All the years I lived in studio or one-bedroom apartments, I longed to have a guest room. Now that I have a house, the guest bedroom was the room I was most excited to decorate. It's still a work in progress, but my first project was to fill the empty space above the bed. We don't have a headboard for that bed. Someday I hope to make one - - maybe using reclaimed wood or old shutter doors - - but for the time being I decided to do something cheap and crafty.
I was inspired by this picture I saw online . . .
My version isn't quite as good but here it is . . .
|The nightstands are the apple crate project featured in my last post.|
- I used Microsoft Word since I don't have graphic design software. I simply had to "Insert" a triangle "Shape" into a Word document and enlarge it to my desired size. Then, I chose the "Fill" option to get a background pattern (I used "Parchment"). Next, I had to "Insert" a text box inside the triangle, type a letter, and print it on plain white paper. Sidenote: Not sure if these instructions are no-brainers that totally insult your intelligence, or aren't detailed enough. Either way, I'm sorry!
- Then, I cutout the triangles, punched a hole in each corner, and strung them together with yarn.
- Finally, I hung it to the wall using small removable 3M Command hooks on each end. To disguise the hooks, I used fake flowers. The flowers were from Hobby Lobby. I just cut off the stems.
My paper version isn't quite as pretty as burlap, but I think it turned out okay. Plus, I like the option of playing with fonts and being able to reprint if I mess up. Can't do that with paint and fabric.
I actually think it is centered a little too high and wide. Someday I'll fix that. I also want curtains, a chair, and a few other little accessories for that room, but it's slowly coming together. We've only had two overnight guest in the last year anyway, so clearly there's no rush.