As usual, I’ve been reading design magazines and books like mad, and watching lots of design shows. I think I was a decorator in a former life.
I found a new design show called “Fun Shui” – with Stephanie MacWilliams, an expert who makes feng shui and design/home decorating both accessible and fun.
In one show, she talked about the different kinds of headboards and what they do energetically. A big wooden headboard is strong and grounding, for example, while a canopied bed can be romantic and cozy.
I decided that I want a padded headboard – which she said is comforting and soothing – something I need. It would also be good for reading, writing, and drawing in bed (doing more of that lately).
So, I was thinking, how can I make myself a padded headboard, what kind of fabric do I want to use, what kind of frame would it have to have. Coincidentally, I had just moved two big floor pillows into my bedroom from the living room where they were in the way.
Inspiration struck, and I propped them upon the bed as a movable headboard.
They look great and give the bed more presence in the room. They are a deep rich red velvet, which goes with my bedroom’s Chinese/bohemian theme and the gold, red, and touches of purple in the room. I try to ignore the boring white walls and bland tan carpeting; I do rent, y’all. But I digress…
Awesome! And best of all – free!!
I believe this is what those in the biz call “repurposing.”
I repurposed your mom last night…