The mirror needed a large bare wall.

Rustic 64" diameter oversized mirror by LazySusan

Rustic 64″ diameter oversized mirror by LazySusan

I needed a headboard in the MBR and had a large bare wall.  This is the beginning of the plan.

Bland Master Bedroom Wall-way too white!

Bland Master Bedroom Wall-way too white!

So how do you create a headboard and incorporate the mirror?  I first made a template using the mirror to determine the shape of the headboard and tried it behind the bed.

Cut out headboard template taped to wall.

Cut out headboard template taped to wall.

Now the fun begins! 🙂  Paul and I constructed the headboard frame out of plywood and foam insulation board to decrease the weight and give it a thick side edge.  The frame was covered with a thin foam mattress pad and wrapped with quilt batting.  The fabric was then pulled tight over the frame and stapled in place. ( The fabric color did not photograph well.  It is actually a more muted shade of the wall color).  I had planned on adding large nailhead trim to accent the headboard shape. As it was coming together I decided to keep the headboard surface unembellishedTake note to highlight the texture of the mirror. (If you would like more information about the headboard construction please leave a commit and I will send you more information).

The biggest challenge of the whole project was hanging the mirror and the headboard.  So here it is!

Master bedroom headboard wall with mirror and accessories.

Master bedroom headboard wall with mirror and accessories.

As shown in the blog Help me with my MBR design we used the very pastel coverlet and shams accented by stronger, brighter colored pillows.  Also, we added the striped fabric element to the waterfall bench at the end of the bedheadboard-large-scale-mirror-pillow-texture-Rizzy-waterfall-bench-Robertallenfabric-project-tucson-smallabode

Take note that even this month’s editions of two popular home magazines used the colors of this bedroom.  The roses were just picked from my desert rose garden. 🙂

House Beautiful and Residential Lighting magazines used the bedroom colors in their latest editions!

House Beautiful and Residential Lighting magazines used the bedroom colors in their latest editions!

Still a few details to add.  Pillow shams are being made using the bench fabric to give the bed more definition.  Still not sure if the headboard needs nailhead or fabric trim???  What do you think?

I hope you don’t find this “huge” mirror headboard too “off the wall”.  I think it came together well and certainly filled the large bare wall!

Let me hear your comments-good or bad!  Suggestions always welcome.

Mary

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Mary Sherwood Lifestyles, Inc.

 

Comments

  1. Mary says:

    Hi Sheila-the shams are coming. I know it is a very different approach to a mirror placement. For now we’ll stick with the headboard. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Sheila says:

    I don’t like the headboard. I love the mirror and all the other accessories. I think it would be better with some big bold shams as a backdrop. It’s a very pretty room!

  3. Mary says:

    Alright Patsy. Pack your bags and come help me finish this thing!

  4. Mary says:

    Nancy-working on the something. Like the idea of the bench fabric as trim.

  5. Mary says:

    Hi Anne-still working on that something! Thanks for the comment!

  6. Mary says:

    Hi Shirley-glad you we used your color selection. 🙂 I am really pleased with the paint, mirror and headboard combo.

  7. Mary says:

    Hi Kay. Thanks for your comment. Still considering what nail heads to use. I’ll send the details of the headboard construction in another email.
    Great hearing from you!

  8. Mary says:

    Thanks, Lori. You know that is a great looking mirror! Had to use it somewhere!

  9. Mary says:

    Thanks, Becky. Still haven’t decided. Hope you and Mike our doing well! Thanks for the comment.

  10. Becky Newton says:

    Yes, to the nail heads. Will finish off the headboard. Looking good!!

  11. lori weber says:

    Mary, It looks really cool.

  12. Shirley Anschutz says:

    Mary I love it. That is the color I picked for your wall and never would have thought how to use the mirror and headboard as one. Shirley

  13. Kay Rice says:

    I would love more details about the headboard construction! Thank you so much for sharing! I think nailheads would add and be more versatile rather than fabric trim. Can’t wait to see what you decide!

    Kay

  14. Anne Nicholas says:

    I love the way the pattern in the accent pillows repeats the shape of the mirror. I think you’re right, the headboard doesn’t need nail head trim, but I feel like it needs SOMETHING.

  15. Nancy Work says:

    I think that you do need that little somein’ somein’ on the headboard. Love the shape of the headboard and the mirror…..fantastic idea! Maybe a little band of the stripe fabric that the bench is covered in….but the nail heads so great also.

  16. Patsy says:

    My two cent worth ! I think it needs the nailheads to balance the weight of the mirror a bit ot maybe even a fabric trim and nailheads. Just a bit of a challenge, but I know you will make it work !

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