Oversized Mirror Headboard-Is this “off the wall”?By Mary
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.
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.
I needed a headboard in the MBR and had a large bare wall. This is the beginning of the plan.
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.
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!
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 bed
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. 🙂
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.
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